DECKED OUT IN DENIM
While we love getting nostalgic for the 80s to early noughties, you may be a bit unsure where the rules stand on double denim. Well, turns out, it’s back stronger than ever. It’s even weaved its way into accessories.
Double denim looks were seen on and off the runway during Paris Fashion Week, and earlier this year when the iconic Victoria and David Beckham took it a step further and gave us a matching double denim moment. Confirming its comeback status.
Other outfits we think deserve a spot in your wardrobe are the Khaite Ross Oversized Denim Jacket and some Jorts, such as the Dazie Chelsea Denim pair. Casual yet cool, they are everything a staple denim should be.
We know what you’re thinking. But no, the utilitarian-inspired safari trend does not mean you have to leave the house looking like Indiana Jones. In fact, you’ll be looking more suited to the five-star treatment.
Cargo pants have been the front-and-centre spokesperson for this trend for quite some time. Seen on the likes of Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid, there is no way to deny the Y2K trend has been on the rise in popularity. Now, many other safari-inspired looks have been spotted at Paris Fashion Week.
Some of our favourites, inspired by the runway looks, are the Aje Eternal Logo Mini Dress, the Dion Lee Hook and Eye Pocket Dress, and the flattering Maesa Canvas Wide-Leg Trousers from The Frankie Shop.
These looks have everything we love about the trend; notably the colour and the pockets (even if they are reimagined in their own unique way).
Stripes have been a tried-and-true print that never seems to go completely out of style. But it is what designers have been able to do with the timeless print that has been most noteworthy.
Belgian designer Dries Van Noten said it best when, during Paris Fashion Week, the classic print made an appearance within the brand’s “Unfamiliar Familiar” collection.
Following the reappearance of this trend, we have been busy filling our inspiration board and wishlist with outfits we are obsessed with. Currently on the list is the European vacay-coded Loretta Caponi Gioia Embroidered Striped Midi Dress, the Junya Watanabe Embellished Pinstripe Blouse, and the Alemais Diaz Shirtdress.
We also can’t escape the appeal of the Sporty and Rich Cassie TENCEL™ Lyocell Shirt, which may or may not be the only brunch look we will be sporting for months on end.
THE CLASSIC POPLIN
If Paris Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer trends have taught us anything it’s that a white crisp poplin shirt is still a capsule wardrobe must.
The anything but boring shirt was seen in the collections of major designers Dior, Peter Do, and Sacai. It also made appearances off the runway on many celebrities, namely Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence.
But while it’s a classic go-to, it doesn’t mean designers haven’t made it their own. Everything from off the shoulder styles to oversize silhouettes, boxy fits, and cropped white poplin shirts made the cut during Paris Fashion Week.
Alexander Wang and Alaïa have both released an essential cropped number with fun tie-up details at the hem, while Ganni focuses on giving its retro-inspired shirt an exaggerated ruffle-trimmed collar. Other designer brands, like The Row, opted for an effortlessly loose fit.
All in all, proving anything goes as long as you nail the brief of being a classic, reliable white shirt.