FASH­ION Cat­walk report

A new sea­son calls for a round-up of the trends that stood out on the SS15 cat­walks – here’s what we’ll be wear­ing come spring 2015

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

1 JUMP­SUITS

Sum­mer is the per­fect time to sport a one­sie, which, ac­cord­ing to Dior, Lanvin and Stella Mc­Cart­ney, needs to be full-length to strate­gi­cally elon­gate the body.

2 STRIPES

Ver­ti­cal, hor­i­zon­tal, di­ag­o­nal… stripes are a se­ri­ous con­tender in the fash­ion race and the bolder you wear them, the bet­ter. Opt for bright, solid, pri­mary colours offset by black and white.

3 PURE PAS­TEL

Del­i­cate pas­tels are not shy­ing away any­time soon and sor­bet shades are as strong as ever. Pick solid shapes like jack­ets, cu­lottes and struc­tured dresses to bal­ance out the pret­ti­ness.

4 MIL­I­TARY

Pocket de­tails against shades of green, khaki and beige bring us back to a mod­ern­day mil­i­tary theme. This year, look out for shorter hems, tough leather belts and col­lars on ev­ery­thing.

5 BOWS

De­sign­ers in­ter­est­ingly in­cor­po­rated a state­ment-mak­ing bow into their col­lec­tions, work­ing it in to the con­struc­tion of the gar­ment, as op­posed to a sim­ple ap­pliqué de­tail. This gave each piece new di­men­sion and move­ment.

6 POLKA DOTS

The clas­sic polka dot is still se­ri­ously cute – and back with a bang. Full polka dot looks are what you’re af­ter, like the sheer chif­fon maxi-dresses at Thakoon.

7 SCARVES

The 70s feel of the sea­son means this some­times for­got­ten ac­ces­sory is mak­ing a come­back. A scarf is small and sim­ple but has the power to bring a whole out­fit to­gether.

8 PATCH­WORK

There is only one rule for print this sea­son: make sure you’re wear­ing a lot of it. Prada, Lanvin and Louis Vuit­ton showed plenty of print, al­most like a dreamy patch­work quilt.

9 BLUE JEANS

Denim has al­ways tran­scended trends and this sea­son, blue denim hits full force. Em­brace denim-on-denim and layer clean-cut, sim­ple shapes.

10 SPORT UNI­FORM

Each sea­son, the sporty look brings a new flavour, ef­fort­lessly rein­vent­ing it­self. This time it ’s a lit­tle more ca­sual, with an­drog­y­nous slouchy shorts or over­sized slo­gan tees in bold colours.

11 CUT-OUTS

Laser cut-outs, mesh, net­ting and mod­ernised weav­ing are the new ways to show a lit­tle skin. It ’s edgier than last sea­son’s sheer fab­rics but no less sexy.

12 NAU­TI­CAL

Louis Vuit­ton, So­nia Rykiel and Ar­mani all had a mix of navy blue, white and red in their col­lec­tions. Wear Bre­ton stripes, gold but­tons and loose sil­hou­ettes to ace this look.

13 STATE­MENT BAGS

Bags in all won­der­ful and weird shapes and sizes are a big deal. From dough­nuts to draw­strings, you need state­ment arm candy.

14 ASIAN DESIGN

We have our eye on the el­e­ments of Asian design, from bil­low­ing cuts and silky fab­rics to geo­met­ric shapes and ori­en­tal prints.

15 FLO­RAL

From pretty em­broi­dery and ap­pliqué to bold, graphic and vivid colours, blooms are blos­som­ing, right down to your ac­ces­sories.

16 PLAT­FORMS

Tra­di­tional heels are on the back-burner for now as plat­forms take the lead as the sea­son’s It shoe. From san­dals and T-bars to lace-ups, the chunkier the bet­ter.

17 TROP­I­CAL PRINTS

Sum­mer is no fun with­out a nod to a trop­i­cal hol­i­day. Marni’s over­sized palm print jux­ta­posed with sporty sil­hou­ettes gave a cool edge to this re­peat­edly ref­er­enced par­adise print.

18 RO­MANCE

Ev­ery sea­son has a ro­man­tic story, and this time it ’s the pretty blush pinks and tau­pes that can make any dress in­stantly ethe­real. Look to feather-light fab­rics with loads of move­ment, ei­ther slightly sheer or with a sub­tle sheen.

19 SHADES OF RED

Give red a go for sun­nies and specs, as seen at Ver­sace, Emilio Pucci and Carolina Her­rera.

20 LIT­TLE WHITE DRESS

Just as im­por­tant as the LBD, it is a wardrobe sta­ple this sum­mer. Lace, cut-outs or broderie anglaise give a pretty and very fem­i­nine di­rec­tion.

21 GRE­CIAN SAN­DALS

Gla­di­a­tor san­dals are given a dra­matic up­date – they are elon­gated and laced-up right to the knee. This war­rior-like san­dal is for the brave.

22 PYTHON

When it comes to an­i­mal print this sum­mer, faux snake­skin is the only one to re­ally rat­tle our bones. It never goes out of style so keep those in­vest­ment pieces close by.

23 BLACK LEATHER

If you think black leather should be saved for win­ter, think again. Keep your pieces for sum­mer and look out for min­i­mal­ist dresses.

24 THE VI­SOR

A hat is an ob­vi­ous sum­mer piece, which means your hat this year needs to be a slightly sporty, su­per-glam and func­tional vi­sor.

25 FRING­ING

The boho story of the sea­son spot­lights fring­ing as the de­tail to grab on to. From jack­ets and dresses to bags, the swish­ing move­ment brings some much-loved Western charm to your look.

BOSS

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