Springtime is just around the corner, and with it comes an anticipated season of sun, city breaks and scintillating wardrobe options.
By Laura Hawkins
From pajamas to pleats, rainbow-brights to ruffles, three of our favourite industry insiders reveal their SS16 wardrobe wish lists.
Consultant and Stylist
L-R: Gilda Ambrosio, Fendi RE’16, Marco De Vincenzo RE’16.
Top Trend for SS16: ‘My style resolution is to wear more colour, I can’t get enough of the blush pink tones at Jonathan Saunders and Fendi.’
Brands to invest in: ‘I’m always incredibly supportive of Italian brands like Fendi, Paula Cademartori and N°21.’
Must have shoes: ‘There’s a return to towering styles this season, and I love Saint Laurent’s skyscraper platforms.’
SS16 styling tip: ‘For a rock-edge take on girly, pair SS16’s floral prints with super skinny jeans and sneakers.’
Fashion Director, Glamour Germany
L-R: Veronique Tristam, Valentino RE’16, Rochas RE’16.
Top Trend for SS16: ‘I’m particularly fond of the lingerie as outerwear trend. I’ve been wearing mens pyjamas on the street since 2013, for evening I’d pair them with bejewelled sandals.’
Brands to invest in: ‘I love Rochas and Nina Ricci, and I’m obsessed with the Australian brand Ellery!’
Must have bag: ‘I love slouchy clutches and oversized tote bags - I can’t stop wearing Loewe’s “Amazona” style.’
SS16 styling tip: ‘Combine SS16’s love of lingerie and stripes, and pair a nautical sweater over a lace slip dress.’
Fashion Features Editor at The Sunday Times Style and Founder of pandorasykes.com
L-R: Pandora Sykes, Ellery RE’16, Isa Arfen RE’16.
Top Trend for SS16: ‘I love ruffles, and I’m most excited about off the shoulder ruffles at Ellery, and Isa Arfen’s beautiful puff-sleeved ruffles. Pair with a simply black skinny trouser to really play up your proportions.’
Brands to invest in: ‘Juan Carlos Obando’s cut-out silk gowns are so sexy, they make me wish I was Angelina Jolie so I had somewhere to wear them.’
Must have bag: ‘At the moment I’m loving roomier cross body bags (that I can fit my book and diary in).’
SS16 styling tip: ‘Checks are a new love for me; pair gingham with white denim for a seventies western-wear look.’