Stylist Anna Klein shows us how to make the abundant and all-inspiring glamour of New Year's Eve live on throughout 2019
Here’s a New Year’s resolution that your wardrobe will thank you for later: getting more from your Haute Couture. MOJEH’s story, Walk This Way, photographed by Chantelle Dosser, explores the endless opportunities to be found through 21st century Haute Couture. Stylist Anna Klein looks towards the likes of Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel and Clare Waight Keller’s Givenchy for beautifully exquisite pieces that, with a little imagination and a lot of confidence, are suitable for both day and night. “Everything changes with time, including fashion and our attitude towards it,” says Klein. “A lot of today’s couture can actually be worn in everyday life and without looking too dressy.”
Take Maria Grazia Chiuri’s reinterpretation of the two-piece suit at Dior. Structured, sophisticated and entirely sublime for every day office attire. Or Maison Margiela’s athleisure inspired look. This is haute sports at its finest. How about that lavish dress you invested in to welcome in 2019? Well, it’s never really an investment when only worn once – right? Couture’s enfant terrible Alexandre Vauthier is presenting an endless array of high-octane, ‘give a damn’ dresses, perfect for any woman looking to make waves all year round. “Mix it with your everyday ready to wear clothes and even vintage pieces,” suggests Klein. “Try it with trainers, flat sandals, boots etc. Play around and think about mixing to get a laid back, sophisticated and cool up-to-date look.”
The easiest way to relax your Haute Couture is through an undone, raw beauty look. “Avoid too much make up. Try just a red lip with completely clean skin,” says Klein. “Hair can be thrown in to a disheveled bun or just left to hang loose and natural.”
It’s official – the traditional rules of Haute Couture are left wailing in the wind for 2019 and instead, we’re in an age of 24/7 haute style. Think twice before putting away your lavish New Year’s Eve gowns, with just a few styling tweaks they may well hold their own all year long.