YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN…
While the summer is commonly imbued with bright hues and floral cues, this year a quiet revolution is in the making that brings muted toffee, caramel and tan tones to the fore. It’s the antithesis of a bold statement, instead it’s a masterclass in subtle power shifts, where an unassuming neutral palette packs all the punches. Blend in to stand out, and say hello to S/S19’s new Beige Brigade…
The Italian powerhouse of chic sophistication led the charge, with a muted palette for pared down luxury. Ruching, belting and suiting were the order of the day, with a collection that promises to take you from day to night.
Riccardo Tisci dished out a collection based on relaxed sophistication, with a muted colour palette to boot. Lashings of layers in taupes, tans and cappuccino hues, from belted trench coats to elegant suiting and billowy pleated skirts – something for everyone.
While Miucci Prada’s palette thrived on colour bursts, it was the toned tone pieces that breathed life into the collection. With a nod to the Swinging Sixties in ensembles Twiggy would have been proud of, the cut-away necklines of the A-line tunics and baby doll dresses stole the show.
Natacha Ramsay-Levi brought Bohemia luxe to the catwalk, with flower power accents present throughout. What we love here, is that the mocha-meet-camel tones are lifted with vibrant floral prints, for those who want a little bit of everything in their outfit.
Maria Grazia Chiuri celebrated dance-inspired designs at Dior, a balletic homage to the freedom of movement, whilst modern cuts kept everything contemporary. The collection felt ethereal, feminine and free – just what summer dressing deserves to be about.
Muted tones permeated Jonathan Anderson’s assemblage, with delicious cappuccino colourings, but it was the complicated cuts that were made easy to wear that became his motif for the season. With layers, draping and cut-aways… Play the fashion game any way you want it.
Utility-wear reigned supreme on Silvia Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld’s catwalk. Over-sized pockets, logo-emblazoned coats, cross-body utility belts, cargo pants and parkas… Here, it was all about form-meets-function for the high-fashion crowd, all complimented with beautiful, buttery leather hues.
Karl Lagerfeld took us to the beach for S/S19, his collection awash with sandy-hued outfits, raw-edge straw hats and beach ball-inspired bags. It felt footloose and fancy-free in the way only Chanel can do. For us, a fawn-coloured tasselled waistcoat was an early wish-list win.
What else should you be wearing this summer? Your trend report awaits…
- Words: Emily Baxter-Priest