Fresh Summer yarns Trends, S/S 2016
Diala Aschkar, Art Director at Orient Palms, France

Fresh Summer yarns

Trends, S/S 2016

A fresh Spring breeze from the countryside seems to flow on the runway this season. Pastoral-like outfits injected with glamour turn boho-chic and sophisticated. The fabrics and techniques are light cottons, lace, crochet and broderie anglaise, and most of the time a mix of all, with neutral colors, white dominating.

Blugirl’s see-through lace panelling looks modern and sexy especially when accessorized with a metallic belt and wide frame sunglasses.

At Rochas, cutwork lace in a light powder pink color looks less girly and more powerful with tone-to-tone layering and a strict covering cut.


Ermanno Scervino’s double layering guipures create a posh diva-like look.

Broderie anglaise embellishments on light cotton turn the urban Elie Saab’s white pants ensemble with a bomber jacket into perfect summery mode. It was also an unexpected fabric to use in black on a long dress that could be worn for the evening. Oscar de la Renta used the fabric in a sensual deep crimson flamenco inspired dress.

There is something very joyful and youthful in Chloé’s loose-stitched crochet and off-the-shoulder dress, ideal for festivals and reminiscent of the 70’s. Or the fluid harem pants in cotton poplin, very ample at the bottom, with a crochet top.

Cobweb lace inserts on different knitting patterns at Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and Issa London create fluid and at the same time moulding dresses that are inspired by countryside hand-knitted pieces.

Temperley London’s white cotton “cheerful” dress looks even lighter with lace openings on the bottom mixed with broderie anglaise.