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SS14 TREND: TEXTURE BLEND

21.04.14

Texture is a bit of a buzz word in fashion at the moment, and particularly in a summer season when cottons, silks, leathers and rich embroideries are tossed together to create beautiful, sunshine-ready looks.

It’s not about choosing a texture and sticking to it though, we suggest you blend and contrast these luxe fabrics to build the most tactile of ensembles.

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TACTILE

Tactile is the obvious word to associate with SS14′s texture trend, which takes ‘touch me’ textures and blends them. Like in this look, where a crochet embroidered top sits above a waffle fabric short. Contrasting, but with a subtlety, it has richness, depth and a luxurious feel – literally.

In this look: Our Isabel crochet top and Olive waffle shorts.

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OPPOSITES

Opposites attract, both in colour and texture. Take this simple look; black and white couldn’t look easier. However, it’s the contrasting texture rather than colour which offers this look its edge. The luxe silky top against butter-soft and uber-tactile leather shorts.

In this look: Our Blondel silky top, Emerald leather shorts, Malva sandals and Tarragon clutch.

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INTRICATE

Laser cut pieces are often the most intricate textures and instantly speak of summer. Approach the blend by pairing a laser cut skirt with a sheer lace top. The flashes of sun-kissed skin which peek through offer the trend a hint of sexiness.

In this look: Della lace top and Kaneo laser cut skirt.

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GRAPHIC

Bold and not for shrinking violets, blending lace and grainy fabrics with a graphic check throws a print into the texture mix – totally turning up the heat. These check shorts have a linen feel too, adding a further dimension to this strong concoction of textured pieces.

In this look: Juliette textured blazer, Della lace top, Portico check shorts, Serena sandals and Vixen clutch.

 

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Feeling inspired? Shop our texture trend, All In The Detail.