- The new HBO Max drama “Industry” second season shows office life in London.
- At first glance, it will look like a fashion show.
The HBO Max drama Industry is not a show about fashion. At least, not at first glance. The techno-sound tracked banking drama, which is currently coming with its second season, showcases a sea of gray and blue suits, often worn underneath the clinical glow of office lighting in London.
The drab power dressing makes sense focused on money and power. American ex-pat Harper, the rookie protagonist, is far more concerned with throwing her direct manager under the bus to higher-ups at Pierpoint & Co. than the fit or trendiness of her suits. There are tons of calf pencil skirts, patent-leather flats, and Windsor-knot pinstripe ties.
And that’s exactly why the critics acclaimed that the series is a must-watch for those interested in the oft-unspoken rules of stealth-wealth dressing, in the vein of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Allbirds-wearing FiDi financiers.
In this world, luxury is blunt and straight to the point—much like the sell-offs Harper conducts on the trading floor. Look closely and you’ll notice that the characters are wearing some of the biggest names in luxury fashion: Moncler, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Prada, et al.
However, these clothes eschew large labels and rarely, if ever, are sourced from the more daring and inspired runway collections, so they’re easy for the untrained or inattentive eye to miss. The looks and the style of the character made the show an amazing one.