Everyone has a style. Whether you know it or not, what you like, what you wear, and what you surround yourself with all tie into an aesthetic that is uniquely you. Maybe you love neutrals – your wardrobe is a capsule collection of classic cuts and colours; your home is full of elegant pieces that beautifully complement one another.
Or perhaps you are a global nomad, layering ethnic jewellery with bohemian style. Your home is a mix of pieces sourced from across the world, coming together to create a place that is perfectly you. Whatever your style, it’s no surprise that it finds it way into every aspect of your life. We take a look at SS15’s fashion trends: how to incorporate them into your wardrobe – and your home.
Retro fashions this season
This season, retro fashions have been given a twist of modern elegance. Shirt dresses saw a comeback at Rebecca Minkoff, while gingham and classic Jackie ‘O’ shapes were given modern flair by designers such as Dior, Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg. This doesn’t mean digging out your old twin sets and giant sunglasses – this modern take on retro style pairs subtle elements of the past in a definitely modern way. Think fifties style pencil and circle skirts paired with cropped tops, thigh-high slits or bold patterns.
The seventies were also out in force, with colours and prints taking centre stage at Pucci, Prada Chloe and Louis Vuitton. Bohemian flow was given evening style at Etro and Dries van Noten, while Vera Wang also injected the free-spirited fashion with her signature elegance. Again, it wasn’t about reliving the past, but rather bringing its fun and flair into something that was a little more modern and refined.
The same can be applied to interiors. Rather than recreating the ‘50s suburban home, try choosing some great vintage pieces to add a creative accent to a modern space. An Eames lounge chair, a modernist console, a bar cart stocked with classic cocktail paraphernalia. Channel the pattern and colours of the catwalk with a rich jewel-toned armchair, or add the kind of sporty colour blocking we saw at Opening Ceremony and Hugo Boss into daring wall designs, rugs or textiles. It’s an easy way to add a little individual flair into both your wardrobe and your home.
Individual flair into the home and your Spring wardrobe
If your Spring wardrobe is more focused on classic neutrals, then SS15 also had something for you. Lady-like whites were given an update by Erdem, Chloe and Louis Vuitton, while Alexander McQueen, Balmain and Christopher Kane brought Spring style to dramatic blacks with interesting details such as mesh. Details are key to nailing the neutral look.
Image credit – Alexander McQueen S/S 15
Whether its a statement piece of jewellery, different textures or an innovative cut, detail lifts a piece from boring to directional. It can be the same with interiors. Pick an accent piece to lift a classic table – a beautifully cut crystal decanter, an interesting set of glass designs, an artistic centrepiece, like our crystal bowls from Arik Levy… Something that both complements and offsets the space.
What will you be wearing this season? And how are you injecting a little SS15 flair into your home?