S/S16 Trend Report: Artistic License

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1. Dolce&Gabbana s/s16 | 2. Marco De Vincenzo s/s16 | 3. Gucci s/s16 | 4. Ralph Lauren s/s16 | 5. Dries Van Noten s/s16 | 6. Miu Miu s/s16 | 7. Prada s/s16

1. Dolce&Gabbana s/s16 | 2. Marco De Vincenzo s/s16 | 3. Gucci s/s16 | 4. Ralph Lauren s/s16 | 5. Dries Van Noten s/s16 | 6. Miu Miu s/s16 | 7. Prada s/s16

Each year, the fashion and art worlds collide at Art Dubai to bask in the desert heat and behold some of the best modern and contemporary art and artists. With art lovers, celebrities and editors traipsing through exhibits in fashion week-worthy looks, we’re pulling out some curator appropriate runway inspiration from the spring/summer 16 runways where one of the biggest trends included anglophile-aristocracy inspired botanical prints, statement jewellery, neck scarves, and avant-garde psychedelic graphics. 

The Bloomsbury Bunch

Gucci s/s16

Gucci s/s16

The romantic aristo-English take on Gucci has been a trailblazing trend, also spotted at Miu Miu and Maison Margiela with their high necks and babydoll silhouettes.

Dries Van Noten s/s16 | Prada s/s16 | Miu Miu s/s16 | Dolce& Gabbana s/s16 | Vetements s/s16

Psychedelic Explosion

Stella Jean s/s16

Stella Jean s/s16

Spotted on the streets of every fashion week are It-girls rocking the latest trend in layering – dresses and skirts over pants; a look championed by Chanel and MSGM. 

Ashish s/s16 | Chanel s/s16 | Dsquared2 s/s16 | Stella Jean s/s16 | Christopher Kane s/s16

Skirting Around

MSGM s/s16

MSGM s/s16

Embrace the loud, psychedelic designs of summer that are reinterpreted by Chanel, Stella Jean and Christopher Kane to recall the culture craze into wearable fashions.

MSGM s/s16 | Simone Rocha s/s16 | Hervé Léger s/s16 | Céline s/s16 | Chanel s/s16

Scarf Stories

Loewe s/s16

Loewe s/s16

From pastel-hued chiffons to chunky woven stoles, we’re spoilt for choice for the retro favourite neck scarf.

Tod's s/s16 | Loewe s/s16 | Gucci s/s16

The Retro Quiff

Stella Jean Beauty backstage s/s16

Stella Jean Beauty backstage s/s16

The newer version of the Eighties tomboy quiff is tamed and uber feminine. Take notes from Stella Jean and Dries Van Noten for ladylike rolled-in puffs. 

Dries Van Noten s/s16 | Stella Jean s/s16 | Max Mara s/s16