Nothing says girly-girl like pink skirts and a butterfly bustier. Mixing up pastel mints, stark whites and whimsical butterfly patterns, Pink Tartan‘s SS13 collection embodies the season’s romance by way of Paris.
The swoosh of ultra-feminine skirts, and twinkle of gold glimmer and silver sparkle are details that won’t allow a girl to go unnoticed when walking into a room. On the runway, balance found its muse in graceful skirts, cut just below the knee paired with cropped, corseted bustiers, while risqué hemlines retained ladylike sensibilities through structured tailoring that played to girlish delicacy.
Outside of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, usually men’s floral shirts are the ultimate tourist giveaway. Bustle‘s SS13 collection, however, offers a trendy take on the classic Hawaiian shirt that reads more urban streets than Honolulu.
For men who hesitate to attempt donning a floral ensemble, Zebra graphic Ts layered with blue, green and coral blazers or blazer and shorts combos are a quirky summertime look that will separate style savvy gents from traditionalists, but keep them dapper enough to lunch with the best of suits. Added bonus, the latter outfit is one that looks as smart on a woman as her man, see illustration above. Those wanting something more classic, have a selection of stripped shirts and trousers, plus metallic gunmetal grey suits to choose from.
The beauty of the Mediterranean echos through the colour palette of Lucian Matis‘ SS13 collection.
Warm terracotta oranges and reds contrast blue ocean tones, with brilliant Spanish tile patterns dispersed throughout. Browsing the collection, one is transported to a faraway beach, where vibrant patterns in the form of cropped tops and matching bottoms are everyday wear — a place where the ornate thrives. On the runway, red-orange lipstick and hoop earrings pick up the sunny shades of the garments. Sheer nudes cut brights with subtle grace, adding a sophisticated sense of demur to the effervescent collection.
Who doesn’t love a classic leather motorcycle jacket? Someone who has seen the glory of Mackage‘s adaptation of the staple wardrobe piece.
Gradient leather in bright shades add a unique edge to the perennial favourite, while yellow color blocking updates the traditional mid-thigh trench. Other quick lasting favourites in the collection include a beige jacket with black leather sleeves. Taupe leather vests for men, and a duo of leather hot pants and crop top top are punches of handsome rebellion in the collection. From frosty seafoam leather pants to cognac jackets, Mackage’s SS13 line mixes and matches the old with the new according to a stunning vision of street style.
Conjuring the free-spirit of summer picnics and lazy days on the dock, Joe Fresh kicks up its heels with elegance this SS13 season.
On the runway, models fluttered with coquettish charm in highlighter yellow skirts, playful paired with cutout floral necklines, while men acted out the role of the gentlemen in gingham suits and nautical sweaters. The collection’s melange of bold blacks and white prints seen along side beach blues cater to sophisticated style palettes. Elegant garden party looks are a highlight of the line, found in an array of metallic silver garments that will reflect the summer sun so a passerby is sure to pull down their shades to reflect on you a while.
Published November 2, 2012