The wanderlust of the ’70s has given rise to a liberated style that looks to the horizon. Revolving around a versatile wardrobe for the global sun seeker, Witchery’s SS15 collection offers everyday escapism for those who live in the moment.
Right now, summer’s familiar softness is emboldened by an unexpected strength. On one hand, white evokes the romance of simpler times in weightless lace, while, on the other, the purest hue reveals its authority in the form of a crisp shirt that sways from day to night. Military dressing asserts itself via the army jacket, cargo pant and utility shirtdress – the perfect partners for the season’s whimsical pale pinks – and the pencil skirt employs a thigh-high split and asymmetric detail to lend sheer pieces a sharp edge.
With a round-the-clock lifestyle in mind, denim takes its rightful place as a sartorial linchpin for spring. The flare has made a triumphant return to the spotlight, looking sleeker and sexier than ever teamed with a denim shirt and jacket in the newest take on the power suit.
As far as silhouettes are concerned, the influence of the Age of Aquarius pervades everything, from the shape of a trouser leg to the slouch of a leather trench coat. The flare is a recurrent theme, as is the A-line, longer lengths and déshabillé tailoring. More than ever, our muse is breaking free from structure.
Destination dressing is, as always, top of mind. Instantly tapping into a nomadic mindset, suede paves the way for a trove of haute hippie accessories that serve to set summer’s new mood. A waist-defining belt tops the list of essential finishing touches, as does the satchel, bucket bag and a commanding pair of cork platforms. Fine chains at the neck, hoops for the ears and a gold barrette for the hair all point to the textural luxury underscoring this collection.
Pretty yet precise, nostalgic yet no-nonsense: this is a season packed with true hero pieces. Prepare to be empowered.