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The New Power Workwear for Women

As more and more women take on executive positions, workplace fashion is shifting. Long gone are the watered-down menswear looks of the past. Today’s power wear is defined by easy and elegant profiles and accented by statement jewelry and watches.

BY Ken Rivadeneira | Life | May 9, 2019
Photo by Travis Matthews

Above left: White linen blouse with solid collar ($1,295), slouchy paper-bag trousers with shiny double belt in linen ($1,875) and chevron overcoat with monili in cotton and linen ($4,995) Brunello Cucinelli, brunellocucinelli.com/en

Above right: Overlay linen jacket ($535) and ruffle-tiered linen skirt ($495), Theory, theory.com; Mineral Drop earrings in resin and high-polished brass ($230), Dinosaur Designs, dinosaurdesigns.comSerpenti one-coil ring in rose gold set with pave diamonds ($6,580), Bulgari, bulgari.com

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Above: Willard drawstring-waist jacket in cotton stretch sateen ($1,290) and Averill wide-leg pant in cotton stretch sateen ($1,090), Novis, novisnyc.com; Quinn hinged 18-karat gold-plated bangle ($120), Gorjana, gorjana.com; Baby Lilly Hoops earrings plated in 10-karat gold($350), Jennifer Fisher, jenniferfisherjewelry.com; L’humour Brillant satchel in calfskin (price upon request), Delvaux, delvaux.com

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Above: Rydell wool blazer ($850), Camilla and Marc, camillaandmarc.com/us; silk satin short-sleeve tee ($285), Vince, vince.com; Manila green satin pleated skirt ($1,995), Brunello Cucinelli, brunellocucinelli.com/enAvery pavé hoops in sterling silver ($50), Accessory Concierge, accessoryconcierge.com; Moon pump ($795), Christian Louboutin, us.christianlouboutin.com; Tiffany HardWear ball ring in 18-karat white gold with diamonds ($10,000) and Tiffany HardWear ball ring in 18-karat white gold with diamonds ($5,000), Tiffany & Co., tiffany.com

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Above left: Calligraphy brush-painted floral dress ($1,595), Kimora Lee Simmons, kls.com; Knot Gonna Happen platform wedge ($795), Paul Andrew, paulandrew.com; Serpenti earrings in 18-karat white gold and pavé diamonds ($10,900), Bulgari, bulgari.com; Grace Small Box Saffiano handbag ($2,295), Mark Cross, tmarkcross.com

Above right: Wool crepe suit pants ($795) and blazer ($950), Kimora Lee Simmons, kls.com; Moon pump ($795), Christian Louboutin, us.christianlouboutin.com; B.zero1 ring in 18-karat white gold with diamonds ($15,800), B.zero1 Design Legend by Zaha Hadid necklace in 18-karat white gold with diamonds ($4,550) and B.zero1 earrings in 18-karat white gold with diamonds ($12,100), Bulgari, bulgari.com

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Above: Angela wool-and-silk blazer ($1,790) and Beatrice wool-and-silk pants ($990), Gabriela Hearst, gabrielahearst.com; Serpenti necklace in 18-karat white gold with diamonds ($54,000) and Serpenti ring in 18-karat white gold and diamonds ($6,000), Bulgari, bulgari.com

Photo by Travis Matthews

Above: Oliver jacket in sharkskin ($365), ivory Antonia top ($145) and Surrey skirt in sharkskin ($225), MM.LaFleur, mmlafleur.com; Tiffany HardWear graduated link necklace in 18-karat gold ($10,000), Tiffany HardWear ball ring in 18-karat gold ($1,200) and Tiffany HardWear ball ring in 18-karat gold ($850), Tiffany & Co., tiffany.com; Baby Lilly Hoops earrings plated in 10-karat gold ($350), Jennifer Fisher, jenniferfisherjewelry.com

Photo by Travis Matthews

Above: Double-breasted Soledad silk-and-wool blazer ($1,495), Alejandra Alonso Rojas, alejandraalonsorojas.com; Parentesi necklace in 18-karat white gold with diamonds ($68,000) and B.zero1 earrings in 18-karat white gold with diamonds ($12,100), Bulgari, bulgari.com

Photo by Travis Matthews

Above: Sleeveless zip dress in tiger lily ($975) and convertible knit top in tiger lily ($695), Adeam, adeam.com; Venus earrings in rose gold ($89), Astrid & Miyu, astridandmiyu.com; Diamond Ribbon Ref. 4968/400R watch with a manual movement and an 18-karat gold case featuring 617 diamonds totaling 3.27 carats as well as 12 rubies totaling .11 carats ($68,042), Patek Philippe, patek.com

Photo by Travis Matthews

Above left: Plain cotton skirt ($825) and top ($650), Escada, escada.com; Lorena nude patent leather heels ($450), Brian Atwood, brianatwood.com; Serpenti necklace ($67,000) and Serpenti bracelet in 18-karat pink gold with mother-of-pearl and diamonds ($68,000), Bulgari, bulgari.com

Above right: Silk chiffon Camellia dress ($1,095), Irwin Garden, irwingarden.com; black wool suit jacket ($2,895), Ermenegildo Zegna, zegna.us; So Kate gold specchio leather pumps ($795), Christian Louboutin, us.christianlouboutin.com; Baby Lilly Hoops earrings plated in 10-karat gold ($350), Jennifer Fisher, jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Tiffany HardWear graduated link necklace in 18-karat gold ($10,000), Tiffany & Co., tiffany.com; Twenty~4 Ref. 7300/1200R-010 featuring a mechanical self-winding movement and 160 diamonds totaling .77 carats set on rose gold ($45,361), Patek Philippe, patek.com

 

 

Produced by Ken Rivadeneira

Photography by Travis Matthews

Styling by Mecca Williams 

Shot on location at The Evelyn, a historic hotel in Manhattan’s NoMad district that celebrates the creativity that has defined the neighborhood since it came together in the early 20th century. Named after celebrated “It Girl” Evelyn Nesbit, whose life and resilience have inspired works of literature and films, the recently renovated property caters to a sophisticated clientele from the worlds of commerce and culture. Along with intimate meeting and public spaces, the hotel features three dining venues by chef Jonathan Benno, including the Roman-inspired trattoria Leonelli Taberna and the fine-dining restaurant Benno. 855.468.3501, theevelyn.com

Models: Rainey Forkner/New York Model Management and Madison Moehling/Fusion

Hair & Makeup: Robert Huitron for Art & Style New York using Chanel

Styling Assistant: Diana Choi

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