Haute Fashion – Women: Concrete jungle

Shades of gray that invade the fashion scene don’t hint to duller or sadder times. Instead, they speak of a movement to a new neutral that is elegant and sophisticated yet modern in the way of raw construction—visualize the concrete foundation of an incomplete building. Of course, this trend is available in all the usual incarnations—jackets, dresses, and slouchy silk blouses. But imagine the power of delivering the message through a head to toe look, which includes Jacob & Co. baubles, Bottega Veneta minaudieres, youthful suits by Alexander Wang, and decadent Alejandro Ingelmo, pony hair mules. Monochromatic dressing stresses a point that when made valid is only stronger.

Alexander Wang
Oslo Velvet Sunglasses, $375 and Grey Collarless Blazer, $675; available at the webster, Miami Beach

Gray shirt, $995; Available at Bergdorf Goodman; Grey pant, $895; Available at Chloe boutiques

Cashmere coat, $6,300 and felt bowler hat, $520; Available at Hermes Boutiques

Giuseppe Zanotti
Metal chain Necklace with choker, $1,850; Available at Giuseppe Zanotti Design Boutiques

Bottega Veneta
Flannel Smog Intrecciato Snakeskin Papier Clutch, $2,250; Available at Bottega Veneta Boutiques

Alejandro Ingelmo
Carmen mule in laminated pony hair, $575; available at alejandro ingelmo, soho. 646-478-7957

Alexander McQueen
Crownded skull ring with Swarovski crystal details, $370; Available at curve boutiques

Jacob & Co
Hourglass ring with floating and pave diamonds, Featuring 1.90 total carat weight of diamonds set in black PVD, $4,500; available at Jacob & Co., New York. 212-719-5887