Key fashion looks for spring

Damian Foxe showcases 12 trends that will define what we wear this season. Photographs by Andrew Yee

Metallics
Lamé is the latest incarnation of fashion’s ongoing obsession with polish and shine, as day‑to-evening tailoring and separates offer a versatile take on this glittering trend




















Lanvin lamé shirt, £1,670, and crumpled-lamé skirt, £1,280
Metallics Lamé is the latest incarnation of fashion’s ongoing obsession with polish and shine, as day‑to-evening tailoring and separates offer a versatile take on this glittering trend Lanvin lamé shirt, £1,670, and crumpled-lamé skirt, £1,280 | Image: Andrew Yee
Catwalk denim
This original workwear fabric has once again been elevated to a catwalk staple, now teamed with unexpectedly elaborate designs




















Louis Vuitton cotton-blend jacket embroidered with sequins and beads,
price on request, cotton jeans, £730, suede ankle boots, £890, and
burned-peacock-feather headdress, price on request
Catwalk denim This original workwear fabric has once again been elevated to a catwalk staple, now teamed with unexpectedly elaborate designs Louis Vuitton cotton-blend jacket embroidered with sequins and beads, price on request, cotton jeans, £730, suede ankle boots, £890, and burned-peacock-feather headdress, price on request | Image: Andrew Yee
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Pink
Shades of rose, bubble gum and cotton-candy are given a mature makeover with sophisticated silhouettes in grown-up tweeds and cashmere
Chanel tweed jacket, £13,750, and
tweed dress, £5,400 






















Model’s complexion throughout created
using the new foundation from Chanel, Perfection Lumière Velvet, £33
Pink Shades of rose, bubble gum and cotton-candy are given a mature makeover with sophisticated silhouettes in grown-up tweeds and cashmere Chanel tweed jacket, £13,750, and tweed dress, £5,400 Model’s complexion throughout created using the new foundation from Chanel, Perfection Lumière Velvet, £33 | Image: Andrew Yee
Deco showgirl
Inspired by Erté’s embellished costumes and set designs of the 1920s, this trend pays homage to a time when showgirls covered up more than they revealed




















Gucci
sequined and embroidered-silk/chiffon kaftan, £5,760, silk palazzo pants, £490,
and silk-georgette and satin bra, £325
Deco showgirl Inspired by Erté’s embellished costumes and set designs of the 1920s, this trend pays homage to a time when showgirls covered up more than they revealed Gucci sequined and embroidered-silk/chiffon kaftan, £5,760, silk palazzo pants, £490, and silk-georgette and satin bra, £325 | Image: Andrew Yee
Embellishment
Richly decorated designs feature layers of hand-worked beads, crystals and sequins for a look that is as opulent as it is precious




















Prada embellished-wool dress, £7,950
Embellishment Richly decorated designs feature layers of hand-worked beads, crystals and sequins for a look that is as opulent as it is precious Prada embellished-wool dress, £7,950 | Image: Andrew Yee
Slogans
Fashion’s perennial love affair with florals toughens up, as shockingly bright colours combine with environmentally aware symbolism and slogans




















Dior printed-silk dress, £9,400, and metal and acetate sunglasses, £380.
Junya Watanabe leather and metal-stud boots, £1,035
Slogans Fashion’s perennial love affair with florals toughens up, as shockingly bright colours combine with environmentally aware symbolism and slogans Dior printed-silk dress, £9,400, and metal and acetate sunglasses, £380. Junya Watanabe leather and metal-stud boots, £1,035 | Image: Andrew Yee
Knife pleats
The art of plissé has been revived, adding a razor-sharp edge to feminine, flowing silhouettes




















Wunderkind nappa-leather biker jacket, £4,000, pleated-chiffon dress,
£1,500, silk shorts (just seen), £240, acetate and cork sandals, £350, and
fishnet tights, £90
Knife pleats The art of plissé has been revived, adding a razor-sharp edge to feminine, flowing silhouettes Wunderkind nappa-leather biker jacket, £4,000, pleated-chiffon dress, £1,500, silk shorts (just seen), £240, acetate and cork sandals, £350, and fishnet tights, £90 | Image: Andrew Yee
Monochrome
Designers are using spots, stripes and checks to translate the full graphic potential of black and white into high-impact yet versatile looks




















Ralph Lauren Collection tattersall viscose-cady jacket, £3,190, matching
waistcoat, £1,190, matching trousers, £1,650, and cotton shirt, £690
Monochrome Designers are using spots, stripes and checks to translate the full graphic potential of black and white into high-impact yet versatile looks Ralph Lauren Collection tattersall viscose-cady jacket, £3,190, matching waistcoat, £1,190, matching trousers, £1,650, and cotton shirt, £690 | Image: Andrew Yee
Brushstrokes
The worlds of fashion and art collude as designers use painterly designs and gutsy graffiti prints to decorate their latest creations
 



















Céline cotton/silk-jacquard coat with leather belt, about £3,936
Brushstrokes The worlds of fashion and art collude as designers use painterly designs and gutsy graffiti prints to decorate their latest creations Céline cotton/silk-jacquard coat with leather belt, about £3,936 | Image: Andrew Yee
Fringes
Designers create fluidity and movement in every wardrobe staple with the addition of fringing




















Valentino embroidered-suede cape, £2,595, and leather sandals, £620
Fringes Designers create fluidity and movement in every wardrobe staple with the addition of fringing Valentino embroidered-suede cape, £2,595, and leather sandals, £620 | Image: Andrew Yee
TribalWhether hand-printed, elaborately embroidered or intricately beaded, tribal-inspired patterns and prints are played out from top to toeAlexander McQueen beaded dress, made to order, price on request, snakeskin and Perspex sandals, £2,645, and metal hat, £4,195
TribalWhether hand-printed, elaborately embroidered or intricately beaded, tribal-inspired patterns and prints are played out from top to toeAlexander McQueen beaded dress, made to order, price on request, snakeskin and Perspex sandals, £2,645, and metal hat, £4,195 | Image: Andrew Yee
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