The term “modern” gets tossed around a lot. But what truly feels “now” to me are clothes that work overtime in my hectic city life: on designer appointments, in the subway, sprawled on the floor for a fitting, and out for dinner. For fall, Paco Rabanne’s talented new designer Julien Dossena sent out tailored trousers and sporty zippered jackets that have a sleek, kinetic quality. And these shiny Diesel PVC pants, with their graphic stripes of color across the hips, are one of my favorite pieces of the season. They would have been perfect for a recent trip to Mexico City, where I explored the new Jumex and Soumaya museums. The architecture of those buildings is a marriage of form and function, to which I can really relate!
Photos: Neo Mod
Paco Rabanne jacket, $2,400, sweater, $1,500, and pants, $1,140, pacorabanne.com; Proenza Schouler bag, $1,425, Proenza Schouler, New York, 212.585.3200.
Barbara Bui jacket, $4,720, barbarabui.com.
Chanel watch, $16,000, Chanel Fine Jewelry, 800.550.0005.
Diesel pants, $248, shop.diesel.com.
Nicholas Kirkwood pumps, $720, Nicholas Kirkwood, New York, 646.559.5239.
Peter Pilotto pullover, $1,505, saks.com.
Bouchra Jarrar coat, $3,200, net-a-porter.com.
Monique Péan gold and diamond ring, $15,200, moniquepean.com.
Proenza Schouler dress, $2,450, Proenza Schouler, New York, 212.420.7300.
Valextra bag, $2,030, barneys.com.
Hair by Akki at Art Partner; Makeup by Lisa Eldridge at Premier Hair and Makeup; Manicure by Shreen Gayle at Premier Hair and Makeup. Model: Crista Cober at next management. Production by Sirma Newberry. Digital Technician: Gemma Gravett. Photography Assistant: Michael O. Williams. Fashion Assistant: Kalina Pulit. Special thanks to Loft Studios and FilmPlus.