Our choices and key pieces to look for this Summer.
Spring is upon us and summer will soon be here. Whether you are jetting off to a favourite resort or grabbing a bottle of fizz and meeting your girlfriends in a city park for an impromptu picnic, there is no denying that long summer days in the sun are around the corner.
It is time to look at the remnants of last year’s Summer poolside runway in your boudoir drawer and decide a trip on the plastic fantastic is on the cards. But what do you choose? Here are the trends to look out for this Summer, to make sure that you cut both a dash and look your very best by the pool or chilling with friends in the park.
West 79 is a brand that has caught our eye in recent times. It is buzzing with Ibiza boho chic and embraces that pool to bar look so effortlessly. A mixture of vibrant kaftans, ponchos and cover-ups team perfectly with more traditional bikini and swimwear shapes. The label’s ‘Catch Me’ Kaftan has the making of a modern classic. Available in a variety of prints and solids they convey the fun aspect without being gauche.
Animal inspired prints in dewy sunbleached colours adorn entire collections with snakeskin or leopard motifs. From Ibiza to Miami, the Moonrise cape creates elegance without the drama. The delicately draping crochet ‘chains’ in gold accentuate the silhouette and matches perfectly with the label’s own ‘Daydreamer’ bikini accessorised with discrete ladder motif trims, again in this season’s must-have gold.
Sophisticated mid-tone brights to colour block and hard-core sporting foundations for a fun-filled lifestyle are two trends that Acoolah has by the proverbial ‘bucket [and spade]’ load. Zip fronted racerbacks in electric blues colour blocked for maximum visibility and effect create highlights of their collection.
The Lattice work kaftans with trims that resemble fisherman’s nets bring a new silhouette to the beachside repertoire. The use of texture and repurposed or reimagined fabrics make a statement in a mini-collection of ethnic tapestries and grunge inspired wovens. Acoolah can be worn, dressed up or down, as signature statement pieces or mix and matched across the wider collection. Taking the trend of embroideries further, the digitally recreated florals on the Pixel collection mix tradition and the digital age, with a background of saturated aquas. Full cover silhouettes and less skimpy one piece suits can be easily paired with your favourite denim shorts and a sandals for the park or open-air bar rendez-vous.