10Key Pieces for SPRING
Must-haves of the season son and how to wear th them. By Lisa Armstrong.
think of them as ingredients that can’t all be thrown into one dish. You may want to sit down and flick through a thousand images until something speaks to you, or take a more pragmatic approach and analyse what works for your shape, lifestyle, and personality. Then again, you could let us do the heavy lifting, because we were there, with a front row seat at the runway shows. We witnessed the emotional crescendos (Marc Jacobs’s last show at Louis Vuitton and those beautiful jet-black beaded jackets and dresses), and saw the backless shoes, highwaisted culottes, ab-revealing cutaways, thigh-accentuating shorts, and the easiest shirtdresses. We reviewed the minis and the maxis, clocked the strong masculine influences and the ultrafeminine florals and butterfly prints, and took note of the organza ruffles, chiffon concertina pleats, pinstripes, lace, and fringe, and increasingly innovative costume jewellery. After all that, we spent a lot of time thinking about what will look modern, practical, and glamorous in 2014 to come up with our list of the 10 definitive pieces that fit that brief. There’s nothing ephemeral eph about the items we’ve chosen, ch but each one will update updat whatever you wear it with. w That’s style.
Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/ Summer ’14