A NET-A-PORTER Insider Shares Her New-Season Picks

Few women are as in the know when it comes to fashion than NET-A-PORTER Content Director Alice Casely-Hayford. Here, she shares the pieces on her AW22 wish list, the trends to look out for and the reasons to listen to series five of the ‘Incredible Women’ podcast entitled ‘The Rulebreakers’…

Created in partnership with Net A Porter

Top Trend...

“I love the ‘Easy Elegance’ trend this season – pieces you can effortlessly style up or down while still feeling empowered, stylish and feminine. The exquisite Guinevere silk-satin gown from The Row is an excellent example of this. It’s at the top of my wish list.” 

Embellished Open Back Stretch Jersey Maxi Dress, £960 | Grace Ling

New Brand To Know...

“Our new Vanguard designer Grace Ling’s latest collection is based on geometry and simple shapes, all brought to life through leather boleros, cut-out dresses and strappy skirts. Her designs reflect her sculptural training, and there’s a gorgeous fluidity about the pieces that really comes to life when you move. The pieces are delicate but they make real impact.” 

Seasonal Shoe Picks...

“Playful footwear, whether that be platforms, mules or pumps, is the way to go this season – Mach & Mach, D’Accori, Amina Muaddi and Bottega Veneta are just a few of the brands doing it so well.”

The Statement Jewellery …

“New brand Rainbow K combines vintage and modernity in its stunning Art Deco pieces. Alternatively, Cece Jewellery’s lobster and seaweed 18-karat recycled gold, enamel and diamond necklace will inject some fun into your everyday look.” 

90s Pinch Waist Recycled Leather Blend Straight Leg Pant, £420 | Agolde

The Denim Update...

“This season you need to fall back on classic shapes, or at least classics with a twist. Agolde, Amiri and Goldsign are just a few of my favourite brands.” 

The New Bag...

“Bottega Veneta’s ‘The Pouch’ is perfect for dinner out, while Amina Muaddi’s Betty mini crystal-embellished tote is the ultimate party plus-one.” 

The Ultimate Evening Look...

"I love Maximilian Davis for eveningwear which feels timely given his debut as Creative Director at Ferragamo this weekend, so I'm excited to see the buzz! I’ve never felt more comfortable and confident for an event than I did wearing one of his exquisite creations to the Fashion Awards last year."

Best Workwear Staples...

“Hardworking, multifunctional staples for the office such a short-sleeve silk shirt paired with Totême’s high-rise tapered organic jeans are always a seasonal must-have.” 

The Podcast…

“Our fifth Incredible Women podcast series, ‘The Rulebreakers’ celebrates another set of amazing women forging their own paths, breaking boundaries and driving truly transformative change. It was a pleasure to sit down with them – none of them are afraid to challenge norms or to break archaic rules. Guest speakers include our new Vanguard designer Grace Ling, Self Esteem, Katy Hessel, Zinnia Kumar and Keke Palmer. The conversations are so rich and uplifting – a reminder to everyone that we can all make a positive impact, no matter how big or small.” 

Listen to the podcast here.

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