RULES FOR THE SEASON
We were delighted to discover that the fashion world went dizzy for dots, a fun, somewhat retro-inspired trend which the likes of Burberry, Sportmax and Moschino showed off proudly.
We’re all about lace this season; it’s sexy but demure, timeless yet modern, romantic but also blessed with the perfect amount of bohemian chic.
Totally functional and instantly cool, for spring.
Fashion has always been about self-expression and what clearer way to do so than with a slogan tee. Designers said it all with their own versions, playing up to their outspoken, somewhat rebellious sides.
Fringing has seen a lot of love on the catwalk. From tribalesque and leather-cut to hippie-chic, turn on your tassel detail this spring.
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Look, they’re back again. Pretty pastels have become more of a season staple than a trend but we love them anyway. Designers like John Galliano, Prabal Gurang and Marco Zanini for Rochas give us new ways to rework the powdery hues, so there is no chance of getting bored at all.
Designers turned up the luxury factor with added bling to pieces in their collections, making garments a little more special. Think jewels, metallic appliqué, beading and oversized sequins.
Leaving a little to the imagination is important for spring. Sheer fabrics offset white at Balenciaga and Calvin Klein, bringing a much appreciated, modern cheekiness to the catwalk.
We adore the futuristic way accessories are going colourtinted but still transparent and minimal but far from boring. Look to Perspex for a fun take on accessorising.
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Nothing shouts sex appeal quite like a glimpse of leg. Designers were all about the leg, à la Angelina Jolie.
Getting ready for summer means prepping to show off some skin. Start with mesh, this season’s sports-luxe staple – a suggestion of skin is sexier than baring it all.
Bring a little bling to summer nights with flashes of metallic in the form of lamé. Tom Ford, YSL and John Rocha did this gleaming fabric from top-totoe ensuring a high-shine impact upon entrance.
Bare the midriff and pair the must-have bra top with a flattering pencil skirt and lightweight cardigan. Abs were seen all over the catwalks and even in motif at Prada.
Florals for the warmer season are not going anywhere soon. Perk yours up and look to loud, graphic florals, appliqué and interesting textures.
Monochrome is once again a major look for the season. Bold and graphic, it’s both timeless and flattering.
Multi-strapped, thick-soled and sporty, the chunky sandal (the chunkier the better) is hot on our heels this spring.
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The athletic aesthetic makes a comeback with bold, primary colours in satin, leather and mesh, turning your gym gear into statement pieces you’ll need in your wardrobe.
The major trend that caught our eye on the S/S ’14 catwalks was the theme of fine art meets fashion. From colourful brushwork at Céline to painterly patterns at Chanel, it was an art fair and feast for the eyes.
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We have our eyes on accessories with an added bit of shine and decadence. From gloves to clutches, whatever the accessory, make sure it’s decorated.
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Game, set, match is our mantra for spring, especially when it comes to wearing pretty, girly dresses in white cotton.