Spring Summer 2018 is all about the colourful maximalist explored by the femininity of Springtime Whimsical, the playfulness of Western Heritage, stately Regal Opulence, the art- inspired cool of Picasso Baby, simplified silhouettes at Meta Referencing, a 1980s and 1990s mash up at Newstalgia, classic meets utilitarian Trench Dressing and inspiring Transformed Traditions.
REGAL OPULENCE Think jaw-dropping jacquards and floor sweeping lengths topped with bejewelled accessories and you’re there. With a flair for the unexpected, this way something regal comes.
TRENCH DRESSING In maximalist form, the formerly classic trench coat is supercharged for the season ahead. Belted, buckled, deconstructed and delightfully colourful, the options are plenty and the choice is yours.
META REFERENCING Designers work house codes and design DNA in illustrative form. Old-school references and high-octane branding make contemporary statements in looks that are maximal with minimal undertones.
SPRINGTIME WHIMSICAL Spring has sprung but not as you know it – avant-garde ruffles, translucent taffeta and 3D florals are wickedly enchanting. Your garden party attire has never looked so good.
PICASSO BABY Here’s how to do print and pattern this season – in ode to the artist who defined an art form. Designers are nostalgic for Pablo Picasso, whose influence resonates in graphic accents and magnificent prints.
TRANSFORMED TRADITIONS Ladylike is the only way to play it. Button-ups and pleats in languid lengths are minimally designed in spliced form. A cool sweep of pastels and an artisanal spirit lends ultimate appeal.
WESTERN HERITAGE Welcome to the Wild West where the order of the day is denim, suede trucker jackets and streamlined cowboy boots with a sophisticated sensibility, exuding refinement and side-stepping pastiche.
NEWSTALGIA It’s new! It’s now! Or is it? Designers revisit fashion’s golden eras, giving iconic styles and silhouettes a contemporary twist. With a hit of nostalgia, this trend is yours to fashion.
THE BEAUTY TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW
The looks, the colour palettes and the new ways to wear - all born on this season's catwalks. Get the lowdown here.