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4 Trends For Summer

Summer has finally arrived and it’s the perfect pivoting point to update your wardrobe. Unsure of what key pieces to purchase to stay up to date in the style stakes? Here is our indispensable guide of the 4 trends currently inspiring fashion designers in New York, London, Milan and Paris and tips on how to get the look.

All Aboard

Perpetually in fashion, this season, marina inspired collections are a lavish celebration of the nautical trends most iconic looks, all reinvented for a new era. Drawing inspiration from both cruise collections and resort fashion, bellowing blouses and predominate hardware ensure nautical is 2017’s calling. Take a slow boat down the French Rivera to an era of nostalgia, when the traveling experience was as important as the destination.

Shop the look with Seun Blouse, the perfect balance between structure and drape for a look worthy of the Captain’s table.

Straight out of Africa

Stay loyal to your tribe with a collection that sweeps right from the edges of the African jungle through to the desert. This trend opens up access to a traditional African village where fabrics are rich and sentimental. The look is a celebration of tropical flora and fauna, where the perennial jungle theme is given a more traditional twist - with each pattern and color working to encapsulate motifs, poems, landmarks, history and proverbs.

Shop the look with the African inspired Bidemi dress, style that merges perfect African print and gives it a new contemporary significance.

The New Boho

In a modern era, technology replaces foot travel as a means to source new inspirations and textures, encapsulating fast-moving universal trends and influences. This makes us nostalgic and the New Boho trend stays loyal to the rejection of bourgeois values by containing to be non-conformist. Dreamy and gentle uique fashion collections are formed through a romantic yet defiant approach to print and pattern clashing.

A healthy appreciation for, and loving appropriation of, world cultures is also pivotal, in a new approach that makes for a thoroughly digital and contemporary collection.

Shop the look with the Daria dress, a totally modern dress with old-school bohemian sensibilities.

Groovy Baby

Take a time machine back to the ‘60s, a time when kindness was cool and contention was diverted. During this strive for peace, both the hippie and the Mod uniform provided identity and a connection to those with a similar mind-set.  Think psychedelia and a foray into relaxed modesty that could not be believed by those rooted in the previous decade.

Today, designers continue to be inspired by changing politics, religion, and freedom which is expressed in daring shapes that offer provocative and modern liberation.

Shop the look with the Wande dress, the perfect blend of retro chic and modern styling. 

And there you go, 4 key trends which can be easily obtained with just 4 key pieces from the international designers behind the Exnative collection