Once the domain of only the most daring, the bandeau has evolved to encapsulate a new sense of effortless cool. Of course, it all comes down to how you style it: you don't want to look like you've just wandered out of the house in your bra. After the break, you'll find three simple rules for rocking the bandeau in spring 2014, along with ideas and inspiration on how to make the bandeau a statement that works for you in the coming summer season.
They’re boldly mustard-yellow and look to be made of neoprene. Blogger/model Mariano Di Vaio made an unusual trouser choice during Milan fashion week, but it paid off. Turns out scuba pants are a more wearable piece of casual menswear than you ever might have guessed.
The ‘little black dress’ often finds itself a staple of the sexy or the elegant or the minimalist. It’s less often a piece you think of as lending itself well to sporty. But sports-chic can be anything, really; it’s in the accessorising, in the attitdue. It’s a state of mind. This particular take on the LBD from Witchery is made from a sturdy bonded neoprene…
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Fashion has a fascinating way of galvanizing people into constantly thinking about the future, making it always about what’s next, more than it will ever be about what’s hot right now. Past and present get often clouded by the alluring thought of a better, brighter, far more exciting and not so distant future. With the official start of summer 2013 not even that far behind…
Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton took on an ample theme for resort 2014, fusing the Victorian inspiration with the antagonistic punch coming from the future, in what became a bold and beautiful translation of pre-spring. Maintaining the conflicting theme in play, the use of black versus white and bronze versus silver, underlined the same evolving concept of opposing forces.
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A beautiful display of colors met an even more enthusiastic take on volumes and unusual shapes in Roksanda Ilincic’s offering for resort 2014. Unconventional floral appliques crossed paths with a colorblocked fantasy in the line-up that drew inspiration from Lygia Clark’s conceptual aesthetic. Making use of iridescent PVC to enrich the elegant silhouettes, Ilincic breathed new life into glamour.
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If Natalie Ratabesi’s resort 2014 collection for Philosophy stands for something, it is definitely to prove just how much does a modern vision weigh in redefining a label’s entire attitude. With a romantic disposition and more inspiration coming from the open-air concert and music festival fashion scene, the resort line-up fused the bohemian spirit with the sportier tendency in a way that felt like it…
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While the road to resort 2014 appears to be paved with unconstrained silhouettes and looser shapes, the first thing that strikes you upon discovering Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia’s beautiful collection is the interpretation of structure. It all makes sense when the architectural influences are revealed as this season’s departing point. Distorted florals and stripes used as ultimate statement consolidate the fresh take on pre-spring.
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For Clover Canyon the bold digital prints ceased to represent just another take on a seasonal stamp, as the brand’s aesthetic is keen on highlighting the mix of prints and patterns as a year round fashion statement. For Resort 2014, Clover Canyon expanded its overview all the way to the sunny state of Cuba. Veiled in the 1950s atmosphere, the eclectic prints are ready to…
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Hosted at Paramount Studios last week was “Acqua #3” – an initiative of Giorgio Armani and Sean Penn in support of Haiti. Poppy Delevingne was one of the stylish, Armani-wearing guests – donning an Emporio Armani black neoprene shift dress with beige and peach accents, given a boho edge by way of studded boots and a fringed cross-body bag.
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