On my radar in the womenswear world, I’ve been delighted to see French label Sessùn coming forward with a super military-inspired outerwear collection. Think about heavy military coats in virgin wool, tailored to a super feminine shape to bring back elegance to the silhouette… And they didn’t miss a beat in bringing out the cable knit turtleneck back (respect). I have much admiration for those who swimming-pool-bomb into the deep end, like their knitted onesie this season worn below, that would be the most festive jumpsuit one could pull off without looking like the grinch who stole Christmas.
I still find the collection lacking that weight that I am so used to wearing mens outerwear on a regular basis, but I put my hat down to any womenswear label who is willing to step up to the massive challenge that is appropriating garments to be appealing for women to get their mits on. I will admit that women who are into great hardware, military strength trimmings, and proper textiles are far and few between, but I like to think that we gather here at Ponytail Journal, as well as other places on the internet and in real life like at fleas and car boot sales (I’ve met some really rad ladies this way) to make a strong case for the gap in the market.
So here I’ve picked my personal favourites from the collection, styling them with my fishing gear and other fun things that you might find yourself using in the holiday season or just in life full stop. This woman is all about the outdoors, living and breathing the best that our planet has to offer, leaving their smartphone in a muddy puddle. Exploration is about experience, as life is about reconnecting with ourselves and this wild world we live in.
Read the full story over at Vogue Australia here.
Above, I’m doing that radular onesie with Sessùn’s cable knit turtleneck, Carhartt fishing hat, and W’menswear chore coat.
Bringing red riding hood to life, Sessùn transformed her into adult form with the softest black cape, worn here with their wool work jacket. The coat is paired with a canvas vest and fishing pant by W’menswear.
Sessùn included that iconic French marinière (boating stripes) in a knit this season, as seen here matched with their wool military pants, and a red neck scarf by Journal Standard. The look is completed with a classic red beanie by French heritage brand Saint-James, Sessùn coat, and matching knit scarf below.
/ Photographer / Thomas Canel / *Stylist / Lauren Yates /
/ Shot in Square René-le Gall, Paris /