(All photos: Courtesy of Amanda Lee Shirreffs)
Yes, it’s true: I’m obsessed with Courreges. I thought about my life with only Courreges in it – long walks on the beach, dinner at Monsieur Bleu – ah, our future together looked so promising.
What I love about all things Courreges is how incredibly current the pieces look, sporty – yet feminine & almost futuristic. Once a Civil Engineer, I believe it gave Andre Courreges an innovative design point of view to create such structured & functional pieces.
It’s important to focus on function when developing your wardrobe. I have to continuously remind myself: less is more. Choose separates that are beautifully made & can be mixed with multiple pieces you already own. Once you are able to rid yourself of all of the unwanted & unworn looks in your wardrobe – you then can focus on what you actually need & the fun can begin!
I chose this incredible 1960s Courreges Numbered Couture Suit from Shrimpton Couture to prove to myself that a well-made separate with an exquisite fit – could be the only addition I needed to my wardrobe this season.
I absolutely love a head-to-toe monochromatic look with a few stand-out accessories, because I have a flair for the dramatics. I paired this look with my favourite PVC booties & a faux-sheep skin shawl from Topshop.
I chose more of a classic look to showcase the amazing design detail of the Courreges skirt – pairing it with a black lace mock neck & thigh-high boots. I love adding little stylistic touches like the satin ribbon, worn as a choker & my beloved Fendi bucket bag. (Thanks Mom!)
To showcase a slightly more relaxed, everyday look – I paired the cropped Courreges Moto Jacket with a geometric-print vintage T & my favourite pair of high-waisted jeans from Iris Denim. I accessorized the look with a 90s mini leopard print Guess purse & Clarks brogues.