For Her The main trend for Spring Summer 2016 is a modern femininity in black and white inspired by the glamour of the 1920s. Silhouettes are sculpted among fluid fabrics while lace accents enhance floaty dresses in floral patterns with flounces, exposed shoulders and contrasting frills adding a more contemporary edge.
Boudoir elegance also returns with pyjama sets and slip dresses in black, white and powder pink silks and satins, with lace playing a key role in edging all of the sides. Natural textures such as linen and rustic handmade styles create the season’s new dress code and a more versatile look with more relaxed cuts in wrinkled jackets, trousers and shirts. And that’s not to forget the bold colours of the light silhouettes and those of the tie-dye patterns combining crochet details. As the spring season unfolds, sequins and metallic fabrics for both day and night create deconstructed silhouettes by means of effortless key pieces in tones of anthracite, gold and navy blue.
Inspiration has been drawn from vintage resort style, clearly evidenced in the faded striped garments for summer and seersucker fabrics, harking back to the dandy style and soft tailoring. Military touches appear in the form of camouflage, faded washes, asymmetrical details and patches, while safari style and Mandarin collar shirts or pleated trousers serve as utilitarian basics for every day.
Nautical references found in striped patterns and micro-patterns are softened to create a nostalgic nod to the 1920s and 40s. A constant thread running through the collection is sportswear, lending the seasonal styles a practical and modern element, offering a brand of versatility uniting the professional with the informal. This also encompasses pieces such as raincoats, soft shell jackets, padded technical fabrics or jogging or semi jogging bottoms, creating hybrids between tailoring and the sportswear look.
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