THAT SUMMER FEELING

The past two years were marked with pandemicrelated disruptions and cancellations, but the Spring and Summer 2023 (SS2023) fashion shows had a relatively normal schedule apart from London, where there were some changes due to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In New York, Fendi celebrated the 25th anniversary of the brand’s iconic Baguette bag and we saw creations from Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger and Tom Ford. In Milan, there were surprise appearances at Versace, with Paris Hilton hitting the runway and Kate Moss walking for Bottega Veneta. The fashion month ended as usual in Paris with shows from traditional brands such as Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton.

Summer is associated with the fire element (and for us living in the Middle East, this is an element we know all too well during the hottest season of the year!) and is associated with joy. Fire energy brings happiness and a warm feeling to our chests. With this in mind, we welcome the SS 2023 collections.

“Nothing but blue skies and summer dresses.”

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3D NATURE

FLOWERS, SEA ANIMALS, BUTTERFLIES AND HUMMINGBIRDS REACH OUT OF GARMENTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR AN EMBELLISHING EFFECT. YOU CAN ADD THE 3D ELEMENT WITH BROOCHES OR REMOVABLE DETAILS IF YOU WANT TO EMBRACE THE TREND BUT NOT REALLY COMPROMISE YOUR CLOTHES.

ACID GREEN

FLUORESCENT SHADES ARE GREAT FOR PAINTING YOUR SUMMER OUTFITS. BUT GREEN IS THE HUE THAT STANDS OUT IN THE POOL OF BRIGHT HUES. IT CAN HAVE A SECONDARY ROLE COVERING DETAILS OR ACCESSORIES OR EVEN STEAL THE SHOW AND APPEAR IN LONG DRESSES OR COATS.

BABY BLUE

TO BALANCE THE LUMINESCENT GREEN, GO FOR PALE AND ICY BLUE. THE SHADE IS A COOL WAY TO ADD COLOUR TO YOUR NEUTRAL WARDROBE WITHOUT DISRUPTING YOUR LOOKS TOO MUCH IF YOU ARE NOT A FAN OF VIVID PALETTES. LIGHT AZURE TONES TEAM UP PRETTY WELL WITH BLACK AND BEIGE.

LOOSE ENDS

FRINGES HAVE BECOME A STAPLE DURING SPRING AND SUMMER COLLECTIONS; THEY ADD A HIPPIE FLAIR TO OUTFITS AND A SENSE OF FREEDOM. THIS SEASON, THEY HAVE BEEN APPLIED TO ALL SORTS OF GARMENTS AND ACCESSORIES – FROM TROUSERS TO HANDBAGS. GO FOR FLOWING STRINGS TO ADD A REFRESHING DETAIL TO YOUR LOOKS.

GODDESS MODE

DRESSES AND SUMMER ARE LIKE TOAST AND BUTTER – A COMBINATION MADE IN HEAVEN! FOR THIS SEASON, DESIGNERS HAVE BEEN A BIT OBSESSED WITH ONE SPECIFIC CUT: THE GODDESS DRESS. INSPIRED BY THE GRECO-ROMAN STYLE, THEY ARE USUALLY FLOWY WITHOUT HUGGING THE BODY AND CASCADE GENTLY TO THE FLOOR.

BE TRANSPARENT

SHEER LOOKS HAVE ALWAYS FOUND A SOFT SPOT IN DESIGNERS’ HEARTS, BUT THIS SUMMER, THE TREND IS EVERYWHERE (MORE THAN EVER). TRANSPARENCY IS MAINLY IN THIN COATS AND LONG SLEEVES. ACCESSORIES ALSO EMBRACE THE SEE-THROUGH EFFECT APPLIED TO SHOES AND HANDBAGS.

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