Photo: Yasmine Ganley
Drawn to the elevation of one’s everyday uniform, Paris Georgia Basics offer a study in versatile and pared-back essentials to complement personal style. We spoke to the designers in their Ponsonby, New Zealand studio to discuss the ideas behind their coveted offering.
Nurturing our singularity with an inward gaze; letting intuition guide us to a greater sense of self.
The complete and utter individuality of Patti Smith, a woman like no other / looking to Richard Serra’s remarkable land art, standing tall in the Qatari desert / easy, seasonless essentials from Lauren Manoogian / taking hold of all the possibilities a new year brings / fortitude and affirmation from Lawrence Carroll /
Frida Kahlo, an icon of female strength and creativity / ‘Nude’ by Edward Weston, photographed in 1936
Savour, indulge, and relish as the year’s final chapter draws to a close.
The wild freedom of summer, embodied by Rosemary Ferguson and captured by Corinne Day / dressing the hair with French barrettes from Sylvain Le Hen / succumbing to temptation à la Natasha Poly, photographed by
Terry Richardson for Paris Vogue / the understated grace of Georgia Alice’s Resort 17 collection / glorious mess on a dining table, as shot by Laura Muthesius / a quiet corner in the Sala Ayutthaya Hotel by Onion Architects / Gisele Bundchen by Matt Jones, a portrait of what the holidays are all about / searing heat via Yves Klein’s ‘Untitled Fire Painting’, created with a flamethrower in 1961 / raising our glasses to the year that was /
Ursula Scheid’s Glazed Stoneware Vase, both modern and earthy
For skin that illuminates – petal fresh, and lit from within – our hero product is Maryse Beauty’s Highlighting Dew. Silky, sheer, and full of light-diffusing minerals, the highlighting dew features broccoli seed for Vitamin A and erucic acid, grade seed for Omega 6, and Vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant. For a healthy and luminous complexion, apply to the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, and eyelids.
Pictured: Gisele Bundchen (1999)
Classic shirting undergoes a bold redux for the season as Marques’Almeida takes the unfailing staple and fashions it anew. Balancing the demure with an avant-garde spirit, the crisp, oxford blue button-up is elevated through wide, exaggerated cuffs, each held in place by a distinct silver link.
Towards perpetual movement and energised flow; chasing pleasures near and far.
Stirring one’s body into action, as captured by Peter Lindbergh / the soft, introspective fluidity of Georgia O’Keeffe’s ‘Abstraction White Rose’, painted in 1927 / black lace delicates from Araks / running away from it all with Jane and Serge / shifting light at Creo Hall by Akira Sakomoto Architects / the quiet thoughtfulness of a Black Crane ensemble / Marina Richter’s vision of the world passing by / an ode to the sea via Maison Balzac’s collaboration with Matteau Swim, with notes of bergamot, lemon, and green tea
From the saccharine hues of a ripe rose in bloom, a vibrant new palette emerges. Rich and sumptuous, the red of the season is best captured by Simon Miller‘s oxblood-hued Birch Tote, with a supple and roomy form cast in plush French nubuck. Similarly, Jacquemus‘ bold and shapely plays on silhouette are made all the more striking through vivid blue check and the juxtaposition of deep red against pale sky blue.
Top Image: ‘Blue Velvet’ – David Lynch (1986)