The bar has been raised on globe-trotting styles according to the Spring/Summer 2016 Chanel show. Last year the Chanel venue was decked out as a supermarket; this season as an airport, complete with trolley bags and sunglasses. Luxury time-zone switching is big business for the fashion and accessories industry. Is it time for us all to examine our habits when travelling?
More of us are opting to take carry-on luggage only and there is a definite shift in how we view travel with its attendant discomforts and delays. Fashion editors are not the experts they are expected to be as their suitcases just join the rest of
the photo shoot.
At the international fashion collections editors have to marshal dozens of outfits as they are bound to be photographed and have their style dissected. One particular editor stands out, American Vogue's Tonne Goodman. She always travels light and has evolved a uniform for life that is elegant, simple and an inspiration for us all.
· WHITE JEAN PANTS that she re-buys regularly to ensure they are bright white. They go as well with a sweater, shirt or even velvet for night.
· Her tip is to roll not fold, and she tucks in her phone, chargers,
adaptors and paperwork.
· A BLAZER. Her wardrobe system is so rigorous she could give us a master class.
· TWO PENCIL SKIRTS – one for day in a neutral, one for evening in black. Classic, clean, uncomplicated.
· SHIRTS. An elegant or glamorous silk shirt is right for work and play – when life is complicated your packing should be the reverse.
· BLACK SWEATERS. Roll necks, tunics, what you will. Two different styles work for day and night.
· SHAWL – one to cover all bases: glamour and warmth. Another trick is miniaturisation; simple toiletries can be decanted into mini clear bottles.
By Vanessa de Lisle - www.thefashioncupboard.com