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New In This January

Several Resort 2019 collections explore the power of our wardrobes to help us celebrate some of life’s more positive notes, as well as recognising the role we play in forming a more optimistic path to the future.

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Spring 2019

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Travel, culture and curiosity are at the heart of the 3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Spring 2019 collection. This season, the journey of Fall’s lavish nomad continues as her rambling spirit is transported to a hazy 1970’s languid territory – an offbeat tourist in a blown out, overexposed photograph, with fabrics bleached by sun and salt air, where towels are hastily fashioned into street clothes, knotted and tied together with the laidback sensuality of the era.

Patchworked tropical etching and Berber stripes, a moody sensual colour palette combined with layered, slouchy proportions echo a spirit that is carefree as it is considered; a modern system of dressing for the global citizen.

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Paul Smith Pre-Spring 2019

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Paul Smith presents a series of prints for Pre-Spring 2019 that mirrors the desire to embark on a voyage, and explore depths far beyond our immediate universe and lived environment. Silhouettes combine a balanced mixture of classic suiting — at times paired with a T-shirt for a relaxed feel, dresses and sportswear.

AA cartoon explorer on the back of a jumper, an elegant tracksuit with the label’s signature multi-coloured stripe motif and a symbol of Jupiter in bands of vibrant colours against a subtle grey hoodie mirror the brand’s love for adventure and exploration. Following the psychedelic fashion of its Autumn/Winter 2018 Dreamer Print, prints in the collection feature a mix of playful yet arbitrary motifs. Healing crystals on T-shirts and dresses for women, and a psychedelic mix of planets, a teddy bear, crystals and wild flora on a men’s shirt.

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Sacai Resort 2019

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The value of being independent is not to be undermined. That is the overall sentiment communicated by Chitose Abe, owner-designer of Sacai, as she presents her Resort 2019 collection. The term “free-form” was present in the shownotes, denoting the significance of maintaining a free-spirit and a mindset absent from preconceived ideals that might hinder creativity.

This season, the designer has collaborated with Pendleton — an American textile company known for its blankets and woolen clothing, alongside Nike, where hybrid styles of sneakers, including a Blazer/Dunk hybrid and a Waffle Daybreak/LDV hybrid are featured. The combination of prints, colours, textures and layers evoke a bohemian sense of spontaneity, derived from an uninhibited mind.

As always, Abe’s strong command in pattern cutting gives rise to a seamless fusion of forms, resulting in a fine marriage of bright colours and subdued tones and an eclectic mix of styles, such as militarist-style jackets, free-flowing dresses emblazoned with Pendleton’s signature Native American patterns and silk bombers paired with denim jeans.

Available In Store on 4 January.

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