The “Spray-Printed” Coat
While avant-garde trench coats and luxurious parkas lead the charge as Spring’s major outerwear trend, a more artistic thread runs at two brands led by some of fashion’s favourite intellectual creatives. At Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Raf Simons reimagines the couture silhouette of mid-century coats, updated with Pollock-esque paint splatters done by hand. At Miu Miu, Mrs Prada gives leather coats a stone-washed finish to recreate a well-worn patina.
The Millennial Ballerina Uniform
At Moncler Gamme Rouge, Giambattista Valli pays tribute to hiplet (a hybrid of hip-hop and ballet trending since last year) by pairing gauzy ballerina skirts with street-influenced, sleeveless puffers. Meanwhile, Miu Miu dances to an even edgier tune with a knit top and matching boy briefs peeking out from floaty, see-through slip dresses inspired by Riot Grrrls. Either way, ballet-inspired dressing gets a badass beat.
Artier, yet even more ironic- chic than the brash logos that came with last year’s tourist merch trend, these span everything from digital prints of volcanic rocks and glaciers inspired by Iceland’s rugged countryside (Issey Miyake), to scenery inspired by default desktop screen savers (Balenciaga). The former lends a romantic, painterly touch to voluminous separates in a new, softer pleated finish; the latter is plain fun on jeans.