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LIST: 10 spring/summer 2017 collection picks

Miss World 2013 Megan Young shopping for Kate Spade New York spring/summer 2017 collection.

MANILA, Philippines — Whether for work, travel, or just hanging out, survive the summer heat in style with the following picks from select brands’ spring/summer 2017 collections.

Pieces from Payless s/s 2017 collection

1. ‘Casletics’ sole mates

Just in time for summer, Payless is launching a line up of casual sneakers, sport casuals, trend-right heels, and lace-up flats.

Payless presents new styles in the “casletics” line. Meshing fashion details with the comfort of an athletic shoe is a huge trend in the footwear industry. Payless is ahead of the curve with casletic styles that feature metallic colorways, cutouts, and a retro feel to keep casually looking great this spring season.

The brand also has an elegant lineup of lace-ups in a number of women’s styles to complete her ensemble. She also has more heel height options to elevate her footwear game. From flats to wedges to chop-out ghillies, she will be able to find the shoe to fit her lifestyle and match any outfit – all with great details that are right on trend.

Mommies will find cute, affordable styles that are sure to have her children looking and feeling their best. From girls’ flats to heels, she will look just as great as mom. For boys, she can choose from a variety of classic and comfortable styles to complete his look.

Men will also see great styles at Payless stores this season. With leather-like uppers, oxfords fit the bill for an on-trend yet classic style. A number of Payless’ men’s dress shoesalso offer a cushiony memory foam insole, a stacked heel, and a sturdy outsole.

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There is also a new lineup of sport casuals for men, featuring burnished uppers with canvas inserts, mesh lining, padded insole and a built-up soft outsole for all day wear.

With the excellent blend of style, affordability, comfort, and quality, Payless will make every shopping experience complete and fun-filled. For the ultimate fashion experience, visit a Payless store in one of more than 75 stores located at premium shopping destinations nationwide.

Pieces from Joe Fresh s/s 2017 collection

2. French-inspired casuals

From the fragrant flower fields of Grasse to the birthplace of denim in Nimes, the relaxed spirit of the French countryside imbues Joe Fresh’s spring collection with an easy sense of style. Dresses, blouses and scarves are the fluid canvas for painterly floral prints, signaling the bloom of springtime romance. The mood is heightened by flourishes of feminine ruffles and soft flounces on shoulder-baring silhouettes. The heritage of Nimes is seen in denim capsules including a cropped jean fit, updated shirtdresses and Tencel tops that make casual dressing soft and stylish. Wear-to-work essentials are part of the everyday mix in pencil skirts, tailored pants and office-friendly dresses.

Come weekends, a return to the countryside of Alsace inspires a fresh take on multi-hued Madras and elegant stripe motifs, adding graphic appeal to the season’s color stories. With its modern mix of soft silhouettes, bold pattern and delicate details, the spring season channels poetic French style at its best.

Inspired by the spirit of France, a cool joie de vivre imbues summer 2017 with bold color, playful pattern and inspired detail. Vibrant market stripes and painterly tropical prints bring the warmth of the Mediterranean coastline alive in linen, lace-up shirts and lightweight jersey. The season starts with a nod to the port of Marseilles, where bandana prints, tiered sundresses and contrast embroidery elements are the essence of effortless style.

The journey continues to the surfside resort of Biarritz and a story told in cabana stripes and warm weather essentials, from roll-up shorts to lightweight cardigans. Throughout the season, understated details like crinkle pleats, open-stitch knits and hints of shimmer bring a simple elegance to fabrics, helping make every summer day a stylish escape from ordinary.

Joe Fresh summer collection will be available in stores starting second week of May.

Jessica spring - summer 2017

3. Blooming hues

Awakened by the balmy weather, flowers churn out countless delicate blooms, adorning the land with vibrant colors and elegant shapes. Unveiled at the advent of spring, the Jessica spring - summer 2017 collection embraces the blooming seasons with lively hues, lacy flowers, tropical patterns, and coastal elements. Embarking on journeys to romantic spring gardens and tropical destinations, the Jessica woman exudes an alluring aura of beauty and confidence.

Brighten up your hue with lively shades of red, navy, white and pink to perk up your mood for this energetic season. Reinterpreting the vivid hues, the Jessica pre-spring 2017 collection accentuates the cheery mood of spring with a supple feminine touch. Begin your spring getaway to romantic gardens with the red stretch crepe flared sleeveless dress. Accented with floral appliques, the red short-sleeved one-piece dress is another sensual highlight for your seasonal escape. Color contrast items, like the spring floral print blouse and dresses in red and mint combo and the playful shirt dress and short-sleeved dress with graphic stripes of red and marine blue with sequins,also add colorful tones to your wardrobe. White is no longer dull in the floral burn-out style of an off-white sleeveless dress with matching quarter-sleeved short jacket. Layer up with Jessica’s new trench coat in white or navy with lace panel for the breezy spring days.

Superdry spring – summer 2017 collection

4. Coastal festival vibe

From colourful prints to nautical stripes, the Superdry spring – summer 2017 collection evokes images of long days at the beach and late summer nights. Covering lightweight tops, shorts, dresses and transitional outerwear, the collection is set to see you through the first bursts of spring to the last moments of summer.

 Superdry’s iconic DNA has been injected into every carefully designed item, with intricate detail, sophisticated silhouettes and adorned pieces creating a refined spring/summer wardrobe.

For women, the new collection has a huge amount of offer and mixes the best of beach, festival and urban style. The Castaway collection updates seaside stripes with a modern twist whilst Haute Bohemia fuses free spirit vibes with edgy detailing. The new Pastel Palm offering showcases classic beachside prints with an urban twist, perfect for the home or away vacationer. Shirts come oversized and structured, whilst outerwear updates with a pastel palette and new draped silhouettes.

For men, noir photographic influences from the west coast have been incorporated throughout, with swim shorts and graphic tees exuding cool LA vibes. Outerwear is key; microlight and multi fabrication silhouettes, thin quilted shells and subtle neon highlights offer stylish spring layers from day to night. Colour-pop hues alongside classic tones feature across shirts, mariner crews and, vests with brand new space dye fabrications and prints on grit tees offering a festival edge. Skinny jeans, tapered joggers, Chino and cargo trousers offer a contemporary look in multiple washes, indigos and classic preppy tones.

In the Philippines, Superdry is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Ayala Center Cebu, Shangri-La East Wing and SM Mega Fashion Hall.

Jimmy Choo Spring Summer 2017

5. Hand-painted florals and other artisanal touches

Jimmy Choo unveils the Spring Summer 2017 Women’s and Men’s campaign starring models Kiki Willems and Lou Gaillot. The inspiration for the collection is brought to life by photographer Dan Jackson with a bold set design realized by Shona Heath that features enlarged hand-painted florals. The larger-than-life canvasses seduce with flora in sensuous tones of iris purple, icy blues and marigold oranges. The video sees the botanica come to life with animation that calls attention to the graphic flora-inspired shoes and bags from the Spring Summer collection. This evocative, landscape blooms for the Jimmy Choo Woman and Man to explore together.

"I wanted the new campaign to portray the Jimmy Choo woman and man in the same environment. The one-of-a-kind beauty found in nature was a key inspiration for the Spring Summer collection and how we need to pause in our busy lives to stop for a moment and marvel at the wonders we co-exist with. The oversized perspective of the set reinforces the extraordinarily mesmerising power of nature,” said Sandra Choi, Creative Director.

 

A fresh, modern, escapist collection for spring ‘17 marks a new chapter for Josie Natori. Eclectic and intricate looks inspired by Natori’s global heritage evoke a soft, feminine and romantic feeling.

 

As always, artisanal craftsmanship is key. This season handcrafted details are blended with new explorations of volume and silhouette.

 

Textured cottons, poplins, raffia and straw-like weaves add a casual edge, complementing the relaxed and playful, yet glamorous sensibility of the collection.

 

A piece from Natori s/s 2017 collection

6. Fluted hem dresses

A Mediterranean dreamscape with a contemporary point of view, presenting the new Ferragamo Spring-Summer 2017 advertising campaign.

Photographed by Peter Lindebergh and starring models Lily Aldridge, Andres Velencoso and McKenna Hellam, the vibrant portfolio was lensed on location in Taormina, Sicily. And it is in this spectacular resort town perched on the Mediterranean where a series of vignettes unfold.

Conveying the kind of affinity and confidence only friends could possess, the trio is spotted along Taormina’s dramatic coast or meandering down its bougainvillea-lined paths. These stolen moments capture the modern yet refined mood of the Women’s and Men’s Spring 2017 collections, the former being the first designed by Fulvio Rigoni, the new head of women’s ready-to-wear.

In one image, Lily, wearing one of the collection’s feminine fluted hem dresses, and McKenna, in a sporty navy shirt with matching slouchy trousers, make their way through a lush garden.

In the Philippines, Salvatore Ferragamo is located at Greenbelt 4, Newport Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Solaire Resort & Casino.

Salvatore Ferragamo s/s 2017 collection

7. Eyelets, pompoms, appliqué roses

Marking the launch of its spring 2017 collection, Kate Spade New York wowed its loyal patrons with mysterious visions of the dusky desert, sweet Moroccan mint tea by TWG Tea, and sultry belly dancers who set the tone and spirited rhythm for the evening’s festivities. The night was a fitting homage to the historic cultural capital, as the romantic ambience transported guests to an oasis of calm in the Majorelle Gardens.

Held last March, Kate Spade New York offered guests – including Miss World 2013 Megan Young –an exotic escape where they could relax, sit back, and revel at the new luxe pieces from the latest collection.

Moving away from trends of the past, Kate Spade New York playfully explored the philosophy “more is more” in design. The pieces–in an extravagant display of color and print–boasted a meticulous eye for detail with textured fabrics and a flourish of eyelets, pompoms, appliqué roses and ruffles that sat softly on flowing, feminine silhouettes. It was a celebration of femininity, as well as a reflection of the universality of Kate Spade New York.

In the Philippines, Kate Spade New York is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Rustan’s Cebu.

8. New York style

If you’ve been to New York, you’ve felt it. It’s the unmistakable vibrancy and kinetic energy of our city’sstreets—the place where hierarchies fade and together we stride fearlessly to and from. Our campaigndepicts a contemporary DKNY heroine, Bella Hadid, darting through midtown Manhattan on a vividspring day. Pensive yet confident, powerful yet ever-shifting, she is like her city an icon of strength and resilience. To the unknowing, she might be just a girl on the street. But to us, she rises like a New York star ascendant.

Lounging with classic American vintage cars amid a field of wildflowers in Liberty State Park, Chloë Grace Moretz appears in the new Coach New York Spring 2017 campaign with the city skyline behind her. Shot by long-time Coach collaborator Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer, Moretz embodies the brand’s love of Americana style. 

With her hair blowing in the wind, Moretz personifies American cool, the spirit of independence and a distinctly New York attitude. Draping a leather jacket over her soft prairie floral dress, she mixes romantic Southwestern fringing with the toughness of biker leather. This season’s Swagger and Edie bags come in muted shades of pink while the Drifter appears in a chalk white. Inspired by the eclectic craft of Santa Fe, bags are embellished with custom-made rivets and studs, a rich mix of semiprecious stones and genuine snakeskin details—a nod to the American West. Sheer printed dresses are accessorized with stacked printed silk scarves and heavy off-duty creepers made for exploring the city by foot. 

Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers says, “Chloë has a sense of optimism that is the perfect juxtaposition to the New York City backdrop, Coach’s home city. Chloë’s ease and effortlessness of style feels relevant and very Coach.”

Chloë Grace Moretz for Coach New York

9. '80s pop

This season, Diesel takes a trip to the city of Miami, where there’s enough fun and sunshine for everyone.

“Miami is a place I've always admired for its art culture, art déco architecture and beach lifestyle,” reveals Artistic Director Nicola Formichetti. “We have the Pelican Hotel here too so it’s a part of our history.”

 I’m inspired by the uplifting, 80s pop colors every time I visit. I wish the entire world was like Miami during summer.” 

Spring-summer is all about a high-energy cocktail of pastel tones, Memphis styling and pool party atmosphere. Flamingos appear as dramatic 3D knitwear and a statement plush toy stole. Polka dots and love-hearts decorate 50s-silhouette skirts and shirts, with 80s-inspired cartoon speech bubbles printed on pajamas and dresses.

A collaboration with graphic designer Yoko Honda also draws on the 80s, including swimwear in nostalgic palm tree prints and good-time beach graphics.

Oversized rivets are this season’s punchy hardware story, in pure metal or a mix of metallic colors. The cut-outs stamp everything from sweatshirts to t-shirt dresses, women’s high-heeled sandals to this season’s collectible bags.

For the first time in Diesel’s history, pink shirts, jackets and pants are offered for men, whilst the classic '90s rainbow stripe is revived on navy or black bomber jackets. Beyond color-pop jeans and woven and treated zip-round sneakers, this denim story is bleached-out, reflecting a relaxed summer vibe and easy party spirit.

An item from Diesel s/s 2017 collection

10. ‘Techpacks’

For spring/summer 2017, Gucci launches a series of bag designs that includes several brand new models and fresh versions of three classic styles. All feature the type of decorative treatment that the house has made its own – an eclectic mix of motifs, materials and graphics.

In keeping with creative director Alessandro Michele’s fascination with animals, the key bag design for the season, the Broche, features a shiny brass fox head, with eyes of Swarovski crystal, or pearls. All versions have a distinctive, rich, shiny gold-finished metal chain shoulder strap. A top handle model in shiny, smooth calf leather has a Gucci bamboo handle, referencing a historical feature of the house, and a reptile-skin detail on the flap. Brass studs outline the entire shape. Another top handle version is characterised by a bi-colour petal design on the flap and comes in both snakeskin and GG Supreme material. In addition, lobsters and helm French wire embroidered patches stand out on the surface of this style creating an unexpected complement to the fox heads. Finally, there is a smaller, white shoulder bag with a chain strap and a flap decorated with the petal design, which is here enriched with details in snakeskin. This style features an additional torchon strap.

Undoubtedly, backpacks are enjoying a renaissance at the moment. Gucci launches the techpack – a backpack in the purple Rinascimento brocade featuring a feline head and the House web. Additional models include a small flat drawstring backpack with torchon shoulder strap and frontal pocket in green glazed Rinascimento brocade, embellished with a rich bow covered with yellow Swarovski crystals, and, in a larger size, backpacks that combine different brocades and the application of text reading ‘modern future’. All drawstring backpacks are provided with leather top handles.

As well as new styles, Gucci continues to evolve its classics: the Dionysus comes as a chain bag trimmed with exotic snakeskin and a top handle with bamboo handle and floral motif in stripes; the Sylvie top handle comes in a surprising green jacquard brocade with multi-coloured flowers, and a mini version in white leather with an extra blue-red-white torchon shoulder strap; the GG Marmont now comes as a large briefcase and medium-sized shoulder bag in quilted jacquard brocade, and, in the briefcase style, a quilted leather featuring a trompe l’oeil print. 

 

Gucci 'techpack'

 

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