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An Athletic Awakening: Spring/Summer 2017 Trends

March 30, 2017

The SS17 collections have been as minimalist and effortless as can be. Athleisure dominates at Vetements, Sacai and Ann Demeulemeester, while Proenza Schouler experiments with stripes and colours. Origami textures are featured in all collections to add a little edge to summer. Florals persevere on silk fabrics and jerseys lest we forget about the warm weather that is to come.

Minimalist palettes continue to be the main staple of designer collections this season: Ann Demeulemeester’s Lightlaine Trousers and Comme des Garçons’ Dress with Ruffles being the epitome of this trend. Simple, edgy, and comfortable, they can be worn on all occasions and ensure that you will be a showstopper. With the Sacai Hooded Blouson, you’ll look both hip and sleek all at once.

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On the other hand, textured pieces make their way onto the runways as rare splendors. Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please collection defies all to create silky and solid textures among his fray of colours. Jacquemus’ La Veste Camargue in Beige is pleated and defined within its shoulder blades, while the v-neck adds sensuality to the structured piece.

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Activewear is here to stay as you take a closer look at the Vetements and Junya Watanabe collections. Not one to defy its heritage, Vetements’ Reversible Bomber is more popular than ever in the military green shade. T-shirts, hoodies, and sweatpants make their way to the streets for comfort and ease. Reformulated jersey pinnies can be found in this Junya Watanabe Sequin Tee and Printed Tee in Blue.

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Classic patterns such as florals and stripes intermingle with bright colours to garner the ideal spring wardrobe. Dries Van Noten got the memo despite taking a darker turn this season. Red, orange, and yellow florals align with black silk fabrics to create delectable looks. Yet, Van Noten’s Vismes Reversible Bomber in Yellow is a stark contrast to the other pieces. The bright and vivid yellow fabric gives this jacket a hint of glamour. Meanwhile, Proenza Schouler’s Striped T-Shirt is here and Off Shoulder Dress in White is embedded with a lace hem. Femininity dominates this spring.

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