The idea of timeless elegance has long been a cornerstone of any Helen Cherry collection. After all, the revered designer has cultivated a reputation for her foundational pieces, luxurious prints and looks that could take their wearer from the desk to dinner with nothing more than the swapping out of a shoe or a jacket. Now, with the unveiling of Helen Cherry’s new Autumn-Winter ’23 collection, we are being given a masterclass in sleek, sartorial sophistication, as the designer offers a raft of beautiful new silhouettes to sit alongside (and enhance) her more recognisable ones. As well as a series of new-season floral silk pieces that promise to deliver some necessary colour to winter dressing.
To look first at the new AW23 pieces that speak to Helen Cherry’s classic aesthetic, the designer is offering new takes on her covetable suiting, which includes chic blazers (like the double-breasted Rae blazer) with corresponding waistcoats and (of course) new iterations of the designer’s iconic suit trousers (like the Keaton) and cigarette trousers. Here, traditional three-piece tailoring has been reworked for the modern woman and is sure to feel right at home in any contemporary setting.
Elsewhere, Cherry has posited flattering, bias-cut skirts and effortless slip dresses as foundational essentials for any seasonal uniform, with the key idea being versatile, sleek pieces designed to deliver a chic edge. A series of new shapes and silhouettes also enter the fold, including the new Dakota sleeveless jacket, Margot mini and Devon trousers, all of which clearly build on Helen Cherry’s timeless legacy.
From the strong suiting to the exceptional floral silks to the use of new fabrics and finishes (like chalk stripe flannel), Helen Cherry’s new AW23 collection is a study in refined elegance and is the first place we will be looking when cultivating our winter wardrobes.