Take your wardrobe to the next level with new season looks fresh from the runway.
Seventies-inspired fashion has been having a moment of late, but this summer is when the trend really hits its bell-bottom-swinging stride. We were digging the psychedelic prints at Brandon Maxwell, while crochet tops were de rigueur at Missoni. Channel your inner hippie with a pair of super-wide flares, chunky platforms and wild floral prints. Think big, bold and groovy baby.
Strokes of Genius
Designers everywhere were quite literally falling in line with a smorgasbord of stripes for SS22, from thick monochrome bands at Courrèges to vertical streaks at Jil Sander. Thankfully, stripes are an easy win when it comes to your wardrobe. Dip your toe in the trend with a classic Breton tee or go for all-over clashing lines to really make your mark.
From juicy tangerine hues to vivid fuchsias, super-bright tones saturated the runways this season. Designers went into full-on clash mode. Gucci led the way with a palette of emerald green, lime and pillar box red, David Koma was pretty in pink and Emporio Armani threw out the ‘blue and green must never be seen’ adage and did just that. Brave.
Noughtie But Nice
Step back to Y2K with dangerously low-slung jeans, bandeau tops and (whisper it) velour. If you weren’t there the first time around then you’re in for a treat. Take inspiration from Blumarine, who proved that statement denim, rimless glasses and a teeny bag are all you need to conquer the trend. Failing that, look to The Simple Life-era Paris Hilton, the undisputed queen of noughties fashion.
Haven’t heard of ‘Very Peri’? You soon will. Named Pantone’s Colour of the Year, it’s a dynamic periwinkle shade that is bold and unashamedly uplifting. Hot on its heels, purple was seen in many guises on the catwalk, from punchy pigments at Valentino to dreamy lilacs at Simone Rocha, there’s an iteration of Very Peri for both lavender lovers and shrinking violets alike.
Grease is the Word
The classic leather biker jacket rarely goes out of fashion, but sometimes it makes its presence felt with a deafening motorcycle roar. Take this season for example, leather was in full-throttle on the runways, from studded styles at Dolce & Gabbana to heavily quilted accentuated shoulders at Prada. Whatever your inclination, we guarantee the biker will keep your engine running through 2022.