Autumn’s enlightening answers to the classic white shirt

The white shirt: a wardrobe staple so versatile it transcends trends and seasons. And a wondrous piece – whether you favour a style more crisp and starched, or fluid and silken. On the runways for autumn, designers proposed a plethora of options for the enduring silhouette, from RŪH’s shirt with an extended 1970s collar, to Christopher Kane's version with graphic cut-out sleeves, Neil Barrett’s oversized androgynous style to Loewe’s crafty embellished creation. Here, we present a multitude of options for owning the white shirt this A/W 2018 and beyond.

Left, trousers, shirts and tie, all by Boss, boots by Jil Sander. Right, shirt by Akris

Left, trousers, £179, shirt, £159, shirt around waist, £89, all by Boss, tie, £80, by Boss at Mr Porter, boots, £1,396, by Jil Sander. Right, shirt, £1,090, by Akris. Model: Georgiana Zloteanu at Elite Models

(Image credit: Aylin Bayhan)

Left, shirt by Loewe. Right, shirt by Jil Sander

Left, shirt, price on request, by Loewe. Right, shirt, £867, by Jil Sander

(Image credit: Jil Sander)

Left, shirt by Absence of Paper, bracelet by Cult Gaia at Net-a-Porter. Right, trousers and shirt, both by Chanel, boots by Jil Sander

Left, shirt, £295, by Absence of Paper, bracelet, £150, by Cult Gaia at Net-a-Porter. Right, trousers, £1,135, shirt, £1,575, both by Chanel, boots, £8,744, by Jil Sander

(Image credit: Jil Sander)

Trousers and shirts, all by Margaret Howell, braces by Hackett, bracelet by Cult Gaia at Net-a-Porter

Trousers, £455, shirt, £315, shirt on shoulders, £355, all by Margaret Howell, braces, £85, by Hackett at Mr Porter, bracelet, £150, by Cult Gaia at Net-a-Porter

(Image credit: Cult Gaia)

Shirt by RÜH

Shirt, $465, by RŪH

(Image credit: RŪH)

Trousers, £594, by Chalayan, shirt, £395, by Christopher Kane

Trousers, £594, by Chalayan, shirt, £395, by Christopher Kane

(Image credit: Christopher Kane)

Left, trousers and shirt, both by Neil Barrett, tie by Berluti. Right, shirt by Saint Laurent

Left, trousers, £425, shirt, £325, both by Neil Barrett, tie, £180, by Berluti at Mr Porter. Right, shirt, £325, by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

(Image credit: Anthony Vaccarello)