Though designers are, no doubt, the stars of the show during fashion month, it would be wrong of me not to give a heap of credit to the stylists responsible for taking every look to the very limit of its potential.
Think about it. The final ensemble at Matthieu Blazy’s Bottega Veneta F/W 23 show didn’t go viral because of the individual pieces—a tank top, jeans, and a pink leather shirt—as much as the styling of the three together, with the pink shirt tied effortlessly around the model’s waist. (I-D.‘s editor in chief, Alastair McKimm, was credited for styling the show.) The same goes for Miu Miu’s show for fall. Many of the looks featured elevated versions of basics like hoodies, leggings, and cardigans. It was the ways in which Miuccia Prada and stylist Lotta Volkova combined the offerings, creating interesting proportions and eye-catching color combinations, that really took them to the next level of cool.
As much as fashion month inspires our shopping wish lists for the season ahead, it also brings with it a bevy of styling ideas for elevating both those items we’ll eventually purchase and ones we already have sitting in our closets. Below, discover the 15 tricks I took note of during the month of February, each of which I’m planning on re-creating very soon.