Looks We Love: Primary School
According to Phoebe Philo, her spring 2014 collection was about “power to women. It was inspired by lots and lots of feelings. It felt like the right time to move on. I never really analyze; it is just what is there inside.” What was inside? Something artful, but a bit brutal as well — where primary colors met primal brushstrokes. Despite Philo’s aversion to analysis, the instinctive feel of her prints and layers seemed at least a bit intellectual as geometric shapes punctuated the kinds of clothes you imagine the coolest art professor would wear.
But what would the coolest tennis instructor wear? Surely a combo as chic as a Giambattista Valli bomber, J.W. Anderson silk skirt and Balenciaga espadrilles. Sure, those may be for off the court — turn to something more practical from Y-3 for a match-ready choice.
Our third look? All business. You can’t beat the economy of clean lines offered by three sleek pieces from T by Alexander Wang, Vionnet and Dries Van Noten.