What to Expect- Humour and Sports
Remember the jogging suits from the 1980s? I owned a couple of them, and this season they’re getting a 21st century update with a touch of humour, thanks to Lacoste Creative Director Felipe Oliveira Baptista has updated the brand’s eighties’ jogging suits.
So where’s the humour? For starters, you can’t miss the fanny packs he’s added (quite tongue-in-cheek), and the matchy-matchy shirts and pants (thankfully not the oversized fits).
Then there’s the capsule collection of polo shirts for men and women that will feature the brand’s iconic elements like tennis balls, rackets and courts—all very Wimbledon-y! You’d wish you played tennis…
The element of fun
There’s a little bit of fun in the entire collection, like the graphic and geometric prints in yellow, orange and other spring colours; and mixing of navy, red, electric blue and dark orange with lighter tones for contrasts.
The soothing look
Spring/ Summer 2013 is largely about neons and bright colours, so the Lacoste idea of pure white separates with pearly greys, pale yellows and light blues would be a sight for seeing-too-much-bright eyes. And the easy silhouettes indicate comfortable luxury that will hopefully make our summer a more relaxed one.
What to Expect
How much can you experiment with denims, especially in summer? After all, denims are not usually the right fabric choice for warm weather. But with light washes and a strong focus on the colour offering for both men and women, the casuals at GAS seem interesting this season.
The GAS Spring/Summer 2013 collection experiments with all shades of indigo, and treatments of varying intensity from raw to a strong wash. The bright colours of the women’s collection are a homage to spring, playing with strong contrasts between light and dark colours. The GAS folks call this the “chiaroscuro” effect (pronounced kia-ros-kuro).
Meanwhile, the surprise addition is pastels for men, since lighter hues have not exactly been the choice of colour for Indian guys. But I think at least a handful of cool Indian men might be willing to wear coral, peach and aqua green. The “raw used” look continues, and so do dusty, neutral shades of gray and light blue.
What to Buy and How to Wear
Wear the GAS fluo jeggings with sleek printed tops; or pair neon blouses with neutrals.
The printed reversible jeggings are best worn with feminine blouses in light hues of yellow, pink, green and light blue
Pastels for men: Pastel chinos + denim shirts OR Pastel tees + dark jeans.
What to Expect from Vero Moda’s Spring/ Summer 2013 collection
Get stylish casuals to dressy club wear at Vero Moda this Spring / Summer. They’ve got a wide colour palette (bright fuchsia, mint green, white) in simple easy-to-wear silhouettes. The prints include two-tone bold stripes, ombre effects, tie and dye and the ever-popular florals.
Detailing includes beading, with lace and neon hints on lightweight and sheer fabrics like silk, satin and organza.
PS—British model Poppy Delevingne is the face of Vero Moda for 2013, chosen for her fresh look and easy elegance.
Bang on Trend
The “True Summer Look”: Lots of soft hues in pinks, whites and washed blues, seen on light fabrics.
Updated Florals: They’re on dresses, tops, pants and shorts—but get a 2013 summery twist with the new colour palette.
Black and White: This classic combo gets a bold edge at Vero Moda from Spring/ Summer 2013, with larger-than-life stripes and prints.
What to Buy
Floral printed pants and shorts
Black-and-white pieces (as stripes or colour blocked dresses)
Feminine white tops (the basics for the season)