THE BOUNDARYPUSHING DESIGNS SEEN ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPRING RUNWAYS SERVED AS INSPIRATION FOR HOLT RENFREW’S MODERN NEW FASHION DIRECTION.
Armed with a fresh vision and strategy, the beloved 180-yearold Canadian department store is making a statement with its approach to luxury. Here is an ELLE Canada-edited preview of its revamped spring magazine (or, as president Mario Grauso describes it, “our ultimate list of how you should put your style together for the season”). From Gucci’s exuberant prints and Givenchy’s directional silhouettes to the inventive, fresh shapes of Sacai and Céline, these are the must-own pieces that champion craftsmanship, artisanal details and cutting-edge ideas.
Alessandro Michele’s beautifully eccentric creations need little introduction, and if there’s a piece more joyous than this baroque-patterned coat, we’d like to meet it. Jacquard coat, brocade elastic belt with brass finish and Swarovski-crystal buckle, patentleather sandals with latex socks
DRIES VAN NOTEN
(Previous page) Belgian designer Dries Van Noten approached spring’s perennial floral trend with a brooding elegance. The tapestry trousers and satin wrap coat are at once edgy and Edwardian. On Liya: Silk robe, embroidered blouse and brocade pants. On Carolyn: Bomeo jacket and shorts