Isabel Marant, Chloe bag, Chloe Nile bag, Nuria Rothschild, R Burman, Rid Burman, Nikhil Mansata, Fall-Winter 2017 Look book,  F/W 17 look book, fashion vocabulary

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Our Oddball Fall-Winter '17 Vocabulary: Decoded

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Beef up your fashion vocabulary (and your wardrobe), the Le Mill way of course.

Disco Dazzle

We’d come so close to retiring our “going out” tops and slinky dresses. But noughties relic is back, with a vengeance and spotted on the runways at Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, Balmain and Dolce & Gabbana even. The shimmer-dusted noodle straps and plunging necklines deserve to be aired on a Saturday night.       

Saint Laurent, YSL, Le Mill, YSL India, Nuria Rothschild, R Burman, Rid Burman, Nikhil Mansata, Fall-Winter 2017 Look book,  F/W 17 look book, fashion vocabulary

Saint Laurent deep neck mini dress and thigh-high boots

Back-to-Front Dressing

Make your shirts work twice as hard. Street style stars offer tons of inspiration on how to make your shirt go the extra mile, by wearing it back-to-front, turning it into an off-shoulder top, or even a tank.  

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Dries Van Noten white shirt; Loewe 'Missy bag

OCD Colours

Commit to colour. One colour. Rosie Assoulin, Stella McCartney, Max Mara and Jill Sander will have you do it from head to toe. Switch up the shades, fabrics and textures, sure, but really commit this time ok?

Rosie Assoulin, Le Mill, Rosie Assoulin India, Nuria Rothschild, R Burman, Rid Burman, Nikhil Mansata, Fall-Winter 2017 Look book,  F/W 17 look book, fashion vocabulary

Rosie Assoulin denim jacket, pencil skirt and belt

Fuck-Me Boots

Shoes like second skin are the new normal. Between the ugly boots and these fuck-me boots, the spectrum is full of block heels, fur trimmings, left-of-centre heels and absent heels even. But shoes as snug as socks have got to be our favourite – we saw them at Balenciaga, Loewe, and Balmain too.

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Balmain off-shoulder dress; Isabel Marant thigh-high boots

Blanket Buys

Tumble out of bed and rush onto the street with your blanket still wrapped around you. That’s what Junya Watanabe and Chanel would have you do. And Dries Van Noten’s lush jacket comes close too.

Dries Van Noten, Le Mill, Dries Van Noten India, Nuria Rothschild, R Burman, Rid Burman, Nikhil Mansata, Fall-Winter 2017 Look book,  F/W 17 look book, fashion vocabulary

Dries Van Noten printed coat

Grandma Rugs 2.0

Winter without tweed? Unimaginable. This season Balmain brings it back in punchy primary hues, Alexander McQueen gives us sharply tailored dresses. And in both cases the fabric reminds us of our grandma’s kooky rugs; rustic and warm, frayed at the edges and yet so beautiful.

Le Mill, Alexander McQueen, Alexander McQueen India, Nuria Rothschild, R Burman, Rid Burman, Nikhil Mansata, Fall-Winter 2017 Look book,  F/W 17 look book, fashion vocabulary

Alexander McQueen tweed dress

Fire-Hydrant Red

Like the trusted LBD, all-over red is here to stay. Some like it hot, like Versace’s sexy pencil dresses. Others lean towards Alexander McQueen’s dainty lace dresses. Sign up for Dries Van Noten’s androgynous red suits.  

Dries Van Noten, Le Mill, Dries Van Noten India, Nuria Rothschild, R Burman, Rid Burman, Nikhil Mansata, Fall-Winter 2017 Look book,  F/W 17 look book, fashion vocabulary

Dries Van Noten red pant suit

Photographed by R Burman. Styled by Nikhil Mansata. Model Nuria Rothschild