Sena Wakabayashi's 6 Autumn Must-Haves
Sena Wakabayashi lives, sleeps and breathes fashion: "I'm always looking for great items for my clients, researching new brands and retailers, creating looks and, best of all, shopping." As the founder and creative director of SW, her personal styling and shopping business, it's all just part of her day-to-day life. Always on the lookout for the latest trends or design ideas, Sena often turns to Instagram and film for inspiration: "Some of my favourites are Blow-Up, Funny Face and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), and Uma Thurman's character in Pulp Fiction, Mia Wallace, is always cool," she confesses. With London Fashion Week past and the new season in full swing, Sena tells us her autumn style picks and tips.
"I love the pieces that have a romantic past life, such as corsets, armour-inspired accessories and long capes. The period pieces from Gucci, Valentino, and Saint Laurent this season are amazing: I love historic references when it comes to styling."
The Essential Dress
"If I could have one thing this season, it would be Loewe's black or gold corset dress."
Top A/W Collections
"Louis Vuitton and JW Anderson have got their collections spot on this season."
"My Noritaka Tatehana shoe collection is my prized possession. My favourites are probably the silver ones he made for my wedding."
"The Balenciaga platform boots are stunning, especially when matched with a velvet cape."
Bag of the Season
"If you buy on thing this season, let it be one of Demna Gvasalia’s enormous striped market totes for Balenciaga."