Fatima Guerrout F14 (17)Dandyism transgressed: the necktie in the feminine

For her new Autumn/Winter 2014/15 Collection, Fatima Guerrout has subverted the supreme accessory of male dandyism: the necktie, which we find knotted around the waist of a lace dress as a belt to slim down the silhouette, or feminising a masculine suit.

Balzac said that the necktie “helps us to judge the person wearing it.” This season, it will reveal the women who choose it as an emblem of elegance.

The “Necktie” dress in fuchsia double wool crepe, with a low-cut back, is distinctly playful, sensual and seductive.

This collection with its masculine/feminine accents is stamped with an ultra-chic look, and is ideal to wear all through the day, giving harmony to a woman’s schedule – both her professional and private “agenda” alike.

Fabrics include cashmere and double wool crepe alongside Calais lace, silk tulle and silk chiffon.

The range of shades is muted, with a touch of bright colour: aubergine, royal blue, charcoal grey, black and fuchsia.

The Italian novelist Alberto Moravia considered that the necktie “signalled a man’s presence in the world.” For him, choosing a tie in the morning was like saying “good day” – an act of courtesy towards those he would meet.

This season, Fatima Guerrout invites you to transgress custom, and add that special something to autumn and winter through this bold courtesy – by “nicking” your boyfriend’s tie!

Photos courtesy of Fatima Guerrout