The glory days of private gentlemen’s clubs may be long gone, with the exception of a handful of Manhattan’s oldest member-only institutions, which now accommodate women, but the spirit is well and truly. living. The next generation of exclusive clubs are popping up across the country, and they’re merging that old world feel with a modern sensibility. From the pioneer of the new club Soho House‘s properties now totaling six across the country, to the founders of San Francisco’s social media mogul Battery, on the walls of townhouses filled with modern New York art Norwood Club, there is a new thirst for privacy and privilege that extends to both men and women.
That’s why the Norwood Clubhouse, an 1847 mansion bordering Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, is the perfect backdrop for exploring the direction of women’s fashion in gender. From the fashionable reconstructed shirts adored by street style stars, to the exquisite suits of executive and political women, to more and more women opting for a statement, a status symbol, wearable technology watch, the today’s feminine elegance is, at its core, inspired by gentlemen.
Nerdy is normal. Try on a crisp shirt and tie with this luxe upgrade on the geeky sweater vest with swingy wide leg pants. Large Chanel BOY • FRIEND watch, $ 14,500, chanel.com; Chanel Fine Jewelry Coco Crush Rings in yellow gold, from $ 2,250, chanel.com.
Left: Consider burgundy as your new neutral and the color of the season. The solid layer separates in muted tones to add depth and intrigue to a tailored look. Chanel BOY • FRIEND Medium watch in beige gold, $ 12,500, chanel.com. Law: The Glen plaid is subtly glamorous with a rich silk scarf blouse, sparkly shoes and a trendy watch. Don’t be afraid to double the dose on checks for the same color scheme. Small Chanel BOY • FRIEND tweed watch, $ 4,600, chanel.com.
The 70s ruffles are revived with unfinished edges and thousand sheets layers of linen cascading down the sleeves. Let a trendy watch set the tone for casual elegance and add a tweed blazer casually over the shoulders for a cool contrast. Small Chanel BOY • FRIEND tweed watch, $ 4,600, chanel.com.
NAUTICAL BY NATURE.
The traditional fisherman’s pea coat has come a long way, but navy over navy blue will never go out of style. Pair with opulent jewels and velvet heeled moccasins for a touch of whimsy. Left and right: Chanel BOY • FRIEND watch medium, $ 4,150, chanel.com.
Tuxedo pants with satin accents are a very sexy choice for black tie occasions. Top it off with miles of silk and just a touch of skin. Small Chanel BOY • FRIEND tweed watch, $ 4,600, chanel.com; Chanel Fine Jewelry Coco Crush Ring in White Gold, $ 3,250, chanel.com.
Left: The old school cardigan and the twinset combine with this sweater-skirt set. Choose an overcoat in the same shade for a chic look in one step. Editor’s tip: Wear your timepiece on your sleeve to give it the show it deserves. Large Chanel BOY • FRIEND watch, $ 14,500, chanel.com; Coco Crush Chanel Fine Jewelry ring in white gold and diamonds, $ 7,550, chanel.com. Law: You can’t go wrong mixing unexpected textures into sophisticated silhouettes. Shiny satin, nubby tweed and two-tone wool boldly combine for the ultimate power-clash. Small Chanel BOY • FRIEND watch in tweed with diamonds, $ 8,250, chanel.com.
Photographs by Robbie el Lords; stylist Aeri Yun; artistic director Sonja Georgevich; Hair by Cecilia Ramero; Makeup Morgane Martini; Model Antonia Wesseloh; Special thanks to Norwood.