Style Sheet: How to pack for glamorous Geneva
The glamour and elegance of Geneva residents sets the bar high for blending into the social scene, and with the A-List jetting into town for the Geneva Auto Show your packing needs to be on point.
Winter fashion has been embraced by the high-end designers across the globe. They’re not taking the easy way out with blacks and greys, and neither should you. Bold patterns, exceptional accessories and embellished footwear are just some of the elements that will breathe life into your travelling winter wardrobe.
Living the exclusive yacht life demands versatility and that you have your finger on the pulse of the latest trends. We’ve taken the stress out of packing for Geneva with these recommendations…
Perusing boutiques in Geneva’s pristine old town calls for a smart, warm and stylish ensemble. Banish boring from your mind and make a statement in contrasting monochrome houndstooth. Best showcased in Balmain’s FW17 collection, combining large and small versions of the pattern adds a contemporary twist to a look that has is heralded as timeless.
Fresh from the Cruise 17 Collection from Jimmy Choo, the Rosa 100 Pumps are crafted from luxurious leather, including the steel mirror leather upper. The pointed toe combined with a delicate ankle strap are perfect for an evening dining in five star luxury at Domaine de Chateauvieux – a setting that is no stranger to the finest in fashion. Our favourite element of this shoe is the clip-on set of mixed Swarovski crystals that transform the shoe from a slick mirrored pump to a sparkling heel.
Fairytale castles and starlit evenings in Geneva call for dresses fit for a princess. Oscar de la Renta’s gowns range from whimsical designs using metres of colourful tulle to more sophisticated strapless pieces, such as this midnight blue floor-sweeping dress. To ward off the evening chill, a range of exquisite furs are available – or add a dash of rockstar chic to your look with a pair of elbow length leather gloves.
Accessorise day and night with statement earrings – wear your hair out during the day: flawless make-up combined with freshly washed, strategically messy hair is always a winning combination. Sweep your hair back in the evening for easy elegance, and to showcase your jewellery. Chloe’s Maddie earrings are a standout piece in the designer’s 2017 Spring collection, adding an intricate glint of gold to your look.
For gentlemen, keeping warm on a wintery day in the Swiss alps or sailing on the lake just became a little more stylish. Wrap yourself in a quilted sleeveless jacket from Bruno Cucinelli’s Spring Summer collection. Filled with the highest quality goose down and with water repellant qualities this lightweight jacket is easy to pack, and even easier to wear.
A cornerstone of any gentleman’s wardrobe is a tailored trench coat – and Hugo Boss’s expertly crafted menswear collection is where you’ll find one of the most stylish coats available today. Signature detailing and sharp cuts are the order of the day – perfect for shrugging on over a suit for evenings out or crisp afternoons.
Put some colour into your cocktail hour ensemble with a pair of shoes from the Sartorial Collection from Dolce and Gabbana’s Spring Summer 2017 offering. Made in Italy using artisan techniques, a mix of the finest leather and denim are combined to create this jazz-inspired footwear.
Two of the world’s most prestigious brands joined forces to create the Tod’s for Ferrari collection. Crafted from smooth leather, subtly embellished with the famous Ferrari prancing horse, the City Gommino driving shoes can be worn with suits or casually dressed down outfits. Perfect for the gentleman that appreciates attention to detail and the finer things in life.