The Varsity Jacket, the Baseball Jacket, whatever you want to call it, I’ve always loved their unabashedly preppy, bi-tonal, stylish simplicity. You can probably blame it on my childhood obsession with baseball (before deciding to become a lawyer at 9 years old, I’d declared that I would be the first female player in Major League Baseball/the MLB), or growing up in a polo-shirt-and-boat-shoes-wearing town next to Toronto.

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Off the playing field and away from academia’s ivory tower, it’s all about reworking, restyling, and reinvigorating the varsity jacket to take centre stage on the pre-show catwalks.

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Photo of me by Kate Cox for Refinery29.

I recently wore my beloved JW Anderson for Topshop varsity jacket on a shoot with Refinery29, along with amazing lazer-cut leather shorts from New York-based Canadian designer KAELEN.

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Bag and shoes by YSL (now Saint Laurent); shorts by Kaelen NYC; jewellery from My Flash Trash, hat from Poland, shirt from GAP, watch from Michael Kors.