My favorite fashion season has to be summer. There is just something about warm weather clothing that makes me feel young, full of life, and energetic. Summer clothing just feels a lot more light hearted and fun than the heavy clothes of winter. Maybe that is because in the winter your clothes are more than just fashion ; they are a protection against the elements. In the summer we are freer to try new things, experiment, and be bold.
One of the hallmarks of most summer fashion collections is a wider color palette and the use of light, breezy fabrics. These summer collections are no exception. Pay attention to what these high-end, visionary designers have created so that you can create your own perfect summer wardrobe.
Alice + Olivia This summer collection was heavily influenced by arguably the most summery of decades: the 1970’s! You’ll see the influence in the use of oranges and wide leg trousers. This collection is not afraid of color; you will see every shade of the rainbow used with youthful abandon. This collection also has the feel of being heavily influenced by modern art. The dresses are made of materials printed with bold, daring shapes. Some have an almost water-color appearance. This collection can inspire you to be unafraid of standing out and using color in your summer wardrobe.
Chloe – Chloe’s summer collection is proof that you can look refined and playful at the same time. The color pallette of the collection is summery, but restrained: blues, greens, whites, and even blacks are prominent in nearly look. For some, summer means a lot of pattern, but Chloe proves with this collection that pattern is not necessary to look ready for warm weather. The one prominent pattern in the collection is a large one: huge cobalt blue flowers are spaced wide on a pair of pants and coordinating jacket. Each outfit seems to be what a dignified, but fashionable woman might wear on her summer trip to Europe.
Valentino – If you’re looking for bold, unique inspiration for your summer wardrobe, check out Valentino’s Resort 2015 collection. It does not take long to see where the designers drew their own inspiration: the estimable Frida Khalo. Frida Khalo’s sense of beauty and fashion is emblematic of Mexico, and all the tropes are seen here in Valentino’s designs. The collection is absolutely colorful and features many small, intricate designs which recall Mexican embroidery work. The cut of the clothing may seem odd for summer, as most of it is very modest, but the work still feels light and fresh.
Rag & Bone – Rag & Bone’s Spring 2015 collection is where to turn if colors are not your thing, even in the summer, because this collection is all neutrals: denim, black, ivory, white, and army green. Not to say that the collection is boring, because it isnt; the cuts and details in the looks are enough to inspire a second look. More than anything, this collection seems to be trying to teach us the lesson that summer doesn’t have to mean flash, it can mean subtlety and quiet and quality too. There is a lot of inspiration to be found in the white, sheer looks in particular. It is hard to come up with a better beach-appropriate look than a beautiful white, sheer, calf-length tank dress over a white bathing suit.
Coach – Coach’s Spring 2015 collection is heavily geared towards youth. Specifically rebellious youth. Tops are emblazoned with cartoon characters. The models are sporting huge, cotton-candy colored fur jackets. Grommets, studs, and animal prints are used with abandon. This is America’s angsty teen in the summer. The shoes in particular are an interesting choice: clunky, 90’s-esque glides and clogs. If your summer wardrobe is set on defying the rules, look no further than Coach for way to accomplish that goal.
There any many ways to do a summer look, and the best fashion collections in 2015 have proved that point. Look at each collection as a way to refine your style and push it past its normal boundaries because, more than anything, summer should be fun.
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