Archive closet: collectible iconic items

    "Must-haves" and everlasting pieces ready to be shown today and to profit from tomorrow

    Archive closet: collectible iconic items

    Discover the edit for her: 12 tips for accessories, bags, clothing and shoes

    If archive fashion is on topic, you can't not mention Jean Paul Gaultier conical bra, which was worn by pop star Madonna during her Blond Ambition tour in 1989. As it appeared on the catwalk the next year, cones became the symbol of sensuality and femininity. Now it is revisited in a modern and contemporary design with this first daring and tempting dress.

    As a way to give your autumn looks a British signature, you can choose either Vivienne Westwood Pattern Tartan Sunday Corset - paying homage to the Queen of Punk - or the evergreen Burberry Trenchcoat, a status symbol item.

    Dolce & Gabbana SS23 is the perfect example of “archive fashion”. The two Italian designers worked together with the unique Kim Kardashian, who selected some of the most iconic pieces from prolific 1987 e il 2007 years, the exact focus of the Y2K trend.

    Bags and shoes are the items that are more likely to become archive pieces.

    Loewe rose-shaped heel sandals are art-like and crucial to make a basic outfit memorable. Valentino Tango Mary-Jane shoes are a carry-over that thanks to the patent leather and its block heel will give you confidence and a sexy allure. Starting from the same mood, but with a glamour and pop twist, Versace Medusa Aevitas pumps are already iconic. Raf Simons Western boots are a good alternative for a daily outfit since '90 Belgian catwalks.

    Add to your wishlist the Coperni Crystal-Swipe Bag, a shiny reinterpretaion of the legendary bag from the same brand, inspired by the “swipe to unlock” iPhone symbol. Alexander McQueen Mini Jewelled Hobo - now presented in pink - is THE it-bag to collect and to use daily. It was the year 2017 when Simone Porte Jacquemus designed one of the best seller bags of the last years: La Chiquito Bag. Now it comes in every shape and color, but the candid white Big variant is the one not-to-be-missed. Last but not least: Dolce & Gabbana Sicily bag - first launched in 2009, is another important archive piece to own.

    In 2022, designer Glenn Martens took over Diesel, disrupting the rich tradition of the Italian brand. The silver logo buckle belt is the accessory that will give light to your waist. Gold or silver tone? Choose between Dolce & Gabbana “Kim” choker and Ann Demeulemeester minimal aesthetic. A post-apocalyptic and post-vacation mood is given by Rick Owens captivating sunglasses.

    In our edit: Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Loewe, Valentino, Versace, Raf Simons, Coperni, Alexander McQueen, Jacquemus, Diesel, Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens.