Sweeten your summer wardrobes
Gucci’s Men’s Cruise Collection 2018
As influential as runways are, trends are not solely born on them. There was a clear direction coming from Gen Z and their social media platform of choice—TikTok—to be seen across the shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Thought the humble white shirt couldn’t be more boring? Think again. This season, the shirt gets a high fashion makeover, if the new collections are to be believed. At Valentino, it was thigh-length and pink, at Jacquemus, cropped and asymmetrical, and at The Row they were oversized to the max. Whatever your mood, there’s a shirt for it.
Weirdly foreshadowing our loungewear/lockdown fatigue, designers such as Molly Goddard, Rodarte, Christopher John Rogers, Simone Rocha and Jacquemus have served up some dreamy, extravagant summer dresses that scream escapism. Honestly, even the dress-averse won’t be able to stop that smile spreading on their faces. Think over-the-top tulle ballgowns, acid-hued florals, ribbon detailing, feel-good colours and puff sleeves galore.
Spring/summer fashion trends 2022: Denim
Ok, so denim never really goes away, but let’s just say it’s taking centre stage for summer. See Chloe and Paco Rabanne’s high-waisted flares for a 70s take, Chanel’s 80s neon jacket and Gabriella Hearst and Wales Bonner for polished denim gowns.
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Get ready to bring sexy back, because the little black dress didn’t come to play this season. From Victoria Beckham’s keyhole detail dress to Khaite’s and Rosetta Getty’s lingerie-inspired frocks. The more skin on show, the better.
The colour-averse amongst you will rejoice in the fact that timeless black and white are the hues to be seen in this season. At Prada, models wore sporty shirt over tailored trousers, while at Alexander McQueen, the take was decidedly more feminine thanks to puff sleeves and full skirts. At Balmain, the power suit got an 90s makeover thanks to exaggerated shoulders and cycling shorts.