Go Britannia chic with 10 looks from Sandro Fall 2016

These days it seems designers just can’t get enough of Britain, with Gucci’s recent show at Westminster Abbey, and Christian Dior at Blenheim Palace. Now we have Sandro, a Parisian-based label, also going the Brit-chic way with a Fall 2016 collection that references nineties London with just the right dose of femininity thrown in.

London has always had a grunge-punk attitude about it, ever since Vivienne Westwood and the Sex Pistols burst on to the scene in the seventies. In the nineties, grunge and alternative music made a come back and brought with it flannel shirts, combat booties and leopard printed everything.

Sandro has clearly taken inspiration from this era, intertwining it with touches of Parisian luxury, as seen in the tiger embroidery on silk bomber jackets, leopard printed fur coats and lace slip-dresses over denim jeans, which give the outfits a rebellious, if still sartorial vibe.

As huge fans of the new rock ‘n’ roll trend, we’ve picked out ten of our favourite looks from Sandro’s Fall 2016 collection, and trying very hard not to head out and buy them all now.

Sandro, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, B2-108, Canal Level, Singapore 018956, +65 6688 7110, sandro-paris.com

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A leopard print fur coat is a must-have in every rockstar’s closet. Pair it up with some bright coloured pullover and denim high-waisted jeans to add a little class to the grunge.


If you’re into the cool, rocker chick aesthetic, throw on a black hoodie with a mesh skater skirt and some thigh-high boots, sealing the look with a military bomber jacket to add some tone and texture.


This crane embroidered bomber jacket clearly has some Chinese influences (the crane is a symbol of longevity), but isn’t overly traditional with a little touch of white and burgundy at its hems.


To make your outfit a little more interesting, try playing around with textures and layering. This look has its all, with different fabric manipulation and colour combinations giving it more personality without looking too try-hard.


For those who aren’t flamboyant and prefer a monochromatic colour palette, layer your outfit to add texture to your overall look. Wear a white shirt over a translucent black lace dress and top it off with a pullover of a similar hue.


You can also keep your outfit interesting by keeping pieces in the same colour family. Reds here include a burgundy coat paired with a rust coloured pullover and black skinny jeans.


Sometimes, you don’t have to go all loud and bold to be “sartorially attractive.” Stand out of the crowd with a simple navy blue dress paired with some thigh-high boots.


Super casual doesn’t have to mean sloppy, throw together a slouchy cardigan, retro printed shirt tucked into a high-waisted embellished jeans and some burgundy heeled booties for a cool but comfortable ensemble.


Or make the whole thing a little more smart with a mandarin-collared shirt tucked into neatly tapered high-waisted denim washed trousers.


It might not happen much in Singapore, but if the weather does get chilly, throw on a comfortable, oversized knit with a more structured coat, add a little bit of fun to the outfit with a glittery skirt.