Our top five picks for your summer wardrobe | From arty pop prints, shoulders reminding us of the eclectic 80’s and leggings getting a new twist, this season is packed with everything sleek, sexy and striking
Shocking Pink | Pierpaolo Piccioli’s flowy, pink cape dress at Valentino’s S/S 17 show at Milan fashion week, and Jason Wu’s asymmetrical play with a pink evening dress at the New York fashion week inspire us to go bold this spring summer. In Paris, Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia redefined party fashion by pairing purple spandex leggings-cum-boots with a sky-high slit dress.
How you will wear it | Shocking pink is a great color to wear this season. Chose a buttoned-down shirt and pair it with your skinny denim in a shade brighter or your simple white denim will do the job to embrace the trend.
Oversized Shoulders | Square, oversized shoulders are making a sophisticated comeback in S/S 17, as visible in Jil Sander’s jackets with boxy shoulders. In Paris, Céline’s S/S 17 show pairing ankle length trousers and jacket with oversized shoulders was all about relaxed glamour. In Milan, Consuelo Castiglioni of Marni used architectural silhouettes for an array of coats and jackets with exaggerated shoulders.
How you will wear it | Pick a top with exaggerated shoulders as a perfect fit with a sexy pencil skirt when going for an adventurous pub hopping evening.
Arty Pop | New York-based label Proenza Schouler, known for their neutral hues, made a shift to embrace loud pop-art prints in red, blacks and whites. While in Paris, Chloe’s S/S 17 collection was full of elegantly pleated maxis with arty pop prints.
How you will wear it | This is the perfect print for you as you explore beachy locales this summer. Choose tunics or kaftans with arty pop print and make an arty statement.
After Hour Robes | In New York, Oliveira Baptista of Lacoste for their S/S 17 created pleasant summer vibes through a variety of breezy robes. While Anna Sui, inspired by American pop culture showcased the ‘American Pie’ collection, with floor length floral robes in blues and whites. In Milan, Peter Dundas’ S/S 17 show had 70’s inspired patchwork floor length robes in playful colors.
How you will wear it | Throw a beautifully printed robe over that casual t-shirt and neutral linen pants combo to exude an elegant look for your Sunday brunching.
Hide and Seek cutouts | In Milan, Versace’s S/S 17 show disco babes wore “athleisure” inspired party dresses with cutout details. In London, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen’s S/S 17 show gave a sensual zing to the trend by creating a hide and seek cutouts on see-through sheet textured dresses. Proenza Schouler's high heeled art aficionados in New York were given a risqué-y expression with cut out detailing on tops and arty pop dresses.
How you will wear it | Plan a disco 80’s diva look in a hide and seek cutout dress this season. Pair it with strappy sandals and you are ready for your dinner date.
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