Summer is looming overhead with its bright rays, high temps and stylish new trends. While the designers were finished showcasing their spring collections for 2020 last year, it's finally time to take a step back and assess what’s in for both men and women. A few key styles and colours popped up over and over again which made it pretty evident that the designers were on the same sartorial wavelength for the season ahead.
Bold is gold this season for the boys as Prada, Thom Browne, Dolce & Gabbana and Pringle of Scotland made it pretty clear that dashing stripes are here to stay. We suggest sticking to boldly striped polos or t-shirts with pared back jeans to sport the trend. But, if you’re afraid to go bold you could dip your toes with singularly striped joggers or shorts.
Whether its balloon, puffed or bell-shaped, dramatic sleeves are having a major moment for the summer. Embrace them in all forms of tops and dresses while taking a styling cue from the way Alexander McQueen, Bibhu Mohapatra, Halpern and Laquan Smith presented it in their collections. Remember to pair your statement sleeved tops with streamlined straight leg or skinny bottoms.
At ZAVI, we are always in constant agreement that nothing looks better than pastels on a man and the designers this season are clearly in agreement. At Balmain, Dior, Givenchy and Heron Preston all shades of duck egg blue, mint, blush and pink ran amok. Pastel shirts most certainly look good but colour blocking them with a sorbet hued bottom is definitely something the men should try out this summer.
From slip dresses to draped cowls and beyond, designers can’t seem to get enough of satin dresses and tops. Given that the trend has been making the round for the past two years, it seems evident that it's not ready to make a quick exit anytime soon. The runways of Alexander Wang, Balmain, Blumarine and Carolina Herrera were filled with the shiny fabric in all sorts of silhouettes.
Until the streetwear movement is still reigning supreme, athleisure will always have its usual place on the runway. This season, the bomber jackets and joggers got a varsity jock upgrade at Balmain and Palm Angels, while the looks at Ralph Lauren and Rick Owens had a technical edge to them. Feel free to upgrade your bomber jackets this season in all sorts of colours, prints and badges.
Voluminous ruching and gathers made a big statement this season in the collections of Angel Chen, Carolina Herrera, Dries Van Noten and Christian Cowan. We love the idea of sporting gathers and ruching on tops for the summer while teaming them with skirts and cut-off denim shorts.
Published by: Vibhuti Vazirani/ 2020-03-28