It’s time to plan your sartorial calendar, aided by the September dose of Citizen Femme’s monthly fashion round-up.
From back-to-work wardrobe necessities to iconic designer collaborations and personalised jewellery, September is bound to be a stylish one.
London-based brand RIXO may be known for its playful vintage-inspired designs favoured for special events, but their new collection of Wardrobe Staples has been curated to fit seamlessly into your everyday attire. From modest polka dot dresses to chic collar blouses, this core collection of pieces provides the perfect building blocks for any wardrobe; from workwear, dinners out, weekend events and beyond.
London-based sisters Rosanna and Christie Wollenberg founded Otiumberg in 2016 after finding a gap in the market for affordable but quality, demi-fine jewellery. The latest addition to their best-selling personalised collection is the Diamond Initial Pendants, combining both sophistication and sentimentality. They're handcrafted from 100 per cent recycled 9ct solid gold and feature above ground diamonds, in all 26 letters of the alphabet.
Founded in London in 2018, this luxury label is changing the landscape of fashion by using sustainable practices and distributing 90 per cent of its profits between those who make each collection happen. Leaders in elevated basics, this month they've launched their first ever London pop-up in Harrods, showcasing pieces from their AW23 collection and offering exclusive styles only available in the department store.
You won't find a fashion editor's wardrobe without Los Angeles based fashion brand ANINE BING. Inspired by Scandinavian simplicity and American energy, its timeless, wardrobe essentials are loved by modern women around the world. Announcing Kate Moss as its new global face for Fall/Winter 2023, you can expect ‘90s-inspired details, including a modern take on rock ‘n’ roll dressing – which Kate is known for – and which remains a central theme of the ANINE BING collections since the brand’s launch in 2012.
French fashion muse Jeanne Damas founded her own label Rouje in 2016, focusing on freely feminine pieces as a love letter to women. In celebration of her first New York boutique in the city's buzzy Soho, her pre-fall collection mirrors the energy of the city with '90s-inspired pieces combining both urban and feminine styles. Expect lingerie-inspired dresses, patent leather, slinky skirts – and a statement vinyl bomber jacket set to become this season's cult item.
If you're looking to improve your carbon footprint, this new collaboration between French fashion brand ba&sh and electric bike manufacturer Cowboy will elevate your commute to work. Empowering urban women to reclaim the streets, the new Limited Edition Cruiser ST, a take on Cowboy’s best selling model, is both elegant and intelligent with a sleek frame in soft lavender. This special collab has just 25 units available across boutiques in Europe – two of those in their Covent Garden store in London.
Dior's creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri dreamed up the Dior Toujours bag as an essential accessory with distingishable elegance. With a silhouette that's both timeless and contemporary, the Toujours is available in three different sizes and five neutral colourways, an object of desire embodying the meticulousness of Dior’s leather ateliers. Practical yet stylish, the larger size will fit all your office essentials.
Global retailer Free People is known for its relaxed, creative spirit and has collaborated with like-minded British Stylist Angie Smith on an edit of transitional autumn essentials that will give your wardrobe style mileage. Western, boho-inspired pieces are imagined in a warm, earthy colour palette and denim essentials and key layering pieces are at the forefront of a solid new season collection that provides the perfect synergy with the months ahead.
British model Georgia May Jagger is the face of American denim brand 7 For All Mankind's AW23 campaign. Inspired by London, the campaign captures the vibrant energy of the city with a wardrobe to match. Denim and leather pieces boast modern shapes that blend contemporary and vintage elements, inviting you to embrace the carefree spirit and see out the season in style.
A major trend for AW23, fashion comes with a side of rebellion this season. To celebrate the punkish spirit, Kings Cross and Coal Drops Yard have collaborated with leading fashion stylist Karen Clarkson – who has worked with the Godmother of punk, Vivienne Westwood – on House of Punk, a pop-up showcasing this season’s hottest looks from King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard AW23 fashion collections. Expect a curation of womenswear, menswear and gender fluid looks from global brands including American Vintage, ba&sh and A.P.C. and vintage finds from Beyond Retro.
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