She cuts a sleek silhouette in a subtly tailored shapely suit while he checks in this season in bold plaids
Get into the spirit of the season with a new suit. The borrowed-from-the-boys look is toned down this fall with more subtle tailoring. Gone are the bulky shoulders of previous seasons, which have been chiselled down to sleeker silhouettes that accentuate the hourglass shape, as seen on the Tom Ford and Fendi runways. The lady bag of the ’50s also makes a comeback, thanks to designers such as Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton, so throw on some leather pumps and retro sunglasses to show the world you mean business.
Carina Lau wears many hats. You’ve probably seen her in one of the numerous blockbusters she’s starred in (Infernal Affairs II sound familiar?), but you may not know the Hong Kong-based actress has ventured into fashion design to create clothes for modern multitasking women like herself. Founded in 2015, Anirac (Lau’s first name spelled backwards) has made a name for power suits and elongated silhouettes perfect for any occasion, from the boardroom to the boardwalk. The fall/winter 2018 collection, which is titled Me-Ism, draws inspiration from the ’80s working girl, with models sauntering down the runway in high-waisted trousers and disco earrings, with a sprinkling of menswear details added for a more androgynous look. With Lau wanting to capture the independent spirit of women today, tailored pieces and tuxedo jackets are the bread and butter of her collections, but the influence of her artist grandfather’s love of traditional florals comes through in sexy dresses for eveningwear.