Bold, Distinctive, Defined | Autumn Winter 21
Abounding with a new perspective in a period of emergence, there is plenty to sink your sartorial teeth into this autumn-winter at Whistles.
For the season ahead, we’re ready once more for clothing that will empower us with a strong sense of independence and individuality. A billowing, sweeping silhouette care of fluid knitted slacks, silk slips, voluminous coats and trapeze-shaped separates demands others to take notice—unfolding from our hibernation, this is a season to be ‘seen’.
The palette is a chic, stripped-back blend of earthy neutrals and modular tones, which can be compiled and stacked to complement and enhance one another. Cocoa brown, mushroom, taupe, stone, black leather and school uniform grey form the base, with grass green, mulberry, winter white and flashes of pink providing the top notes.
Puffers and quilted outerwear take on glamorous new proportions with oversize padding creating a bold and distinctive look.
While the overshirt continues to reign supreme, the gilet makes a strong comeback. Seen in padded leather and a textural borg fleece, it begs the question of why we ever forwent this perfect transeasonal cover-up?
Knits with a home crafted appeal—think colourful crochet, modern patchwork and delightfully textural handknits—provide a quieter moment and offset the statement pieces in the collection. The sweater vest, or grandad tank, is the season’s new power player with a grey boiled wool iteration, layered with a matching cardigan cut to a leaner silhouette, has a pleasingly bookish vibe.
The epitome of cool; leather separates prove just how easy they are.
From shirting and dresses to the now-ubiquitous leather blazer; the leather overshirt; the leather cuffed trousers; and notably, an a-line midi skirt the colour of wild berries, with unexpected utility belt detailing. In short, top-to-toe leather dressing is here to stay.
An antidote to the comfort we’ve been wrapped in, the new season ushers in clothes that will last beyond a single occasion.
It’s a collection that speaks of the welcomed return of dressing up, bringing together multiple moods, attitudes and aesthetics in the form of elevated casual staples and more outré items that create a canvas for self-expression.