Glow-in-the-dark is back
Following styles such as slip dresses, bucket hats and mid-wash denim, the latest 1990s trend to make a comeback is stuff that glows in the dark. Givenchy has launched a capsule collection of items that look deceptively low-key in the day, but feature details that glow neon green when the lights are off. These include a new, white brand logo on black T-shirts and hoodie sweatshirts; the pale yellow panels on a pair of white sneakers; a pocket on a black nylon and leather backpack; and the white body of a coin purse. Great for getting spotted in clubs, not so great for being a considerate audience member at theatres.
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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac x Vilebrequin
Known for his bold splashes of primary colours and some truly odd designs such as a coat made of Kermit the Frog plush toys, French designer and artist Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has had many collaborators over the years. This wide-ranging list of partners includes Pope John Paul II, Lady Gaga and Hello Kitty. Now, he has merged his colourful aesthetic with the creations of French luxury swimwear brand Vilebrequin. The result is a playfully vibrant collection for men and women, including swimwear, resort wear, and accessories such as a rainbow-striped sun hat and headbands made from terry fabric.
Hermes’ Spring/Summer men’s silk
The lookbook for Hermes’ Spring/Summer men’s silk collection features a few guys taking a road trip, sporting scarves and ties in colours evocative of the natural landscape – think ocean blue and sandy orange. Ties on a road trip? Why not? Now that office dress codes everywhere have become less formal, the tie may well have gone from being a boring must to a fun accessorising option. And, even if you are wearing these silk accessories to work, whimsical prints comprising motifs such as horse heads or – more randomly – screws might help to put you in a lighter, vacation-esque state of mind.