THE SEASON ’S MUSTHAVES Lisa Armstrong tells you how to wear them.
GSaint Laurent Spring/ Summer ’15 etting a handle on Spring’s lead fashion stories (the chic sportif, tif, the ’90s-meets-’70s lovein, the Canadiandian tux redux) is simple enough – it’s always just a trend report away. But tracking down the individual pieces thathat capture the mood of the season withoutout screaming “new trend!” (we’re trying ing to be sophisticated and nonchalantant here) requires a higher level of study. dy. And finding the ones that flatter andd function, then working them into ourr daily wardrobe groove – now that, if I may say, is an art form. Not to worry, we’ve done the (long) legwork soo you don’t have to. Voilà, your springg shopping starts here. THE SHRUNKEN JACKET Once e it was all about the four-sizes-too-big boyfriend yfriend jacket. Now it’s about your six-year-old daughter’s. That’s right: The oversize jacket has slimmed down. It’s a lot more attractive than it sounds, with natural shoulders and neat collars, and oddly, it works over much the same kind of clothes as its more imposing ancestor. Altuzarra’s and Thom Browne’s hiplength shrunken blazers are ladylike and fitted, with old-school, waistnarrowing properties. At Coach, every kind of bomber hasas had an upgrade. Another stealth runway hit (seen everywhere from Saint Laurent to Derek Lam) is an ultrasoft tan suede shirt-jacket.et. Ideally it will be slim enough to tuck into waistbands aistbands for a cropped effect or worn loose, as a new kind of cardigan that will make your old kindd want to retire to Palm Springs. THE SHOES Only yesterday, alll shoes had to be four inches high and look like a prototype for Batman’s newest car. “Oh, my God,d, that’s so not a statement,” we would sigh when confrontednfronted by midheels and normality. But this year, statement tement footwear comescome in all heights and shapes,shap from sportsinspiredinspi flatforms at MarniMarn and Marc Jacobs to S Saint Laurent’s saucy platforms,platf Louis Vuitton’s and Proenza Schouler’s spectrum of block heels, and Valentino’s and Chloé’s knee-high gladiators.gladiato This is what we’ve learned: Wear the heel and style that work for you, and – repeat after me – you don’t have to suffer to be beautiful. THE TAILORED DENIM TROUSER This is denim for women who don’t do denim. Sculpted, often dark, and discreetly de detailed with strategic, body-enhancing pockets, waistbands,wais and contrast stitching, it could become yo your wear-wear staple. The workaday jean – from LouisL Vuitton’s boot cuts to Tod’s stovepipes to Gucci’sGucc cropped legs – has embraced luxury as never before.before You and I will pay
Coach Spring/ Summer ’15
Tod’s Spring/ Summer ’15
Céline Spring/ Summer ’15