Rajni Jacques has mastered the art of fashion week across the pond. By sticking to practical classics and a few standout accessories, the Fashion Director of Allure and Teen Vogue is covered for everything from inclement weather to days that demand hopping from show to show to her favorite places around London. Read on for her guide.
How would you describe your fashion week look — are you practical or flamboyant? Do you dress to attract street style photographers or dodge them? I’m practical with a little flair — far from flamboyant, but not hidden away. I don’t dress to be photographed. If I am photographed cool, I don’t run from it, but that is not my priority. Never was and never will be!
Go-to bag: Anything black and structured. Old Céline and Saint Laurent. Go-to shoe: Anything with some pizazz, as I usually dress simply and have the accessories go bold. Go-to coat: I love color and texture — a coat that stands out. Go-to accessories: Earrings. I love something that adds a bit of character. And a classic gold hoop is always clutch.
Tell us a bit more about the pieces that make your fashion week easier and more fun. A black suit. My fave part about this look is the cropped tux jacket. It can be worn with black slacks or I could even pair it with denim. I’m all about a look that has wearing diversity!
What’s the hardest part about packing for fashion week? Making sure you packed pieces to go with the weather. You don’t want to be underprepared.
What’s the most fun part about packing for fashion week? Being able to conjure up potential looks and debuting pieces!
What are you excited to debut during fashion week? Nothing in particular, but I love a classic suit look. Something that’s simple but makes a statement.