FROM BRIGHT STRIPES AND DELICATE PLEATS FOR HER, TO BOLD SHOULDERS AND CROPPED TROUSERS FOR HIM, WE’VE GOT YOUR COVERED FOR SPRING
BY YUKI BARTON
Don’t be afraid to make a bold statement with bright stripes this spring. We saw parades of stripes hitting shows across all cities as their main pattern of the season, and we’re ready to wear this sleek number by Proenza Schouler. We love the combination of colour and proportion, especially paired with the just-as-bold earrings, clutch and sandals.
Airy and feminine, we love the delicate pleat trend that was front and centre at Marni, Loewe and Jil Sander. The drapy and voluminous shoulders are the perfect way to feel light and airy without showing any skin. Go for a monochromatic ensemble from head to toe for an ultra-minimal look, just like this one at Jil Sander.
We saw the trench coat being re-interpreted in new ways this season and we’re excited to wear these new cuts and proportions. Whether it’s a dropped waist at Sacai, a glam gown/trench hybrid at Prada, or ultra-cool detailing and cuts at Marni, it’s easy to stand out in this refreshed classic.
Khaki is getting a makeover in feminine silhouettes this season and redefining what the utilitarian material can do. We especially loved it on loose trousers with beautiful detailing at the waistline, done best by Stella McCartney. Comfort never has to be compromised with this trend, so don’t be afraid to go all out with this one.
The fashion world is obsessed with athleisure this spring, inspired by the various new collabs between designers and athletic wear brands. Think skin-skimming, comfortable knits, and colourful sporty separates that look great outside of the gym. We especially like this Alexander Wang number, with its flattering blue outlines and body-hugging fit, and mid-length skirt.
DRIES VAN NOTEN
Shows such as Dries Van Noten, Alexander McQueen, and Valentino all displayed elegant shades of cream and neutral linen tones this season and it’s getting us excited for the warmer weather. The perfect tone for sporting on the weekend, try it on some loose long trousers and a tailored jacket, like this Dries Van Noten number here.
Get practical with luxurious accessories in oversized proportions to carry anything from your gym equipment to travel essentials. Duffels and backpacks looked refined and constructed in durable materials, like this simple Armani duffel perfect for your daily commute.
Utilitarianism was everywhere for men as well, and we don’t think it’s ever looked better than this. Olive toned camouflage prints, as seen at Valentino, was our favourite, but designers weren’t afraid to play with the print. We saw abstracted patch-working at Bottega Veneta, and amazing mishmash of other patterns at Givenchy, so don’t be afraid to play with this one.
Although it could be too bold for some, the exaggerated shoulder is big this spring, creating interesting silhouettes to otherwise formless silhouettes. The wide stature of this trend will accommodate even the most broad shouldered men. We recommend try- ing it in structured blazers for an easy, minimalist variation.
DOLCE & GABBANA
Another strong silhouette in suiting this season was the flood-length trouser. Think straight legged and comfortable, with some breathing room for your ankles, or extra room to show off statement socks.