Fashion Season Trends HEAT WAVE

The air may still carry a chill, but the days of spring are near — and that means it’s time for an all-new spring-style forecast. Toss winter’s heavy coats and boots aside and greet the season with styles that turn up the heat. On the radar this spring are exotic feathered creations, theatrical ruffles, sun-drenched hues, and boho-chic threads fit for a California girl.

Golden Lights

Hello, sunshine. Bid farewell to winter greys and greet warmer days with spring’s newest it-colour, yellow. From buttery and pale shades at Chanel to golden marigold at Carolina Herrera, the season’s sunny hue goes big and head-to-toe with dresses, suits, and matching accent pieces.

Crochet Touché

A throwback to simpler times showed up on practically every spring runway, with folksy, crafty knits, macrames, and crochets. Whether beachy, bucolic, or ’70s-style bohemian, this nostalgic trend rises to high-end status with Bruno Cucinelli’s pantsuits and Chanel’s retro resort styles.

Polka Dance

With a playful, ladylike charm, the demure polka dot endures in its timeless status. This year, the feminine standby takes a black-and-white stance with monochrome looks at Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera. It shines in pearls and diamonds on handbags and jewellery.

In the Surf

Beach-tousled waves and bronzed skin will be your must-have accessories for this breezy look inspired by the Golden Coast. California dreamin’ turns to reality with sun-soaked surf-and-sand styles: splashy Baja colours at Etro, beachy hoodies paired with flowy maxis at Michael Kors, and futuristic spins on neoprene wetsuits at Marine Serre.

Birds of Paradise

Spread your wings and fly with plumed styles that are bound to ruffle some feathers. From the subtly fluffed hems at Valentino and Dries Van Noten, to Loewe’s bold plumage pieces, or the all-out feather-puff explosions of Marc Jacobs dresses, the season’s flock shows off in flashes of exotic colour.

Mix and Match

Busy florals, bright backgrounds, and patchwork-like motifs collide in this trend — an explosive mishmash of pattern and colour. Complementary colour schemes and balanced prints bring method to the madness. Bold graphic designs popped at Dries Van Noten while Versace and Stella Jean leaned country with sweet pastoral prints.

Richly Ruffled

Your inner princess will delight in this unabashedly girly onslaught: ruffles in all possible forms and sizes. Rodarte and Valentino offered up ethereal layers of sweet pastel frills, while Marc Jacobs and Molly Goddard’s deliciously over-the-top “cake dresses” floated down catwalks as decadent as their namesake confections.

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