First look: Sylvester Autumn Winter 2017 ‘Patti’ collection

Sylvester’s tough romantic is always true to her artist’s heart.

Sylvester’s new autumn winter collection is taking a walk on New York’s wild side with a collection inspired by iconic American musician and poet, Patti Smith.

Smith, who turns 70 this year, broke into the New York music scene in 1975 with her debut album Horses. The punk poetess, famed for her cool take on androgyny, was photographed for the cover of this now iconic album – channeling the spirit of 1950s crooner Frank Sinatra – by her friend, and sometimes lover, Robert Mapplethorpe.

Sylvester’s new collection inspired by Patti Smith’s biography Just Kids is a glam-grunge take on young Patti’s 1970s style. Part thrift-store waif, part designer déshabille, velvet, lace and masculine tailoring all feature alongside flowing florals and bold stripes.

Select pieces from Patti by Sylvester are available now in-store and online at katesylvester.com

Photography: Andrei Blidarean
Styling: Imogen Wilson
Hair & Makeup: Shirley Simpson
Model: Emma @ The Others Agency