The Spring/Summer 2016 fashion collections are currently in store, just in time for a wardrobe update. What’s noticeable is a lot of easy movement, from the long dresses and slinky sleepwear, and attention to detail as seen from textures and patterns.

It’s also the season to lose your pants, with jackets turning into dresses. Here’s a look at some of the key trends.

Flowy maxi dresses is the ultimate in chic for spring. Wear it long and loose or cinched for shape in a look that takes you seamlessly from day to night.

Salvatore Ferragamo’s off shoulder maxi gives the dress a playful flair while Tory Burch pops with a bright yellow crocheted kaftan that drapes comfortably over the body.

Layering clothes may not be something new but what is trending right now are the colours and textures used for layering. With spring’s lighter fabrics, the look remains cool and comfortable for the weather.

At Chanel, a midi length dress is layered over a pink taffeta wide legged trousers and worn with a signature tweed jacket. Marni takes on colours and textures with three layers of tops starting with a grey one to green and finally brown.

Ruffles by Dries Van Noten.

Pleats by Michael Kors.

Maxi dress by Ferragamo.


Pleats and ruffles return to the runway and in a big way ranging from head-to-toe looks or as clever detailing. Dries Van Noten goes sheer with ruffles giving it a nonchalant chic and grungy vibe instead.

Michael Kors turned it up a notch by adding eyelets at the end of each pleat, giving it an added depth. Lingerie and pajama style looks have been entering into dailywear recently. It has even earned the nickname “sleepcorp” combining the words sleepwear and corporate. While it may not always be considered suitable attire for work, if you know how to style it, it can be pulled off.

The silky satin finish of negligee is seen throughout Balenciaga’s collection. Sexy and slinky with bows, lace and ruffles, this look may only be appropriate for cocktail parties unless you throw on a severe or structured jacket for day.

Clavin Klein stays safe with its matching separates that combines “midnight milk run” with a cool nonchalance. Men’s style clothing has invaded womenswear the last couple of seasons in terms of the pantsuit. For spring, the look has evolved with the suit jacket being a focal point.

Fendi’s blue fitted cutout suit jacket with leather weaving has a cool and chic vibe. Acne turns the suit jacket into a dress, another look seen in several collections.


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