Winter’s New Uniform Receives a Four-Legged Tick of Approval

Plus: Vacation-ready beachwear care of Chloé and Eres, and a new role for rock legend Lenny Kravitz.

Article by T Australia

BASSIKE_2Photography courtesy of Bassike.
Photography courtesy of Bassike.

Bassike Hits its Stride with Textured Layers and Casual Cosiness

Few Australian regions necessitate heavy duty mid-year outerwear. Still, the lure of winter layering beckons, requiring a more imaginative approach to cool climate dressing. Popular for its luxurious take on everyday wear, Bassike’s winter 23 collection offers just that; toeing the line between the brand’s signature styles — wool crepe gaberdine tailoring, leather and denim — and cosy fabrications. Boiled wool, boucle and felt make tactile bedfellows with draped mohair and cashmere. Corduroy receives a contemporary update courtesy of unexpected tailoring, and ribbed jersey harks to Bassike’s enduring emphasis on fashion-forward comfort. Communicating with the brand’s #WeGoBeyond B-Corp commitment, and with the intention of raising awareness for pet adoption in Australia, the collection campaign features four-legged cameos from local registered charity and no-kill centre, Monika’s DoggieRescue.

Photography courtesy of Chloé x Eres.
Photography courtesy of Chloé x Eres.

An Exclusive Swimwear Collection from Chloé and Eres

Summer may be receding down under, but for the sunseekers venturing north this season for a hit of European vitamin D, beachwear remains a packing staple. For the first time, the French swimwear specialists Eres and the luxury fashion house Chloé have joined forces for an exclusive sea-worthy collection. Spanning swimwear, ready-to-wear and accessories, the Chloé x Eres capsule channels a Mediterranean colour palette with red ochre, milky neutrals, black and honey. Crafted from Peau Douce — a second skin material created by Eres — the collection’s bikinis and full-pieces combine elasticity, resistance, shape and comfort, while shoulder flounces and botanical motifs speak to Chloé’s feminine design codes. The collection is available to shop online at Eres and Chloé, and in-store.

Photography courtesy of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Luxury Watchmakers Jaeger-LeCoultre Enters its Rockstar Era

While everything Lenny Kravitz touches mightn’t turn into literal solid gold, the creative multi-hyphenate’s inimitable brand of cool certainly leaves its mark. Kravitz’s CV traverses industries (he is an award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, actor, designer and photographer) and, as the newly announced ambassador for Jaeger-LeCoultre, he’s turning his star power towards timepieces. “I feel very drawn to Jaeger-LeCoultre. The way they combine such a high level of craftsmanship, design and function in their watches–that really resonates with me,” says Kravitz of the appointment. The artist’s fascination with timepieces was forged in childhood, where he was transfixed with his father’s collection of watches. Today, chronographs are as much a part of his wardrobe as his silk shirts or leather pants. “Beyond the function of a watch, style is very important — how it looks and the way it fits on your wrist. You have to really connect with it,” he adds. “My Jaeger-LeCoultre pieces feel like they have always been there — they blend with me and their style is absolutely timeless.”