No. 21 with a ‘Ribbon on Top’ – Spring/Summer 2015

No. 21 brings elegant flare to Milan catwalks with peep-toe heels finished with luxe satin ties that cross over the vamp, creating a voluminous drama. We can think of 21 reasons to love these statement makers.
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Trend Alert – Optic Black & White -

Optic black and white made a visually stimulating impact for S/S 15. In prints, colour-blocking and material mixes, these classic colours are set to be the must-have combination for season.
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A youthful seventies luxe vibe at Gucci -

Milan: Gucci creative director, Frida Giannini, presented a most desirable collection. She continued in the vein of the late 60s and 70s theme that was presented this last season, although here was a more relaxed look with covetable pieces that would grace any wardrobe – pieces that will be kept season after season without ever dating. The Gucci woman, ...
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Stella Jean makes us long for a taste of the Caribbean -

Milan: True to her signature, Italian-haitian designer Stella Jean honed in on her Haitian roots. Colourful, painterly prints featured women in traditional dress, landscape scenery and tropical motifs, which were complemented by lighter polka dots and stripes. A feminine collection overall, the lineup included a plethora of skirt varieties and shirtdresses. Sport jerseys and t-tops added an active element with ...
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‘Spring Chicken’ by Simone Rocha -

Simone Rocha faithfully delivers another uniquely compelling collection of forward footwear. Sweetheart cut slippers step into a bed of soft chick feathers creating a weightless effect, referencing boudoir styling.
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Trend Alert – Petrol Greens -

S/S 15 colour sees the blue palette extend to deep ocean greens in elegant petrol and emerald hues.
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Trend Alert – The Long Tunic Dress -

Ankle-grazing and floor-sweeping layers emerge and important silhouette for S/S 15. Ultra-lightweight materials provide fluidity and movement.
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Spring is in the air at Burberry -

London: A live performance by James Bay set the scene for Christopher Bailey’s Burberry Spring 2015 collection. Aptly titled the Birds and the Bees, this beautiful presentation drew on the joys of Spring. Light as butterfly wings, gossamer fabrics, and iridescent surfaces graced ethereal silhouettes, although Christopher Bailey was said to have 'drawn to the idea of rebirth' and 'to ...
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A playful ode to the psychedelic ’60s at Peter Pilotto -

London: Designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos embraced all things psychedelic and Hendrix-inspired for spring. Bright colours and signature kaleidoscope prints were elevated through dimensional embellishments and dense embroidery. Patchwork and lace produced a handcrafted feel that added a uniquely playful element to the collection. Foulard hemlines, slits and asymmetry created a dynamic look that is essential to the season. –Deirdre ...
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Girly meets tomboy at Topshop Unique -

London: For Spring summer 2015, Topshop Unique went for a trip down memory lane and sent forth a happy, lighthearted collection that drew on the "faded glamour of of the British seaside. From Pier to Pleasure beach at its core," as the show notes stated, "here was a switched on youthful spirit, dancing all night in a sea sprayed celebration of ...
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Light as air volume at Jonathan Saunders -

London: Jonathan Saunders presented a stellar lineup complete with his unique twist on voluminous proportions, of-the-moment layering and androgynous tailoring. The use of self-belts cinched the waists and exaggerated pillowy skirts. A predominantly cool palette of sky blue, white, ink and petrol was complemented by hints of warm, metallic orange and russet brown. Cut-out vinyl leaf silhouettes adorned relaxed suits, tops, ...
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Turn of the century classics at Paul Smith -

London: For Spring 2015, Paul Smith put together another classic collection of ultimately wearable pieces. These were modern classics at their best in a quiet palette of khaki, china blue, grey, black, white, slate blue and a flash of red in the  easy to wear stripes. There was a sense that perhaps Paul Smith drew on a picture postcard of ...
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Soft tailored androgyny at Temperley London -

London: Alice Temperley favoured androgynous tailoring over her signature eveningwear for S/S 15. Ensembles were bathed in a refreshingly clear palette of soft white, light pink, powder blue and grey, which were offset by pops of coral and jet black. Tailored pieces were especially enticing when they were paired with long, fluid layers. Each look exuded sumptuous sophistication and represented a new take on nonchalant dressing. –Deirdre ...
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Preen plays cricket with a hip-hop attitude -

London: There was a distinct vibrancy and playfulness at Preen for Spring 2015. Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi were influenced by National Geographic imagery of the Massai Cricket Warriors with their red, black and white team colors and draped, wrap skirts. Graphic Breton stripes opened the dazzling show in fluid dresses with asymmetric hemlines, folds and tucks. Midi length silk dresses ...
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Feminine looks at Margaret Howell -

London: Margaret Howell stepped away from her expected design aesthetic for Spring 2015. Instead she replaced it with a streamlined, minimalist approach and added subtle feminine touches. Sunray pleated skirts and tailored bra tops were the unexpected feminine additions. Classic tailoring in clean lines were executed in a punctuated palette of black, white, grey and plare olive green. The refreshing laid ...
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