Milan-based Les Copains has been one of Italy's top knitwear brands since founder Mario Bandiera launched the label in the late 1950s. Named after a popular French radio show, Les Copains has built its sterling reputation by producing consistently timeless sweaters and dresses made from the highest-quality cashmere. Slimming wool pencil skirts, tweed jackets and coats, long-sleeve shirts of soft tencel and wool blend, and other women’s clothing separates derive their crisp polished look from Les Copains’ expert detailing and draping; understated silk ties and brushed Shetland wool sweaters are some of the stand-outs you’ll find in Les Copains’ men’s line. In 2012 fashion designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua took over the reins of the company, which now produces perfume, handbags, and shoes in addition to the stunning knitwear that has made its name synonymous with Italian elegance.
Ladies, you may have to wear a suit to work, but by no means does it have to be boring. Take a cue from the runway's fresh iterations (bold colors, leather details, striking digital prints) and stock your closet with bright silk button-downs, draped pencil skirts, tweed blazers, and more sharply tailored pieces, made to mix-and-match all season long.
The days when suits were strictly boardroom attire? Long gone, thanks to spring 2014’s fresh take on the matching top-and-bottom combo. “We saw so many matching sets on the spring runways, and it’s a nice way to inject color and print into your daytime look,” says Joyann King, Digital Director of Harper’s Bazaar. Her smart advice for wearing it? “I definitely recommend buying the full ‘set’, but with plans to style the pieces individually, as well.” Let her chic Suno look inspire you, then shop the sale to get in on the matching action this season.
Button up this spring in flattering, menswear-inspired staples.
Key pieces for looking seriously chic from morning meetings to after-hours drinks.