New year, new you: Cruise 2016 trends to try this year

Wardrobe revamp


By Wei Yeen Loh

New year, new you: Cruise 2016 trends to try this year

The 3D effect

The easiest way to make a major fashion statement? Make sure the details of what you’re wearing stand out vibrantly, and in this case, 3D embellishments—Emilio Pucci’s multicoloured confetti-embroidered dress is a great way of doing so. You can also bring your girly side to play with floral appliqués (Valentino) and ethereal organza (Chanel). When night falls, channel some serious bling factor with McQ Alexander McQueen’s sweater-skirt getup.


Jumpsuits for all occasions

Jumpsuits have been around for some time now, but a modern way of bringing it to the table is to experiment with silhouettes. Fendi did it pyjamas-style and in denim, Gucci went boho romantic in a floral ruffled piece, Balenciaga’s all-white ensemble is perfect for glitzy evening events, and Topshop Unique had it cinched at the waist with a buckled belt.


Leather frocks

Keep your leather biker jackets and skirts in the closet for now, because leather dresses are having a field day this season. No one can say that the heat never bothered them anyway, so the trick is to keep it short and sweet such as Michael Kors’ tan dress, Calvin Klein’s deep blue number, and Bally’s modish black dress. If you’re feeling more gutsy, Louis Vuitton’s long red ruffled frock with cutouts is your go-to.


Monochromatic hues at one go

Head-to-toe white or black ensembles can be yawn-inducing at times, so why not use colour to achieve the same effect? Michael Kors and Tomas Maier (Bottega Veneta) executed it with complementary tones, while Jason Wu delivered an all-peach look. Otherwise, go for various shades of blue as witnessed at Emporio Armani.


The new culottes

Culottes have been in-trend for quite some time now, so switch it up by wearing this staple with a touch of flair be it from different materials or motifs: leather and grommets from Tibi, a summery floral offering from Carolina Herrera, a slightly wider flare from Rosie Assoulin, and Sacai’s skirt-like denim culottes.


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