Fashion Review

Fashion Review

Spring and Summer Blooms

Optimism sweeps fashion apparel, highlighting a season full of colour along with a wide variety of styles, prints, and patterns. The overall theme this season focuses on a travel vibe, featuring summer ease while maintaining a polished, elegant appearance. Leisure looks are balanced by classic, retro styles and sporty influences. This spring and summer are all about choices and fresh ideas. Here are a few key points that will keep you in style for the new season.

The New Suit

bold statement. Create a new casual look by mixing a cropped jacket or your favourite blazer with a pair of casual or dressy shorts.



Black and white optical prints make a bold statement.

Garden Party

Springtime means floral dresses, skirts, and blouses. A garden variety of peonies, roses, daisies, and blossoms are featured on fabrics. Uneven hemlines are emerging.

Sporty Mix

Get up and move. Active wear moves out of the gym and onto the street. Golf and tennis inspire apparel, and stripes add a sporty touch.

Retro Romantic

This 1950s-inspired trend features romantic, vintage, feminine styles. Use eyelet fabrics, and longer hemlines for dresses and skirts.

Pretty in Pink

Wear pink in all shades, from petal pink and rose pink to bright fuchsia.

Safari Chic

Subtle safari references, featuring silhouettes with cargo pockets and utility details, are in vogue this season. Tribal and batik prints emerge. The python snake pattern is the new animal print.

California Surf

Relaxed, laidback apparel is inspired by the California lifestyle with looser-fitting silhouettes. Linen and cotton fabrics add to an elegant, casual look. Hawaiian prints add colour and fun. T-shirts, shorts, printed shirts, and sundresses complete the look.

Pretty and Feminine

Lace and embroidery works for day wear and into the evening. Layer lace or crochet fabrics over contrasting fabrics, creating a modest and feminine look.

Solar Power

Add instant sunshine to your wardrobe with yellow.


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