From lavish botanical motifs to abstract brushstroke prints, this season’s most sumptuous looks take their cue from the artistic traditions of the east.
LAWS OF NATURE
She takes on the urban jungle in a scarlet dress with bold floral embroidery, while he stands out in it in a camouflag e-style jacket that was not designed to blend into the back ground.
(on her) Silk dress and gold-plated necklace, from Lanvin. Leather shoes, from Boss. (on him) Polyester jacket, cotton T-shirt and wool trousers, from Boss. Leather shoes, from Jimmy Choo.
STROKES OF GENIUS
A classic streetwear print meets an ancient artistic technique in a right-now quilted jacket that combines a camouflage pattern with broad brushstrokes.
Cotton jacket, silk shirt, wool trousers and leather shoes, from Louis Vuitton.
Channel the decadence of silky loung ewear with fluid separates tailored with just the right amount of slouchiness.
(on her) Cotton dress, from Valentino. Leather shoes, from Boss. (on him) Wool jacket and matching trousers, from Giorgio Armani.
IN FULL BLOOM
There’s no reason to be a wallflower when you can stand out in a floral suit – just one of the attentionhogging pieces from a collection filled with nature-centred motifs, printed or embroidered.
(on him) Silk-blend jacket and matching trousers, and silk shirt, from Gucci. (on her) Leather shoes, from Jimmy Choo.
Playing with the notion of China as seen through their Italian eyes , the designers at Dolce & Gabbana have created lavish, almost kitschy pieces such as this suit decked out in s wooping dragons.
Silk shirt and matching trousers, from Dolce & Gabbana.
Once a military staple, the bomber jacket has been given yet another update this season. Rendered in silk and embroidered with flowers along the arms, this inky number is how a sophisticate would do sportswear.
(on him) Silk jacket, poplin shirt, wool trousers and leather shoes, from Dior Homme. (on her) Silk dress and leather shoes, from Gucci.
Not for those who fear attention, this piece features an impossible-to-miss mix of bold elements – the bright red, the silver embroidery, and the Gucci stripe at the cuffs and along the sides .
Silk jacket with matching trousers, and silk shirt, from Gucci.
This dress might take its cue from the kimono , but its bold colours and outsized floral prints anchor the traditional costume-inspired design in the now.
Silk dress, from Dolce & Gabbana.
NEVER A DULL MOMENT
Up your weekend sartorial game: Give those regular polo tees a pass , and pull on one with an elaborate all-over abstract floral print instead.
Cotton shirt, cotton trousers and cotton sweater (around shoulders), from Etro. Metal sunglasses, from Dior Homme.