Shemayne Yarde looks at the trends which are taking the spring/summer season by storm. 

There is no secret that white is the colour of the summer season; it always has been and always will be. Symbolising purity and innocence, white was a popular colour (or non-colour) with many designers this season. Robert Cavalli and LaCoste in particular used it to bring a fresh, clean-faced look to the catwalk.


Cavalli SS13

Cavalli summarised his new collection as “43 paintings… my creations to celebrate feminine sensuality,” and sensual they were. With an array of white outfits opening the show, Roberto Cavalli’s SS13 collection had a summertime feel. Even shirts and trousers were cut from pastel cloth while accessorised with nude-coloured jewellery. White is timeless. It offers a certain elegance to any outfit. During fashion week, white was layered with different tones, textures and materials which created a more captivating look. However it is quite a difficult colour to have in your wardrobe because of two things:

1) It’s quite an impractical colour when it comes to going to certain events (unless it’s your wedding day.)
2) It’s an obvious ‘look at me’ colour and can look out of place and cheap if not worn strategically.

However, this is an article to show you how designers get it right, and how you might too.

Lacoste SS13



Cavalli SS13


Cavalli SS13



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