After quickly becoming one of our fave labels for covetable pieces, Asilio have just launched an amazing new collection for winter with the beautiful Elyse Knowles fronting their campaign. Pretty pastel pinks add drops of colour to a predominantly monochrome collection that explores texture, shape and new silhouettes in ways that will make you swoon. We caught up with the face of the campaign, blue-eyed beauty Elyse Knowles, who told us all about how she’ll be styling her favourite pieces from the collection this winter .
Myer: What are your top 3 pieces from this Asilio collection and why?
Elyse Knowles: I like how individual pieces from the range can be put together and layered to make some really cool outfits but my top 3 pieces from this collection would be:
The high maintenance wrap skirt over black pants – its like a cape and makes the outfit so unique and totally different. I had never seen something like this before and I really love the uniqueness of it. I also really liked the Regal Rebellers black dress – its such a statement. Reminded me of a big cinderella dress but black, sharp and striking. And the ‘Of Royal Blood’ coat is wicked! It’s a massive statement piece, a focal point to an ordinary outfit like a black shirt and black pants. Pastels are my favourite – my mother always put me in pastels and still to this day I love them.
M: Tell us a bit about your personal style?
EK: I love clean lines, collared white shirts, layering with knits and jackets and I love hats too. I also love ripped jeans with a killer heel, a bag and sunnies. I’m all about mixing the weekend casual style and making it a classic, effortless look for during the week. I have lots of different styles; during the week it’s probably more high end styling and then on the weekend I am definitely into more of a chilled style with baggy rocker tees and ripped shorts. ‘Just be you’ – that’s the key!
M: Tell us your number one styling tip for this winter?
EK: My tip for styling this winter is to try some layering, like long shirts under cropped knits with a big jacket on top. Layering lets you explore new looks and express your own unique style. I also like to use colour to break up all that black and grey that everyone usually wears at this time of year – I am loving pastels right now so that’s what I’ll be wearing.
M: What is it about the Asilio brand and designs that you love?
EK: I really like the different textures and fabrics they use – it makes the brand interesting, gives it a signature and makes it recognisable. Each range has so many different styles and it really caters to everyone. Most of the Asilio pieces can be worn all year round and are not just seasonal which is great too. Some of the styles are really edgy and different and I like the play on feminine and masculine which is such a cool brand trait that is carried through each collection. I love the unique pieces in the current range – all the shapes and styles that you don’t see everywhere. In fact, that’s probably my favourite thing about the brand!
Feature Image: Resurrection Top
LOOK 3: Parka Perfect Jacket
LOOK 4: A List Shirt (available late May) & Show Me the Rings pant
LOOK 5: Royal Blood Coat
Asilio is available in Myer Sydney City, Melbourne City, Chadstone, Bondi, Brisbane City, Perth City, Adelaide City, Garden City and Carindale stores.