Doing Your Own Thing
Looking at what’s new, we suddenly realized… we’re in a good mood! The future looks bright, as in colorful, as in smart. We’re looking ahead to a life of self-expression, sophistication and progress. Here are clothes that help us imagine where we want to go now.
There’s a pattern to life
l-r: Bottega Veneta, Paul Smith, DSquared
This season celebrates personality. Understand yourself and then embrace daring design. From sharp contours to clashing patterns, everything is in play. Take the usual suspects and mix them up: shorts with jackets, double-breasted with jeans, sandals and slip-ons with a twist.
Length is in flux. Expand the horizon line: Shirts can migrate south to the knees, while shorts paired with coats can go anywhere. Jackets cropped above the waist are a sharp redefinition of the modern silhouette.
Bold colors suit the individualist. There are fantastic shades everywhere, from reds to dusty grays. And don’t forget white—it doesn’t disappear; it’s an assertive clean slate.
Spice it up nicely
l-r: Billy Reid Heirloom, Moncler, Gucci
The casual glamour of the 1950s Italian seaside is back, but super modern and relaxed, never uptight. Think The Talented Mr. Ripley with a sense of humor.
Shorts are at home away from the beach, working like a charm with a close-tailored double-breasted jacket. You’re ready for serious fun in any setting.
Bold color suits an exuberant mood. Bright details punctuate quieter looks with confidence and verve. Pops of orange and other vivid hues stand out in a crowd. And if you’re feeling bold, now’s the time to dive into the spectrum’s daring deep end.
The new cool tailoring
The sport jacket continues to be a player because it looks terrific. It’s Mr. Versatile. Dress it up or dress it down, and embrace your creativity. No separates anxiety here. Where there is civilization, there is also the sport jacket.
The slim and trim summer suit reasserts itself in luxurious silk and linen blends. The fit silhouette deserves a finer hand. Not just default cotton, this is a higher level of warm-weather indulgence.
Color is softening up under the intense sunshine. Look for a palette with dusty shades of blue, pink and yellow. Set off against navy or gray, smoky pastels make a smart, sharp contrast.