Sass & Bide
The original designers knew they left their brand in good hands. The team of designers at Sass and Bide delivered a dynamic collection, despite the departure of Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke. There’s no denying the influence of the Japanese culture: kimono styling, straight lines, and layers of free-flowing panels. The color palette remained simple: black and white with a pop of emerald and a touch of orange. Simple motifs of dots and stripes allow the dramatic silhouettes, like the extreme wide leg pants, cape-like tops, and layered skirts, to take center stage. Long legs are a necessity to pull these looks off, but if you’re height-challenged, pair with stilettos or platforms to do these garments true justice.
Nanette Lepore’s SS15 collection has that casual beachy vibe with a touch of feminine flare, perfect for those relaxing visits to the shore. Pastel hues and soft Moroccan inspired prints add a pretty factor to the otherwise simple silhouettes. Trapeze dresses, fluid skirts, bare shoulder tops and a few beautiful swimsuits add to that beachy attitude. The beach has never looked so glamourous!
The athletic wave didn’t pass without catching Vivienne Tam’s attention. Although it’s becoming a little yesterday, she found a way to use mesh as an obvious foundation to show off her intricate embroidery. Inspired by the Chinese landscape, the laser-cut prints and embroidered scenes come to life as they float down the runway on shift dresses, floor-length gowns, and separates. Each piece is a like a work of art that could be hanging on the wall in a museum. Lucky for us, we’ll get to see them take on a new persona as they play on the street.
Photos courtesy of Style.com