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From leather harnesses to sparkly lab coats: the best TV style of 2023

2023 has been another bumper year for TV costume departments. From the silk-lined luxury of Succession to the haute couture return of And Just Like That, opulent period-dressing in The Gilded Age and dystopian distress in The Last of Us, clothing on the small screen has been central to character, evocative of mood – as well, simply, as serving some sartorial flair to inspire those of us on the sofa. Here’s our pick of some of the best and most memorable outfits from the year’s television.

Sex Education – Ncuti Gatwa’s club look

Season four of Sex Education saw Ncuti Gatwa’s Eric fully embrace his queer identity, thanks to the influence of a newfound group of friends. And, fittingly, on a night out to a queer club, Eric donned one of his most expressive outfits yet, featuring an orange leather harness and choker, ripped green tank top and plaid skirt. It’s a glorious mishmash of texture and colour, reflecting his character’s joy in experimentation. With his new role as Doctor Who on the horizon, Gatwa promises even more memorable looks for 2024, including a swaggering 70s leather trenchcoat.

Read the feature in the Guardian.

[This piece was published on 29/12/23]

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