Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking. As Amy Yasmine discovers, the best way to update it is to give it a masculine spin.
NEW ROMANTICS Forget about suit and tie pairings. Instead, look to the New Romantic icons of the early ’80s, and take it up a notch. At Gucci, Alessandro Michele decorated elaborate pussy bows with oversized floral brooches, while Lanvin used it to secure a neck scarf. Fabulous hair, masculine tailoring, and a rosy corsage are all you need to make a difference.
TRACK STAR Love it or hate it, whatever Alessandro Michele puts on the runway has a knack of turning into fashion gold. See: his athleisure take for Spring/Summer ’16, where a green embroidered tracksuit sparked a street style trend. Mix it up and try a simple black dress with an elaborate bomber. Who says you can’t wear sportswear to dinner?
PYJAMA PARTY Perhaps the most underrated, pyjama dressing is decidedly de rigueur this season. Florals have taken over, as evident at Dolce & Gabbana. Loose, light, and sophisticated, the Sicilian power duo has given us a reason to roll out of bed and head to the streets without having to second guess our ensemble.
DENIM DUTY Thank Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen for working the season’s favourite print on rugged, embellished denims. Patchwork, appliqués, or even sequinned, amp up the drama and don’t be afraid to pile on layers for maximum impact.
STOMPING GROUNDS Courtney Love’s grunge style was evident both on the runway and the streets. Today’s twist? Street style stars are throwing sophistication into the mix. Match Harajuku-goth boots with sweet, flirty minidresses, or wear ankle boots with mid-length hemlines.
Lanvin Spring/ Summer ’16
Rihanna rocking the infamous Gucci tracksuit
Chiara Ferragni punks up dainty florals at Milan Fashion Week
Alexander McQueen Spring/ Summer ’16
Pyjama trousers at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week
Athletic elegance at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week
Florence Welch adds bohemian flair to denim jeans with a silk kimono jacket
Laura Biagiotti Spring/ Summer ’16