Us magazine editor-at-large Corinna Williams and freelance creative director Nina Zywietz love to shop. But as they acknowledge in their new book, “For the Love of Style” (teNeues Publishing Group, $55, 218 pages), “Sometimes … that’s not as easy as it sounds.” Their blush-colored book, a kind of fashionista’s paradise, is designed to make shopping easier by identifying the key icons, designers, rising stars and designer-selected must-haves in nine different styles (plus a “House of” section that looks at Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga). Herein we give you a taste of “For the Love of Style’s” nine lives.
— Georgette Gouveia
PURE (AND LUXURIOUSLY SIMPLE)
Think: Coco Chanel
A signature designer: Jil Sander, our lady of the tailored classics.
A rising star: Catskill Mountains-based Ryan Roche, champion of off-white, beige and blush.
An M. Martin must-have: A blanket coat.
ROMANTIC AND BOHEMIAN
Think: Kate Moss
A signature designer: Etro, famed for flowing prints.
A rising star: Ukraine’s Vita Kin, she of the embroidered blouses and cab-yellow coats.
A Talitha must-have: Trans-seasonal suede macramé shawls.
Think: It Girl Gigi Hadid
A signature designer: Tory Burch, creator of fashions that travel well.
A rising star: Welcome back, Bill Blass, now helmed by Chris Benz.
A Bill Blass must-have: A sequin T-shirt dress.
FEMININE AND PLAYFUL
Think: Miu Miu
Another signature designer: Marni’s Consuelo Castiglioni, queen of quirk.
A rising star: Turkish-born Erdem, known for his tea dresses.
An All The Pretty Birds must-have: “Cool headgear, like a beret or turban.”
Think: Katharine Hepburn
A signature designer: Montcler, which made the puffer cool.
A rising star: BMW Motorrad, known for its form-fitting motos.
A Lacoste must-have: A great pullover.
ITALIANS DO IT BETTER
Another signature designer: Dolce & Gabbana, with its swoon-worthy print dresses.
A rising star: Fausto Puglisi, tapping his inner Versace.
A Stella Jean must-have: A family wristwatch.
Think: Diana Vreeland (yes, Diana Vreeland, who said, “Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola.”)
A signature designer: Oh, those form-fitting Wranglers.
A rising star: BLK DNM, a favorite of Gisele, Kanye and Kim.
A Vestiaire Collective must-have: Denim shirts — one dark and one light blue “for the Canadian tuxedo look.”
Think: Victoria’s Secret
A signature designer: Versace, proponent of “More is more.”
A rising star: Alexandre Vauthier, a darling of Madonna and Beyoncé.
An Alexandre Vauthier must-have: A gold metal belt.
Think: Comme des Garçons
Another signature designer: Thom Browne, described in the book as “Japanese boarding school meets ‘Alice in Wonderland’ or “American Horror Story.’”
A rising star: The gender-bending Hood by Air.
An Ayzit Bostan must-have: Shades.
For more, visit teneues.com.