Jungle Tales

Jungle Tales

 

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Casual Blacks

Casual Blacks

 

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Sugar Fun

Sugar Fun

 

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A Breezy Moment

A Breezy Moment

 

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Bluemarine Resort 2018

Bluemarine’s presentation for Resort was entirely soft and dreamy: chiffon dresses in colours such as pink and yellow, as well as tulle with embroidery, beads, crystals and organza roses on it, demonstrate a sense of soft beauty. Anna Molinari, the founder of the label, actually loves impressionist paintings, and so it served as inspiration for her latest collection.

Blumarine Resort 2018

 

The design team at the Italian label (working to Molinari’s inspiration for the season) explored modern lightness and airiness, with filmy laces which flounced and swirled at the same time, and there was also an exhibition of chiffon feathers for various looks, which gave a decidedly different take on romantic clothes, quite multifaceted in nature. I think one of my favourites was the soft and flowing gown, with imprinted violets and a bow. Meanwhile, midnight blue was also mixed with sequins, and the whole collection was really a reflection of romanticism more than anything else.

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Nina Ricci Resort 2018

Nina Ricci explored the concept of commedia dell’arte for its latest resort collection. Commedia dell’arte is the earliest known edition of the professional theater, which meant that the clothes were over-the-top creative, as well as historic. Characters plucked out from commedia dell’arte, ranged from Pierrot to Harlequin, for the French label and this reflected in the clothes which were designed.

Nina Ricci Resort 2018

 

A harlequin design was actually spotted for the diamond-patterned jackets, in separate colours, while the rest of the clothes swung from a parachute dress to a trench coat that had cut-outs (on the shoulders) and was more drooping in design than its usual structured form. Even the shoes were very detailed and in tune with French theatrics because they sported pom poms. Often the fashion line’s colours went from black to muted shades and the fabrics used were varied, such as silk and crepe.

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Escada Spring 2018

Escada is the brand to turn to for business looks and this season’s offering from the German brand wasn’t disappointing. A blend of bold colours was presented for the professional woman but it was spliced with colour-blocking techniques, making for an interesting change of rhythm for clothes meant to exude professionalism and power.

Escada Spring 2018

 

And it did: there was a mandarin-collared blazer, as well as varsity stripes. Complimenting that was a reworked vintage nautical concept from the early nineties too, with its unique embellished flowers in the front of the shirt – the reworked edition was more mellow than the original, but still really nice.

It’s great to have a dependable brand, to turn to, for work looks and with Escada that’s just how everything floats. There is gratefully nothing over-the-top and nothing there slogan-wise glaring at you because when it comes to work looks – the more streamlined (with character) and strong, the better; an interplay of bright colours, however, as demonstrated for Spring 2018 with orange and yellow particularly, is always interesting, no matter the environment.

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