Fashion’s Most Powerful Looks for Fall Are Creating a Storm

Kicking up sand in the Mojave Desert, model Victoria Brito showcases the looks we want for winter

Words and Creative & Fashion Direction by ALISON EDMOND
Photography by BEAU GREALY


On a typical hundred-degree summer day in the superlatively photogenic dry lake beds of Southern California, the intrepid C Magazine team parked a motorhome in the sweltering heat and unpacked trunks bursting with the coolest looks of the season.

The new normal is a very minimal photoshoot crew, armed with masks and gloves and keeping a social distance, but none of the exhilaration of pre-COVID-19 days was missing upon seeing our model work the drama of a superb, slashed shearling coat from Bottega Veneta, or pose in a sexy, monochrome psychedelic catsuit created by Richard Quinn for Moncler, and peel on the slickest latex pants from Saint Laurent — no easy feat in that heat!

The world is changing, the fashion industry is changing, but amazing creativity is still all around us, as we find inspiration in both style and nature.


Left: MIU MIU belted jacket, $5,800, and skirt, $1,900. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN boots, $2,995. SYLVIE CORBELIN ring, $5,800. OSCAR DE LA RENTA earrings, $450. Belt, stylist’s own. Right: TOD’S peacoat, $6,145, and bag, $1,945. FENDI bra and brief, $390 (sold as pair), socks, $150, and sandals, $1,050. MYKITA + MM6 MAISON MARGIELA sunglasses, $505. DANIELA VILLEGAS ring, $22,000, and earrings, $13,000. 


TOM FORD kaftan, $6,450, sweatpants, $1,450, socks, $280, sandals, $1,390, and earrings, $890. ÉLGÉ bracelets, from $5,500.


Left: GIORGIO ARMANI coat, $7,450, and trousers, price upon request. JIMMY CHOO yellow bag, $1,995, and black bag, $1,995. ROAM slippers, $130. ROXANNE ASSOULIN bracelet, $225. MYKITA + MM6 MAISON MARGIELA sunglasses, $505. Right: SALVATORE FERRAGAMO coat, $6,700, and dress, $1,990. STELLA McCARTNEY boots, $975. VRAM earrings, $4,800, and ring, $5,600.


Left: VERSACE jacket, $1,925, sweater, $1,750, miniskirt, $925, boots, $1,450, and bag, $1,925. JACQUES MARIE MAGE sunglasses, $600. ELIE TOP ring, $8,202. Right: DIOR dress, bra top, panties and socks, prices upon request. JIMMY CHOO boots, $950. IRENE NEUWIRTH earrings, $4,690. ÉLGÉ bracelets, $5,500 each.


MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION pullover, $2,290, scarf, $1,590, and skirt, $2,990. VRAM ring, $4,200. KENDALL CONRAD backpack, $590.


Left: BALENCIAGA coat, $2,990, and skirt, $995. ELIE TOP earrings, $13,956, ring (right hand), $5,742, and ring (left hand), $8,202. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN boots, $1,295. Right: GIVENCHY coat, $6,120, scarf, $4,820, bag, $2,650, and gloves, $1,250. ROAM slippers, $130, and IRENE NEUWIRTH earrings, $7,240.


Left: SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO blazer, $3,390, blouse, $1,790, latex pants, $890, gloves, $495, belt, price upon request, and earrings, $595. Right: MONCLER 8 BY RICHARD QUINN catsuit, $660, and jacket, $3,665. BOTH boots, $580. MYKITA + MM6 MAISON MARGIELA sunglasses, $505.


Left: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI cardigan, $9,700. KENDALL CONRAD bangles (right wrist), $220 each, bangle (left wrist), $350, ring, $250, and hoops, $180. Right: LONGCHAMP coat, $5,505, belt, $290, boots, $1,220, and bag, $1,035. KENDALL CONRAD ring (pinkie), $320, ring, $360, and hoops, $180.


Makeup: SMASHBOX Be Legendary lipstick in Mandarin, Panorama Pink and Legendary, $21 each. BEAUTYBLENDER Glass Glow Shinelighter highlighter, $25. CHANEL Les Beiges Soleil Tan bronzing cream, $50. TOM FORD Cream and Powder Eye Color in Naked Bronze, $65. CHANTECAILLE Philanthropy Cheek Shade blush in Grace, $40. GLOSSIER Boy Brow, $16.


Model: VICTORIA BRITO at Muse Management, New York
Hair and makeup:JOE STRETTELL at Tracey Mattingly Agency using Smashbox


Feature image: BOTTEGA VENETA coat, $9,450, dress, $3,980, and boots, $1,950. JENNIFER FISHER hoops, $295, and ring, $325.


This story originally appeared in the September 2020 issue of C Magazine.

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