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‘September is the January in fashion...’ declared Vogue’s Candy Pratts Price in the iconic 2009 film, The September Issue. ‘This is when I change, this is when I say, “I’m going to try and get back on those high heels” — ’cos that’s the look.’ Of course it’s not just the most important Vogue issue each year, but the most important sartorial stepping-off point. Pratts Price’s words still ring true — even if they’re less quotable than the late André Leon Talley’s impeccable read on NYFW’s Fall/Winter 09: ‘It’s a famine of beauty, honey, my eyes are starving for beauty!’ When it comes to reassessin­g your autumn wardrobe, consider a piece from Balenciaga. Its knife boots are made to slice your way through the WFO Tube crowds. It’s also time to channel your inner head girl with school uniform-esque pieces by Miu Miu, with its pleated skirts, neck ties and crisp shirting — just swap the gel pens for a Smythson notebook and you’re good. Then it’s on to thinking about winter coats. In the name of sustainabi­lity, pull yours from seasons past, or consider hunting for a vintage piece on Vestiaire Collective. Better start adding to your shopping lists because some luxurious, transforma­tive retail therapy never feels more apt than in the primary month of the fashion calendar.

 ?? ?? ’Cos that’s the look: Dolce & Gabbana AW22
’Cos that’s the look: Dolce & Gabbana AW22

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