From eccentric basics to vintage-inspired dresses, this season’s designer fashion explores the unconventional.
1. The dramatic sleeve
The must-have blouse of the season combines an off-the-shoulder silhouette with bell or balloon sleeves. Wear with high-waisted jeans or tailored pants.
2. Cheeky maximalism
Floral prints, long sleeves, high necklines and below-the-knee lengths, oversized sunglasses, mini cross-body satchels and socks with retro strappy shoes: these are the essentials for completing your quirky-pretty look now.
3. Lush life: velvet, brocade and jacquard
For a fresh take on rich fabrics, velvet is now ultra-soft and fluid, while jacquard pieces look as if you’d found them at a flea market.
4. Everyday eccentrics
Designers want your casual wear to be different, verging on extreme. Think XXL outerwear like puffer jackets, parkas and coats worn with tailored pants, mismatched leggings with skirts, hoodies with long skirts and Margielainspired bold shoulder pads under basic shirts, hoodies, jackets and coats.
5. Pants under tunic
The grown-up minimalist look of the season: a long tunic worn over fluid pants in a monochromatic palette.
6. The corset
At Prada, the waist-cincher was spotted over dresses, jackets and coats. Worn loosely undone, it oozes attitude and offers a statement on modern femininity.
7. Black biker jacket
The designers’ favourite cool classic, worn over buttondown shirts and pencil skirts or evening slip dresses, adds an instant edgy, fearless attitude to the look.
8. Beige tulle dress
The nude tones make it so modern.