SPRING TREND | SURFACE DETAIL ::

Whether you’re into it or not, this season is all over surface texture. Whether it’s Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere or Spring in the south, both seasons are displaying an equal obsession with an explosion of surface detailing. Gucci brought it in with retro glam appeal through their SS’16 campaign last year, and carried it through to their Garden capsule range with hypnotic snake and plant appliques. Zara is all over the badged and embroidered bombers for Spring, whilst H&M launched their Studio Autumn ’16 Collection that’s all about lavish beadwork, embroidery and grunge chained surfaces.

Not just restricted to denim jackets, bombers and jeans, the use of embroidery, fringes, badges, beadwork and brooches are also adorning handbags as a massive trend lead by the Gucci SS’16 collection into fall. Shoe and hat trends have followed suit. This tactile trend celebrates the melting point of subcultures and textures just in time for Spring festival season, in a true high street spirit.

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Above 2 images : Gucci Garden Capsule Collection ’16

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Zara Spring ’16

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Zara Fall Winter 2015-’16 Grunge lookbook

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Gucci Fall ’16 Collection

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H&M Studio A/W ’16 collection

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H&M Studio A/W ’16 collection

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Gucci Fall ’16 Collection

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Zara Spring ’16 patch bomber

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Gucci SS’16 Collection

DOUBLE DENIM ::

This Spring our cool friend denim is making appearances in the form of dresses, boilersuits, dungarees and denim on denim combos. Basically all in one denim or double denim is the way to go to make a street style statement. If you’re eager for a run down of the different denim looks at¬†New York Fashion Week and on the streets of #NYFW2015 keep your eyes peeled for our next blog post.

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Clockwise from top right: Country Road Spring Summer 2015 campaign | boildersuit, Cotton On | Stella McCartney SS’15 | ¬†Country Road SS’15 campaign | Fendi SS’15.

 

 

 

THE BIG SHINE ::

 

My favourite way to liven up washed out tones, whites and faded denims is with metallics. A bit of shine can step up a minimal look and add that chic Spring/Summer touch to any outfit. Keep it clean cut and minimal in the form of an accessory or accent. Here are my favourite picks, in store now.

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Clockwise from left: silver sandals, Country Road | Run luster anorak, Country Road | metallic balloons, Under the paper lantern | Sasha copper tote, Wichery | Sparks fly clutch, Mimco.

Trend: Tones of Pink

Pink could possibly be the most versatile colour this Spring, ranging from electric corals to tints that are barely there. Washed out tones seem to be the sophisticated favourite paired with rose gold or white, but no doubt those candy floss and flamingo tones will creep into the equation as we head towards Summer. Pick the tone of pink that works for you.

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Moodboard (clockwise from left): United Colours of Benetton SS13 campaign, Louise Goldin Spring ’14 ready to wear collection, Kerin Rose Floral Frenzy sunglasses, Pantone mug in blossom pink at Spark Living, geometric satchel from Mr Price, pink flamingo.