Bright young things
As the prospect of freedom looms on the horizon, we encourage you to shrug off the ritualistic objects of restriction and indulge in pieces that err towards extravagance – for example, a Gucci suit, the trouser striking in a subtle flare, the jacket sumptuous in suede and boasting golden buttons, in a head-turning colour combination of pillar box red and mauve. Strut in style with a flamingo-pink feathered stole over the shoulder.
We agree that exuberance isn’t for the fainthearted, but freedom calls for the fanciful, and liberation for something a little louche. Paul Smith and Fendi also proposed looks that luxuriate in pink hues, the former rebelling against the linearity of lockdown with a collection that blends the style codes of past British subcultures, such as Northern Soul obsessives, Mods and New Romantics, with double-breasted suits, striped knitwear and Hawaiian shirts. The individualism in Silvia Venturini Fendi’s collection was centred on shaking off the strict sartorial codes of a ‘fashionista’ and embracing personal style. Cue fuschia tailored trousers teamed with a striped mohair sweater and an out-all-day ‘Peekaboo ISEEU’ shoulder bag slung across the body.