Holiday 2023: 12 Designer pieces to cop for the festive season

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By Benedict Unang

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Holiday 2023: 12 Designer pieces to cop for the festive season

The most wonderful time of the year has finally arrived and that can only mean one thing for fashionistas—shopping time! Just like every other year, it’s best to start early but if you’re not sure what to get, we’ve got your back. Read on to discover some of our favourite finds, including the Loewe Anagram jumper and the Valentino embellished miniskirt.


Chanel Iridescent Tweed jacket

The classic Chanel tweed jacket needs no introduction and if you’re stuck for outfit ideas, this iridescent version is the way to go. You’ll be pleased to see how the structured silhouette flatters the wearer and how wearing red boosts confidence. Additionally, the patch pockets that hold light items add to its timeless charm. 



Acne Studios Mohair Checked scarf

Although winter jackets can keep you warm when you’re out in the cold, they can only cover so much of your body, and most of the time, leave your neck exposed to the chilly wind. So why not get the Acne Studios’ mohair-checked scarf? The scarf is made of a soft mohair blend with fringed ends and comes in a range of colourways, including this mix of violet, yellow and blue. The best part is that you can personalise it with embroidery of letters, numbers, or symbols.



Loewe Anagram sweater

The Loewe Anagram sweater is a great pick if you have a soft spot for logomania. The mohair-blend jumper arrives in grey melange and sports the brand’s emblem knit into the silhouette. Aside from the loose fit that accommodates all the layers inside, the dropped shoulders offer more room for comfort and mobility. 



Burberry Long leather trench coat

This time of year is all about layering and Burberry’s long leather trench coat is the right piece to complete your look. Not only does the lightweight plongé leather keep you toasty, but it also wraps elegantly against your figure. Furthermore, the belt adds to the classic appeal of the double-breasted coat and you can be sure that it will look great in every setting, rain or shine.



Pleats Please Issey Miyake Tropical winter dress

Heading somewhere warm for the holidays? Pleated dresses are must-haves and you can’t go wrong with any Issey Miyake piece! The Tropical Winter dress, in particular, catches the eye thanks to its frozen-like floral prints, stretched silhouette, and draping on both sides. It’s also wrinkle-resistant, which means there’s no need to dry-clean it, and you can easily fold it to a compact size when travelling. 



Self-Portrait Gold metallic tiered dress

Who can resist a shimmering gown? If you intend to spend the rest of the night dancing on the dance floor, this gold metallic tiered dress by Self-Portrait is your best bet! While the fitted bustier top accentuates your form, the three-tiered skirt is twirl-ready so you can effortlessly dance the night away.



Emporio Armani Organza blazer

Blazers are never a bad idea—it’s even better when adorned with sequins. The Emporio Armani Organza blazer is sure to turn heads with its teardrop-shaped sequin embellishments and matching satin lapels. The roomy silhouette offers it even more of a masculine edge and you can tone down with your go-to slip dress or tights.  



Valentino Embroidered Organza miniskirt

Miniskirts are back in style this season and the Valentino organza miniskirt is one that you should add to your shopping cart. Those looking for a sparkling yet comfy style would love this as it boasts rhinestone accents all over it and a breathable Georgette stretch lining inside. It also goes well with other metallic accessories like the House’s Loco shoulder bag but if you prefer a more understated look, consider the wool sweater with feathers or the compact Popeline blouse



Alice + Olivia Trina embellished cropped cardigan

The perfect cardigan exists—yes, we’re talking about Alice + Olivia’s Trina cardigan. At first glance, you will notice the crystal and pearl motif embellishments over the knitwear as well as the bow closure that gives a lovely touch to the silhouette. Pair the evergreen piece with your favourite denim as well as kitten heels, and you’re ready for the day!



Dior Flared mid-length skirt

Mid-length skirts are well known to be incredibly versatile as they can be worn for both daytime wear and nights out. You can, of course, opt for a classic design, but the Dior flared style is a game changer. A closer look reveals the D-Lace Butterfly motif, which celebrates the House’s remarkable savoir-faire and since this piece comes in white, it complements a wide range of tastes. 



Versace Barocco stencil wool long coat

If you’re new to wearing prints, start with Versace Barocco. While the iconic print has always been synonymous with yellow gold, this season the Italian fashion house reimagined it on a wool long coat in a stencilled and amplified form. It’s also worth mentioning that the outerwear sports peaked lapels, which lend the wearer the illusion of being taller. 



Louis Vuitton LV Medallion scarf

The LV Medallion scarf is the perfect companion for cold days. Soft and gentle to the skin, the pure wool scarf is decorated with a striking pattern of huge LV Initials and Monogram Flowers with extra long fringe for an elegant finish. There are four colours to choose from, but each can be easily styled to match your winter outfit.  






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