Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Monday, 20 April 2015
Vibrant and energetic, the menswear wardrobe is saturated in shades inspired by exotic tropical fruits. Effectively capturing the optimism of the season, two key Fashion Colors land in the form of Mango Lassi orange and Papaya orange.
This warm orange-tinted yellow emerges as a new hue for menswear this Summer, proving an ideal versatile tone for knits and outerwear. Burberry offers a playful twist on the utility jacket, while Gucci keeps it simple with a casual tee. Elsewhere, Roccobarocco adds the shade to a lightweight knitted sweater.
Suitable for both Junior and Contemporary menswear markets, Mango Lassi's earthy undertones instantly uplift accessories. Tonal eyewear expresses a fun dimension at Prada, as soft suede lace-ups look new for the office at Burberry and Fendi add interest with a clean white panel on a leather bag.
Replacing last season's Tangerine Peach, Papaya works as an energetic complement to Lurex and iridescent yarns. Supple leathers look luxurious in the form of reworked bikers at Iceberg. Elsewhere, Vivienne Westwood and Dirk Bikkembergs both go sporty with a mesh top and technical fabric jacket.
Another shade suited for the Junior and Contemporary markets, Papaya appeals with anorange cast that almost tips into fluoro without appearing too acidic. Classic wayfarer shapes are updated at Dolce & Gabbana, as slouchy clutches feel playful at Burberry. Vivienne Westwood's pixilated stripe hi-tops stand out as a statement must-have.
The Spring/Summer 2016 season gives rise to a selection of Over The Top yet stylish materials characterized by Maxed-Out Embellishment for statement finishes. In Wovens, we see Beaded Patterns making a statement in all women's markets, as Supersized Socialite textures emerge in Lace & Delicates for contemporary and the Juniors market'.
Suitable for all Market demographics, dense beading is applied to graphic all-over patterns, often masking the base fabric beneath. Colorful beading creates an ethnic mood when combined with pink fringe on Manish Arora dresses, as sweaters take on a luxurious sparkle at Balmain and laser-cut detail lends further tactile interest at Alexander McQueen.
Spring/Summer 2016 accessories also take on all-over beaded textures. Scarves fall from the neck in feather-like layers at Givenchy, while masculine footwear is appropriated for the women's wardrobe with glittering geometric patterns at Haider Ackermann. Peachoo Krejberg offers an innovative interpretation with tonal beaded socks.
Ideal for Junior and Contemporary Market sectors, the Supersized Socialite trend impacts with large sequins and gem-like beads for a blinged-up statement. Minimal jackets stand out with 3D florals at Roksanda Ilincic, as oversized jewels feel decadent on sheer Burberry skirts. Meanwhile, Mary Katrantzou goes all-out with an encrusted mash-up of sparkling embellishment in different colors and sizes.
Accessories too are transformed with the illusion of dripping in jewels, catching the light with luxurious and dazzling looks. Sporty visors shine with white and green embellishment at Marni, as classic handbags are dressed up with yellow gems at Prada. Simone Rocha offers a younger option with pearly florals on jelly shoes.