Checks, plaids, and argyles are back in a big way. Clan tartans in traditional color ways are most exciting in directional silhouettes and unexpected accessories. Checks are the most popular shirting option for the season...mini to maxi, bi-colored to multi-colored, printed to woven, checks are layered and mixed with each other as well as with florals and stripes. Medals of honor are iconic yet fashionable additions to this British inspired movement.
The British invasion is alive and well on the fashion avenues of Europe. Vintage to contemporary versions of the Union Jack…adorned tee shirts and accessories to home furnishings…with actual flags hung in stores throughout the fashion capitals. Traditionally colored or re-colored in black and white to bright tones, this emblem of irreverence and tradition is perfect for the times.
Always a rite of passage into the Spring/Summer season, stripes are fresher than ever…Awning, rugby, umbrella, candy cane, nautical, men’s shirting, ticking, and toweling stripes are all contemporary options when colored in vibrant brights on white or in exaggerated scales on homewares to RTW. Creative stripeage comes to us from Pantone to Smeg with nautical to color blocked looks leading the way.
Nothing makes white look better than natural, and nothing make natural looks better than white…the combination is contemporary and commercial. We like crisp, polished fabrics mixed with natural linens and cottons…the more contrast in texture and hand, the better. Our choices for some of the best natural white combos are Anne Fontaine, Zadig and Voltaire , Matches, and Stella McCartney.
SHOCKING PINK is the hottest news on the fashion streets of Europe. Head to toe or as an irresistible accessory option, pink always works. We chose showstoppers like Bonpoint and Moschino to Dolce & Gabbana and the Hermes paint by number scarf...not forgetting the quintessential pink vespa as our must-haves for the season.
Purple is the most directional color for the season. From violet to periwinkle…lavender to lilac…and grape to plum, purple sets the stage for an invigorating season in accessories to outerwear. We chose Dior to Tods for accessories and Faconnable to Fragonard for RTW.
Yellow ushers in Spring like no other hue …the color of the sun, daffodils, forsythia…it’s vibrant, cheerful, and refreshingly stylish. We feature designers from Vivienne Westwood to Toy Watch. Yellow works as an accent or as a "neutral" and is often mixed with khaki or slate for the most contemporary looks.
Looking back never looked so good! Cabbage roses to peonies in bold to painterly styles explode for Spring/Summer RTW and accessories. Dramatic on black grounds to feminine on pastel or neutral grounds, maxi scale florals create dramatic impressions this season.
Everything old is new again. More contemporary than ever, liberty florals are back. Perfect for dresses to head-to-toe casual, ditsy florals create interest without weight, femininity without overt girliness.