Protect: Trench Eyewear Collection
Gabrielle Lane compiles the Spring Updates that will give your wardrobe an instant lift and the cultural bites that will inspire your spring style.
Glow: Terracotta Joli Teint Foundation
Guerlain, long a master of the a glossy, bronze complexion thanks to its fantastic powders which both highlight and contour, has unveiled Terracotta Joli Teint Foundation, a base which warms and perfects the complexion simultaneously. Enriched with SPF 20 and a low oil content, the product is available in five shades this April, just in time for the first glimpse of summer.
Invest: Graphic Jacquard Knit Full Circle Skirt
Alexander McQueen is offering up a slice of fashion history for S/S14. Seen on the catwalk alongside looks which relied heavily on outlandish feather embellishment, a more versatile addition to wardrobes is this interpretation of tribal prints, cut to perfection. The vibrant skirt, which transcends trends and generations thanks to its hemline which finishes just below the knee, is in stores now.
Admire: Foulards D’Artists Collection
Louis Vuitton scarves capture our attention, whether monogrammed or coloured, small or large. However, the house’s collaboration with three artists has made the silk squares and shawls even more desirable and championed craftsmanship once more. Parisian graffiti artist Andre has superimposed his ‘Monsieur A’ character onto vibrant paint-splattered design, while Chilean street artist Inti has bought the sunset colours of Andean culture to life. Vuitton’s final collaborator, Kenny Scarf is responsible for psychedelic space scenes.
More than 100 looks from design houses including Valentino, Gucci and Fendi will be on display at the Victoria & Abert Museum from 5 April, enabling visitors to marvel at the craftsmanship and materials to emerge from post-war Italy. The new exhibition explores how icons such as Elizabeth Taylor gave rise to the dramatic and luxury aesthetic we have come to associate with continental style.
Burberry has reflected the style of its iconic trench coat into an eponymous collection of reading frames and sunglasses. The Trench Eyewear collection incorporates stone, checked and tortoiseshell tones and leather embellishment which hark back to its most famous of coats. The move reflects Burberry’s wider strategy to become a full-purpose lifestyle brand, whilst endeavouring to act sustainably in all its practice areas.