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Get The Look | Women's style | May 29, 2018

The Spring/Summer 2018 fashion trends are all things bright, bold and beautiful. Colour is key (whether bold or pastel); colourful sorbet shades and vibrant paintbox hues are strong; feathers and fringing add elegance and modernity, whilst contemporary checks make the season fun, fabulous and flirty.


Heritage-inspired checks take on a modern look. It’s an elegant winter trend that made it through to spring. All that’s left to do is mix and merge Scottish tartan reinterpreted by Miu Miu and Bottega Veneta. Alexander McQueen stood proud with mono checked suits, whilst green checks were worn with stripes at Balenciaga.

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Saint Laurent Opyum heels Dhs 4,500 Enquire
Prada blue stripe shoulder bag Dhs 7,000 Enquire
Saint Laurent blue check shirt Dhs 2,150 Enquire
Saint Laurent trousers Dhs 3,950 Enquire


There was a myriad of punchy primary colours on the catwalk. Tomato red, purple reign, cobalt blue, emerald green and bright yellow were all showcased at  Dior, Gucci and Alexander McQueen. There is a plethora of paintbox palettes this season to suit all skin tones and tastes.

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CH Carolina Herrera pink dress Dhs 3,390 Enquire
Gucci green quilt bag Dhs 4,500 Enquire
Fendi pink & nude pumps Dhs 2,780 Enquire
Bulgari pink tourmaline ring Dhs 42,000 Enquire


Get in the summer mood and opt for a floral wardrobe. Think of pretty English country gardens, ditsy prints and even kitsch retro soft interiors. Invest in a folklore bag or a boho dress. Just take a look at Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Miu Miu.

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Bottega Veneta white bag Dhs 20,600 Enquire
Christian Louboutin heels Dhs 4,190 Enquire
Cartier diamond bracelet Dhs 26,600 Enquire
CH Carolina Herrera dress Dhs 3,810 Enquire


Chic pretty pastels were a huge hit at Gucci, Céline and Louis Vuitton. The sugary hues were strong on athleisure looks, sophisticated streamline dresses and tailored pieces. Pastel hues such as fondant yellow, bubblegum pink, cool blue, pistachio and sweet blush, all worn together, created a contemporary feel.

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Gucci Tulle Pastel Dress Dhs 65,050 Enquire
Christian Louboutin mini bag Dhs 3,990 Enquire
Christian Louboutin sandals Dhs 1,850 Enquire
Gucci pink shades Dhs 1,121 Enquire


Feathers were introduced to the fashion world in the Middle Ages when high society decorated their head dresses with plumes and jewellery as a sign of status. Even in the 12th century, Venetian masks were embellished with them. This season, they’ve come back stronger than ever. Adding femininity to handbags and accessories and jazzing up denim as seen at Prada.

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Saint Laurent feather earrings Dhs 1,850 Enquire
Saint Laurent black dress Dhs 25,150 Enquire
Christian Louboutin heels Dhs 3,730 Enquire
Prada lime green clutch Dhs 7,550 Enquire