SUMMER STOCK

T-SHIRT AND SHORTS? FORGET IT. MAKE A STATEMENT, WHETHER IT’S A PARTY FROCK WITH FEATHERED ACCENTS FOR HER, OR TAILORED BLAZER WITH PINSTRIPES, AND MATCHING SHORTS, FOR HIM, GO BOLD THIS SUMMER SEASON By Yuki Barton

FOR HER

FENDI

The party frock of the season is playful and a little mysterious. From feathered accents at Proenza to flirty detail- ing at Balenciaga, feathers and fringing were carefully placed on beautiful dresses in a plethora of colours. Our favourite came from Fendi’s darker look evoking images of a black swan.

MARC JACOBS

Although khaki has been a classic on the runways for decades, this season it reappeared with a fresh perspective. We saw the colour used in a number of shows including suede numbers at Chanel’s feminist protest and Ralph Lauren’s safari glamour look, but Marc Jacob’s seductive military silhouettes took the cake. The cutouts and smooth fabrics combined with the chunky hardware were glamorous and stunning.

EMILIO PUCCI

Many designers this season took inspiration from the world of industry. Inspired by fighter pilots to technician uniforms, we saw designers such as Dior, Chloe, Versace, Céline, and Pucci produce their own sophisticated rendition of the jumpsuit. Of course, a couture edge was added with luxe leather belts, scarves, jewelry, and over- sized buttons and straps.

LANVIN

Summer fashion took to the east coast with nautical references in dresses outerwear. Yachting-inspired frocks and elongated blazers at Lanvin nod’s to the sailor’s uniform in a refined and elegant way. We especially loved the luxurious gold hardware and clean long lines of this particular piece.

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA

To balance the feminine silhouettes and fabrics this season, designers also offered androgynous styles in the form of masculine suit sets. It was refreshing to see revealing asymmetric cuts, street wear edge, and tennis inspired fabrics at Maison Martin Margiela.

 

FOR HIM

LOUIS VUITTON

The striped blazer is up there on our list of favourite summer trends. We love the tailored shape combined with the summer ready pattern, especially when paired with shorts and a tee. Don’t limit yourself to one kind either, as stripes of all different forms from horizontal pinstripes to thick block-coloured variations were present on various runways.

PHILLIP LIM

The striped blazer is up there on our list of favourite summer trends. We love the tailored shape combined with the summer ready pattern, especially when paired with shorts and a tee. Don’t limit yourself to one kind either, as stripes of all different forms from horizontal pinstripes to thick block-coloured variations were present on various runways.

CARVEN

A trend that started on the streets and reached the runways is the versatile white sneakers. Seen on many run- ways from Tom Ford to Valentino, luxury brands have embraced this piece and proved that it can be worn with everything. Some paired sneakers with tailored suits while others took the casual approach with bombers and denim. The clean minimal look of this trend is a clear winner for us too.

VALENTINO

When we think of summer we think of bright colours, but if you aren’t one to sport such flashy hues, we suggest embracing this playful trend. Patterned pants in soft fabrics came in all kinds of bold, quirky prints. We especial- ly enjoy this Valentino look in the monotone ensemble where the pants add the perfect amount of interest.

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Pajama shirts this season is meant for more than the bed. Dries Van Noten, Phillip Lim, and Valentino all featured super easy silhouettes constructed out of lightweight fabrics, perfect for hotter weather. This trend could have easily looked sloppy but the precise tailoring on the shoulders and waist add the perfect amount of luxury to this comfortable look.