It’s become common practice, renting someone else's home over the internet. Arriving at a weird house and exploring its layout is now both thrilling and familiar. An adopted weekend haunt makes a nice backdrop for winter’s soft gothic clothes—it’s easy to imagine finding impossibly light tulle gowns in some moth-desiccated garment bag in an attic, or the joy of trying on a strangers’ deep-ribbed turtleneck with extra-extra-long sleeves.
In the fashion story for our 101st issue, every piece is a statement piece. Unconventional shapes are even bolder in luxury materials: creamy cashmere sweatpants, steel-toed leather brogues, a sweater striped with blue fur. These clothes have nothing to do with retail trends like one-size-fits-all, or the functionality of normcore staples, or slick and genderless minimalism. They’re intimate and sentimental. They command attention and invite petting. Exaggerated silhouettes, like the articulated flare of a pant leg, emphasize individuality. These are eerie, warm clothes searching for their owners. Maybe it’s you.
Styling by Mobolaji Dawodu. Hair & Makeup by Allie Smith.