Our round up of the best Pre-Spring 2015 collections and the micro-trends to try
It’s not that we’re asking you to wish your life away. Of course we’re not. But we just wanted to give you the heads-up – the fash-pack is already looking towards Spring 2015. As the designers unveil their resort collections, we’ve compiled a micro trend report, simply to sum-up all of the action and let you know which pieces in your SS14 wardrobe you’ll want to hang on to. No pressure, we promise.
Hair Jewels At Chanel
Karl whisked the editors to Dubai for an Arabian extravaganza – think luxe long line tunics, exaggerated harem trousers and glitzy trims aplenty. Every look was teamed with smoky Kajal eyeliner and a haute mini moon hair jewel.
Mottled Prints (And Untied Shoelaces) At Alexander Wang
Just kidding about the laces, grazed knees never looked good on anyone. Wang’s tie-dye effects, however, are the coolest we’ve seen in a long time.
Yellow Trousers At Mulberry And Louis Vuitton
We’re talking soft and sunny, rather than highlighter bright. Mulberry’s came with a matching blazer and buttery Lily bag, while Vuitton’s were of floor grazing length, also available in candy pink.
The Major Flatforms At Stella McCartney
The star brogue style from Stella’s AW14 collection has been extrapolated into a whole collection of flatforms, including spongy sandals and wood wedge Mary Janes.
Powder Blue Every-Thang At Gucci
Wear something, anything, in sky blue next spring. Preferably a crepe Gucci midi dress with silver leather boots, if you can get your hands on some. But really any piece will make for a perfect palette cleanser.
Seventies Florals At Marc Jacobs
If your floral print isn’t set in off-kilter colours and so heavily outlined that it nods to a Seventies upholstery fabric, it isn’t worth knowing about. Marc Jacobs led the charge with an all-over effect on satin and velvet party suits (and check out those matching boudoir mules) but Louis Vuitton and Gucci were all nodding along to the same retro tunes.
Brushstrokes Are Back At Christian Dior
Not in the same intensity as we’ve seen for SS14, but Raf Simons gave us a little art in the form of sketchy flowers and subtle splash stripes. Guests took a special Dior water taxi from Manhattan to Brooklyn, prompting a frenzy on Instagram as the sun set over the East River. Stash all of your painterly pieces, there’s life in this one yet.
Polka Dot Coats At Kenzo
Light macs, sporty bombers or lean trenches – every coat in Kenzo’s collection was covered in spots, clicking and clashing with other stripes and shapes in a totally hypnotising effect.
The Multi Strap Shoes At Peter Pilotto
Statement, cool and even a little bit practical. These are the shoes of the (pre) season. And teamed with exactly the kind of exotic getaway dresses that the term ‘resort wear’ was made for.