Obsessions: pinstripes


Originally worn by dapper English gents at the turn of the 20th Century, pinstripes still possess a wealth of formal potential to this day.

By the 1990s, pinstripe cloth had been fully appropriated into womenswear, offering up an edgy, androgynous take on formal style. This lengthy resurgence saw everyone from Kate Moss to The Spice Girls experimenting with the superfine stripe. Heavily tailored pieces like Julia Roberts’ 1991 Golden Globes ensemble struck a sexier tone, while editorials from the pages of Vogue featured a looser silhouette, in a genuine ode to the cloth’s original menswear context.

Our autumn winter collection is peppered with pinstripe pieces, reengineered for a modern office context. Our Tora Pinstripe Knit Tunic and matching Skirt offer a contemporary alternative to the two-piece suit – the deep slits on the side seams of the tunic will maintain razor sharpness. If a subtle injection of pinstripe is preferred, opt for our Tóra Pinstripe Knit Top, a boxy long sleeve piece that’s just as at home with jeans as it is tailoring. For feminine ease, our jersey knit Pinstripe Dress will allow you to segue from work to play, effortlessly – just add sass. 

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