Style snapshot: International fashion director Gabriele Hackworthy at MBFWA
As one of the tastemakers for leading luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter, Sydney-bred Gabriele Hackworthy has access to some of the world's most enviable designer loot. Holding down dual positions of Editorial Fashion Director of Net-a-Porter and Fashion Director of Porter magazine, Hackworthy brings over two decade's worth of industry experience to her roles. In her career she's worked for every top magazine you can think of - from Vogue Australia, China and Japan to Harper's Bazaar UK. Naturally, we knew the Australian-born London-based fashion editor would have impeccable taste. Ladies, take note.
What trends are you loving this season?
Well, I love the '70s, so the gypsy folk trend is definitely a favourite. I also like the return to '80s glamour, along with the idea of deconstruction. I'm also into the whole Victoriana Picnic at Hanging Rock mood.
Who are you favourite Australian designers?
Zimmermann, Tome, Ellery, Lover and Bassike.
And international designers?
Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Chloé, Givenchy, Balmain and Céline.
Your top five buys for this season?
For spring/summer 2015, the pieces that will instantly update a wardrobe are those that fit in with a '70s aesthetic. A hippie dress, a peasant blouse, a suede fringed jacket, a pair of platform sandals and a bucket bag.
Who are your style icons?
Betty Catroux, Jane Birkin, Bianca Jagger, Charlotte Rampling and Patti Smith.
What would you say your go-to outfit is?
Always jeans and a mannish jacket.
What’s in your wardrobe:
Shoes: Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo and Tabitha Simmons.
Heels: Platforms, kitten heels... and flats.
Bag: Hermès, Chloé, Wendy Nichol for her shoulder and bucket bags, and The Row.
Coat: Stella McCartney and Lemaire.
T-shirt: Balmain, Acne or Uniqlo.
Jeans: Saint Laurent’s mid-rise flared jeans and Acne’s pin black high-rise skinny.
Sweaters: Lemaire and Céline.
Underwear: Classic Bonds or Parisian haute couture lingerie label Carine Gilson.
Sunglasses: Italian eyewear brand Persol.
Perfume: Le Labo - they’re a New York-based fragrance brand that hand manufactures beautiful scents using raw ingredients from Grasse in France.
What can’t you live without: A tuxedo.
Beauty products: Dr Frances Prenna Jones Formula 2006, it’s a real one-stop skincare product.
Jewellery: Cartier, Milanese jeweller Pomellatto and Ana Khouri. Her fine jewellery is absolutely exquisite and always crafted from fairtrade gold.
What’s on your bedside table: Biographies about women who inspire me. Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth’s Girl in a Band: A Memoir is my latest read.
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