A Wardrobe for Life

Unlocking the Secret to Timeless Style

From Paris Fashion Week, one theme resonated with us: the notion of a wardrobe for life. Spearheaded by none other than the iconic Miuccia Prada with her Miu Miu collection, this concept challenges the ephemeral nature of fashion. Indeed, it urges us to rethink our approach to style and consumption.

Although Miuccia showed how to build a timeless wardrobe, it remains unclear how her sustainable goals align with her brand’s relentless pursuit of growth.

By the way, imagine a closet filled not with disposable garments but with cherished treasures that evolve alongside you, adapting to every twist and turn of your personal narrative.

The power of a wardrobe for life

At its core, a wardrobe for life is a testament to quality, longevity, and sustainability. So, it champions pieces that transcend fleeting trends, becoming steadfast companions on the journey of life. 

In a world obsessed with rapid turnover and instant gratification, the idea of a wardrobe for life represents a meaningful choice. It celebrates the enduring allure of classics, those timeless pieces that effortlessly transition from season to season, year to year. Building blocks of a wardrobe that stand the test of time.

But it’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about emotional resonance. Every garment in a wardrobe for life carries with it a story, a memory, a connection. Indeed, these pieces become woven into the fabric of your life, imbued with a significance that transcends mere fashion.

The influence of brand power

It’s undeniable that the endorsement of a renowned fashion house like Miu Miu carries significant weight in shaping public perception. When Miuccia Prada herself champions the concept of a wardrobe for life, real or not, it becomes instantly elevated to the realm of high fashion, capturing the attention of the masses. 

Specifically, she focused on ageless and genderless offerings, making us wonder: will people finally understand it? Timeless, ageless and genderless are themes we have promoted for a long time. Inspired by designers like Issey Miyake, Martin Margiela or Marc Le Bihan. As well as newer brands like Meagratia, GoodNeighbors Shirts or Miaoran. Although popular, these concepts are not truly understood.

Of course, it’s easier for a powerhouse brand to make a statement. The fashion industry’s influence dynamics and perception’s power make the difference.

However, despite these obstacles, boutique owners who promote niche fashion possess a distinct advantage: authenticity. Unlike mass-produced fashion churned out by corporate behemoths, boutique offerings are often imbued with a sense of craftsmanship, individuality, and personal connection.

Empowering individual style with a wardrobe for life

At suite123, as a boutique, we’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of a wardrobe for life. It’s not just about selling clothes; it’s about fostering a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for conscious consumption and timeless style.

Together, we’re rewriting the narrative of fashion. We’re reclaiming our individuality, embracing our uniqueness, and celebrating the beauty of diversity. In fact, we’re paving the way for a more inclusive, sustainable, and fulfilling future.

For those who doubt the importance of our boutique’s mission in a world where big brands and flashy trends dominate, we want to make it clear: our message may be understated, but its impact is significant.

We offer a wardrobe for life that transcends fashion and embraces the essence of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re going.

Join us on this journey!

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Unisex or genderless

How gendered labels influence people’s perception

We can say that a garment is unisex or genderless, but it seems like people cannot really understand the point. Which is a matter of freedom and style.
Either they fear something, like they are afraid of judgemental comments. Or maybe they are waiting for validation or approval in order to wear a piece of clothing.

Gendered labels

But why? Do gendered labels have this power over people? Can labels define people’s life? So it seems. In fact, independent thought and auto-determination work for a few. The other ones need pre-packed boxes to identify and fit in. Therefore, labels satisfy that need of belonging, having the same effect as a cloak you wear to feel protected. Labels, in general, and gendered labels specifically, make people feel safe.

However, this strict separation seems to be less present among young people. Having a different perception of style, they feel more open to playing with clothing.

Unisex or genderless

Unisex or genderless, men’s or women’s – find your own definition if you need it. Find the label you feel comfortable with if you really have to. But be advised that no one is going to ask from what category you picked the garment you are wearing. Perhaps no one cares!

Fashion style #formodernhumans

The point is not the category and not even the size! For instance, take a shirt or a sweater and wear it on. Do you like it? And do you like the fit, how it falls on your body? Also, do you feel comfortable in it? Enough! No one needs any further explanation. And, if anyone asks, you are free to respond as you like.

From whatever category we pick out the clothes to assemble our selections, we refer to most pieces as unisex or genderless. We don’t see categories as a limit, we just take what we like. Because style is not a matter of fitting into a gendered category. It’s only about how clothes look on you. And how you want to wear them.

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The Black Suit

Today we introduce The Black Suit by Meagratia.

Are you passionate about good design and unique garments? Then, this is for you. Meagratia is the new fashion brand we picked this season from Japan. If you missed the interview with the Japanese designer Takafumi Sekine, please find it here.

This suit is a stylish ensemble carefully designed and rich in detail. The fit is oversized, and the aesthetic is modern and genderless. Indeed, the style goes beyond any gendered label. It’s more about who you are, feeling free to wear whatever you want. Also, you will appreciate the fabric quality and the excellent tailoring.

Discover the timeless black suit

About the design
The blazer features an oversized fit and dropped shoulders. It is fully lined, with one inner pocket. The two front pockets and front closure highlight unique button detailing with leather straps.
The straight-leg trousers come with front pleating, two side pockets and two buttoned pockets along the back. A front button and zip closure.

The Black Suit by Meagratia
The Black Suit by Meagratia

About the material
98% wool, 2% polyurethane – 100% leather buttons and straps.
The fabric has a soft hand touch and an average thickness.

About the colour
Black: cool, eternal, and versatile.

Dry clean.

Style tips
The Black Suit is sleek and versatile. Indeed you can opt for the full outfit on multiple occasions. But, of course, you can separate the two pieces and wear only the blazer or the pants. Since they are easy to match, they will become a staple in your capsule wardrobe made of quality garments. Try it with Marc Le Bihan’s couture t-shirt!

We ship everywhere!

We are based in Milano, but we ship our niche selection #formodernhumans everywhere.

Drop us an email or WhatsApp for any further information. Also, you can book your private shopping experience – physical or via video call.
We’d love to help!

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The Textured Knit Vest

Today we introduce The Textured Knit Vest by Meagratia.

If you are hunting for unique clothing, check out Meagratia, our new in from Japan. You will discover a modern interpretation of fashion with uncommon creativity. Indeed, the subtle genderless aesthetic and multiple details on its designs allow you to wear the garments as you prefer.
It’s about fashion #formodernhumans – beyond any gendered label.

Discover The Knit Vest

About the design
It is a knit vest with a wide ribbed v-neckline and a boxy shape. And it is designed with different types of delicate knitted fabrics that create a unique pattern. Also, the left side is open, so you can change the silhouette by fastening the two side belts. Another design point is a fringe detailing the hemline all around.

About the material
A knit wool blend made of different types of delicate knitted fabrics – 60% acrylic and 40% wool. The rich texture reveals an elaborated pattern design.

The textured knit vest

About the colour
A combination of three colours: grey, green and white. The result is a soft mix that creates a refined Fall/ Winter hue.

Dry clean.
If you need to iron it, use a cool iron with a press cloth between the iron and the fabric.

Style tips
With The Textured Knit Vest, you have many styling options. Just wear it over a basic tank top when the weather allows it. And when it gets cold, wear it over a basic long-sleeved t-shirt, white, black or grey. We love it over a white shirt too. Also, we tried it with the Marc Le Bihan aubergine t-shirt – it looks cool. However, it works with trousers but also over a pencil maxi dress.

We ship everywhere!

We are based in Milano, but we ship our niche selection #formodernhumans everywhere.

Drop us an email or WhatsApp for any further information. Also, you can book your private shopping experience – physical or via video call. We’d love to help!

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An interview with Takafumi Sekine

The creative mind behind Meagratia

Takafumi Sekine is the creative mind behind Meagratia. Recently, we took the opportunity to interview him to discover more about his brand.

In search of good design, which doesn’t necessarily belong to the mainstream fashion universe, we discovered Meagratia, a Japanese brand with a subtle sense of fashion and uncommon creativity.

The brand imagery is modern but somehow delicate. Indeed, it plays with a genderless and timeless aesthetic through a contemporary perspective. So, a unique take on where style flows without constraints.

Takafumi Sekine / Meagratia: the interview

Discover more about the designer universe:

• What is your background?
Takafumi Sekine: “I started Meagratia because I wanted to create for others the joy I felt when I wore my favourite clothes as a student. I design interesting things by fusing the history and birth of fashion with modern sensibilities.”

• How would you describe your brand identity?
Takafumi Sekine: “Meagratia creates clothes that the wearers can enjoy in their own way.”

An interview with Takafumi Sekine

• It seems that flowers are a recurring inspiration. Right?
Takafumi Sekine: “Flowers are precious and change, not only when they are in bloom but also as dried flowers. Meagratia creations suggest a quality that changes with time but does not wither.”

• We notice many details in your garments. How do they contribute to your sense of design?
Takafumi Sekine: “It all starts with the desire to create something interesting and new. I take inspiration from various sources and I incorporate them into my design. So, using many details and variations allows a wider range of wearing styles and unusual ways of presenting them.”

• Why do you use the Sakiori technique (rag weaving) for your collection?
Takafumi Sekine: “For our Autumn/Winter knitwear, we created an upcycled design using surplus fabrics. However, the technology and attitude of the factory we work with towards new things are also excellent and play an important role in our collaboration.”

• What do you think about the fashion industry now?
Takafumi Sekine: “On the positive side, both industry and consumers have more choices nowadays, but on the other hand, there are some difficulties. I believe that the consumerist society is gradually changing these days. But I am also concerned about the ageing of craftspeople with excellent skills and the problem of passing these important skills down.”

Meagratia, cool design #formodernhumans

Meagratia’s design is cool, and the quality is excellent. The clothes communicate timelessness. Boundaries, male or female, are blurred, but the style is never jarring for whoever wears them. 

And so, there is a sense of freedom in Takafumi Sekine’s vision, which allows people who wear his clothes to create their personal style. The real essence of fashion.

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