Buying clothing from Wardrobe NYC, Josh Goot and Vogue Australia fashion director Christine Centenera’s luxury fashion label, is a commitment. Since its founding in 2017, their minimalist items have only been available in all-encompassing four- or eight-piece wardrobe sets for $2000 and $4000 respectively. Even if only one or two pieces piqued your interest, you had to buy it all or not at all. Until now.
The designers recently dropped their fourth collection – a collaboration with Levi’s – which is focused on denim essentials. And consumers can finally shop each piece separately (as well as items from previous tailored, sport and street lines) at British online retailer Matchesfashion.com. And the styles are selling out fast.
For women, hero pieces include a crisp white luxury tuxedo shirt ($640), which is exclusive to Matchesfashion.com. The designers suggest you style it with their high-rise cycling shorts ($370) and an oversized blazer. The new-collection pale-blue denim skirt ($425) is a modern riff on the Levi’s classic 501 style and can be worn with the light-wash blue denim shirt ($298), which is accented with mother-of-pearl buttons.
“We’ve always wanted to create a new take on a classic denim wardrobe ensemble, so having the opportunity to fuse iconic Levi’s pieces and washes with our own aesthetic was a really special project for us,” Centenera said of the new range in a statement. “Pairing these pieces with our own Italian-made tailoring and jersey essentials feels super new and exciting, and I love experimenting with the different styling combinations.”
Designed in Italy and made in New York, the first Wardrobe NYC capsule focused on “tailored” necessities in black. The second release was designed to a “sport” brief, while the third collection – “street” – spanned shirts, cropped long-sleeve tees and leggings.
The sets were designed around the idea that instead of buying individual items on the regular, Wardrobe NYC’s direct-to-consumer concept would encourage people to rebuild their wardrobes from scratch with timeless, ultra-high-quality pieces that outlast seasonal trends.
The menswear denim capsule, for example, features a pair of relaxed slim-fit jeans ($298), a loose-fit denim jacket ($469) and refined black cotton-jersey T-shirt ($192) – all items you can and would want to wear for many years.
For those of us who struggle with styling outfits at home, the label’s Instagram feed provides endless inspiration with shoots to help the average punter mix and match numerous impactful looks.