Summer fashion: slip into soft outlines and pastels this season
Get into a vacation state of mind with these pieces from Hermes, Bottega Veneta, Bally, and Z Zegna.
FASHION STYLING BEN CHIN PHOTOGRAPHY DARREN CHANG ART DIRECTION DENISE REI LOW SHOT ON LOCATION ANDAZ SINGAPORE
Coming Up Roses
Artistic director Kim Jones pays homage to Monsieur Dior’s love for roses with this suit in soft pink. A handcrafted necklace of interlocking discs complements it.
Dior Men cashmere twill suit, from Dior. Yellow gold necklace, from Niessing.
Hermes’ deceptively simple, classic silhouettes belie the intensive craftsmanship Veronique Nichanian infuses into the collection. A perfect example is this unlined, light-as-a-feather, technically crinkled canvas blazer. Yes, it takes a lot of effort to look this effortless.
Canvas blazer and leather sandals, from Hermes. Cotton T-shirt, from Hugo. Cotton trousers, from Sandro.
Bottega Veneta has turned the concept of minimalism into an art form, thanks to its new creative director Daniel Lee, who takes over from Tomas Maier. If this classic-with- a-twist tan suit is any indication, the storied brand is in good hands.
Wool suit, from Bottega Veneta. Cotton shirt, from Hermes. Leather sneakers, from Tod’s. Acetate sunglasses, from Prada.
Ermenegildo Zegna’s technical prowess is indisputable, but Alessandro Sartori takes it beyond mere technique, creating a collection suffused with artistry.
Ermenegildo Zegna Couture suede jacket and cotton-linen trousers, from Ermenegildo Zegna. Metal sunglasses, from Bally. Leather bracelet, from Hermes.
There may not be many Swiss luxury fashion brands, but Bally doesn’t take its mantle as one of the best lightly. Here, it sculpts a buttery-soft leather parka out of naplak, a prestige variant of patent leather with a softer, more understated gleam.
Leather parka and sneakers, from Bally. Cashmere blazer, from Ermenegildo Zegna. Cashmere-silk sweater and stretch-cotton trousers, from Loro Piana.
Z Zegna, Italian luxury house Ermenegildo Zegna’s sportier, more technologically innovative line, is famous for its clever, machine-washable Techmerino Wash&Go suit. This season, a softly structured bomber jacket and paper- thin nylon leggings make a compelling case for upgrading your play wear.
Cotton jacket, cotton-canvas shorts, nylon leggings and leather sneakers, from Z Zegna. Leather bag, from Hermes.