Soft and flowing fabrics dominated the runways once again all in the name of transparency. Designers such as Helmut Lang and Emporio Armani took a less is more approach for fabric choice this season, with a firm focus on embracing sheer designs. Think of it as decent exposure!
This season is all about making a statement. Bright colours dominated the SS18 catwalks, with Crayola inspired hues bringing an undeniable touch of character. Heralded by designers such as Calvin Klein and Versace it’s a trend that is proud to champion confidence and personality – the go-to look for our modern ROX Woman.
With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s nuptials just around the corner, we look at what your engagement ring says about you and look at how to accessories with diamonds for your big day. Words by Laura McCreddie-Doak.
Sweet, simple and to the point shorts make for the perfect SS18 trend. Got visions of Calamity Jane inspired designs? Fear not, this season it’s all about keeping things smart casual. Leather designs and trusty short trousers paired with flowing blouses are guaranteed to be a wardrobe staple this year, looking effortlessly stylish when paired with a double breasted blazer.
The ROX Woman: Mastering the art of forward thinking independence. Strong, confident and intelligent our Woman of Influence is a champion of individuality. Not afraid to wear her style on her sleeve, she is a lady of distinction continually pushing the boundaries in the name of equality and empowerment.
Designers swaggered into SS18 with playful fringing. An opportunity to embrace our inner Marilyn Monroe from Some Like It Hot, fringing is a trend that has the ability to lend itself to any occasion. From office chic to dramatic evening wear, adding a little extra swish to your style has never been easier.
To paraphrase a male columnist who obviously thought they were being hilarious: “Women are fashionable right now”. Whether it is Dior’s T-shirts proclaiming Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s truth that “We Should All be Feminists Now” or Hollywood’s finest turning the red carpet into a protest site or the numerous opinion pieces trying to work out where we are now after claims that the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump have made many of us say #MeToo – women and everything it means to bear that moniker are in the spotlight in an unprecedented way.
She has travelled the world, dressed big name stars such as Justin Bieber and most recently co-designed the Team Scotland parade outfit for the 2018 Commonwealth Games but home is where the heart is for Siobhan Mackenzie.
The humble dot represents endless opportunity. Simple yet striking it is a style that makes an impact proving it’s anything but twee. Designers such as Emporio Armani and Michael Kors went dotty for dots and we think you will too.
Dust off your inner Diane Keaton and get masculine suiting on. Power dressing with a feminine twist was a key look throughout AW17 shows, with Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga just two of the key players taking women’s suits to the next level.
Paradoxically, women’s models are the ones that reach the highest heights: the recent BR S Diamond Eagle led women on a voyage to the stars. Like a miniature Milky Way on the wrist, its dark blue dial features the Aquila or Eagle Constellation formed by scintillating diamonds.