04. Return of the backpack
Shed some layers in preparation for spring which brings with it an array of exciting new trends in men’s and women’s fashion. Martina Said picks her favourite styles this season.
Reminiscent of school, you say? Perhaps so, but the sleek and sophisticated backpack has made a remarkable comeback, and it’s a welcomed one. Designed using superior leather and the most pristine finishes, the modern day backpack could and should replace the briefcase.
01. Bold Stripes
05. Nautical details
On par with the white t-shirt or the Little Black Dress, stripes evoke a classic look that is suitable for day and night. Designers went to town with bold colours for their 2017 spring/summer collections – think blues, oranges, pinks and reds, reminiscent of beach umbrellas.
While blue and white stripes are never a miss, try interpret this timeless look through the details – think infrequent stripes, white accessories and touches of navy blue or dark red to bring the whole look together.
06. Square ambition From tight squares to Prince of Wales checks, squares made a bold appearance in men’s spring/summer 2017 collections, overshadowing the pin stripe as the suit pattern of choice this year. cc
02. Earthy tones From Valentino to Alexander McQueen, a neutral stone colour – somewhere between white and sandy beige – took runways by storm. The bright and airy tones of cream and all its variants are a fresh choice for summer, especially when paired with more breathable fabrics, the likes of linen and cotton.
03. Nude neutrals Nude tones have been around for some time now, and they probably won’t be going anywhere fast. Be it a body con dress, ballerina pumps, long-line waistcoat or a loose-fitting blouse, anything in nude is feminine, flattering, and right on trend.
Diane von Furstenberg
05. APRIL / MAY 2017
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