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Creative Director & Stylist

ANTOINETTE DEGENS

Photographer

AART VERRIPS

[01] Blouse, Lanvin. Blazer, c.1970s Christian Dior. Shorts, Factorie. Socks and sandals, Cotton On.

Where Are They Now?

Trend-transcending staples meet the moment’s sporty separates. As structured tailoring reemerges from its pandemic-induced slump, Studio Degens rediscovers an archive of resale-worthy blazers, shirting and coats.

FASHION / AESTHETICS / 31.01.23

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In a world that no longer sees polish and comfort as opposing outfit traits, these luxury pieces spark a mutual revival paired with easygoing athleisure.

[01] Blouse, Lanvin. Blazer, c.1970s Christian Dior. Shorts, Factorie. Socks and sandals, Cotton On.

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Kult model Lukmon Jimoh photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Strict dandy-style layering feels fresh again when a pair of oversized trousers are involved, pooling ever so chicly around an original pair of chunky runners.

[02] | [03] Top, H&M. Vintage Ralph Lauren shirt. Blazer, Valentino by Valentino Garavani. Trousers, Jil Sander by Raf Simons. Sneakers, Asics.

Kult model Lukmon Jimoh photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Boss model Ben Jackson from photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Boss model Ben Jackson from photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Constantly under construction, the latest iteration of the suit includes a trench coat wrapped around the waist as skirt layer. A simple polo neck provides the same polish as a blunt fringe.

[04] | [05] Polo neck, Pringle of Scotland. Suit, Hugo Boss. Trench coat, Burberry. Sneakers, Asics.

Kult model Jaimee Mackenzie photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Kult model Jaimee Mackenzie photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Shirt, vintage Miu Miu. Cape worn as skirt, vintage Gucci. Socks and sneakers, Cotton On.

Check blazer, Watanabe. Blazer, Jil Sander by Jil Sander.

Collared shirts and blazers anchor even the quirkiest ensembles with a perennial, rational demeanour, allowing for experimentation with print, layering and silhouette.

Kult model Jaimee Mackenzie photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Kult model Jaimee Mackenzie photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Glowing makeup pigments (inspired by your favourite cocktail) energise muted tones. Makeup artist Alice Coloriti adds a sunny sheen to a tangerine lip with yolk yellow liner.

Vest, Prada. Blazer, Watanabe. Suit, Jil Sander. Sneakers, Asics.

All it takes is a simple fitted vest to offset the intentionally awkward fit of an oversized suit. Doubling up on blazers adds necessary structure. 

Kult model Khwezi Ndhlovu photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Kult model Khwezi Ndhlovu photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Knit top, Factorie. Shirt, Prada

Vest, Prada. Knit and trousers, Maison Martin Margiela. Blazer, Escada. Socks and sneakers, Cotton On.

Hairstylist Alet Viljoen offsets the sharp lines of Khwezi Ndhlovu’s rib knit collar with asymmetric twists in her goddess braids.

Blazer, Watanabe.

Kult model Jaimee Mackenzie photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Kult model Lukmon Jimoh photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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[11] [12] Tracksuit, Zara. Trench coat, Lanvin x H&M. Scarf, Hermès. Socks, Cotton On. Sneakers, Asics.

Kult model Lukmon Jimoh photographed by Aart Verrips for HOMEY Magazine, 2023. Creative direction and styling by Antoinette Degens. Hair by Alet Viljoen. Makeup by Alice Coloriti.

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Your loyal trench coat can be thrown over everything from ballgowns to tracksuits. Wrapped around the waist, it serves as a sculptural cincher with the added utilitarian benefit of extra pocket space.

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