Does the idea of buying an entire outfit at one click of a button sound appealing? Wardrobe.NYC is an e-store offering high-quality clothing staples for both men and women, grouped together in “cohesively styled wardrobes”. Launched in December 2017 by Australian pair Josh Goot and Christine Centenera, the site began with just 16 pieces: eight for men and eight for women; all black and white; all fashionable, functional and beautifully made in Italy.
“We were looking for something new and different in fashion, something that felt more aligned with our values and the way we live,” says designer Goot, who ran his own eponymous label between 2005 and 2017. “We wanted to elevate the creative elements that we love about fashion, while providing good value for true luxury goods.” With Centenera, a stylist and fashion director for Vogue Australia, he has now created two pared-down capsule collections – the tailored Release 1 and sporty Release 2 – which have already attracted a loyal following.
Release 1 can be bought as eight ($3,000 ) or four pieces ($1,500); for women the latter consists of a modern blazer, a crisp white button-down shirt, a classic crew-neck T-shirt and a pair of leggings that finish with a zip at the ankle. The collection concludes with a coat, jumper, blouse and a chic take on the traditional wrap skirt, contrasted variously in lightweight merino wool, cotton or crepe de Chine, with an attention to detail that includes French seams, top-stitch detailing and horn buttons. The men’s selection has a similar smart-yet-relaxed feel, with the classic T-shirt, shirt and merino knit complemented by two trouser styles, a water-repellent overcoat, a blazer with double back vents, and the ultimate urban staple: a black hoodie.
Meanwhile, the 10-piece Sport selection ($1,000 for both men and women; five pieces $500) has workouts of all varieties covered, with a range of shorts, T-shirts and track pants pulled together with a windbreaker, a gym bag and, crucially, a pair of Adidas Yung-1 trainers. Here, too, the aesthetics and workmanship are evident in every stitch and silhouette – making a trip to the gym as stylish as can be.