Hottest trends bright as candy
SPRING into a season of bold colours, stripes and cool outerwear. The latest collections at Fashion Week have offered us trends in abundance.
Patterns: Cast your mind to nostalgic summers at the beach with lined umbrellas and striped deckchairs in candy hues of orange, red and green. This season has set us on the straight and narrow, with bold stripes a jolt of energy in a rainbow of primary colours. Elongating any silhouette, designers Banana Republic and Valentino have cleverly desired us to dress like stylish walking helter skelters. A second version of the spring stripe has been cooled off by Self Portrait and DKNY. Reminiscent of Wall Street dressers, blue pinstripes androgynously cover deconstructed dresses and oversized shirts.
Colour: The season of sprouting daffodils sees the same vibrant yellow distinguishing collections on the runway. A Marmite colour to some, yellow is adorning dresses and skirts at Kate Spade and Jason Wu and becoming a sunny staple. After something a little more neutral? Camouflage yourself amongst the daffodils in khaki green. With a sometimes-utilitarian feel, designers J Crew and Carolina Herrera brought nipped waist jackets and ruffled skirts to redefine street wear with khaki.
Outerwear: The transition of weather calls for light, stylish layers. Trench coats are back in extended silhouettes and slouchy fabrics. Accessorised with big buckles at the Tibi show, welcome the new-sophisticated dust jacket. Urban sports shapes are also prevalent at Joseph and Stella McCartney. The parka has been reinvented with parachute pleats and plentiful movement.
Model Georgie Griggs wearing a striped Topshop top.