Expect fresh takes on fashion as function meets form in Marks and Spencer’s 2015 Spring Collection, with updated silhouettes, an eclectic selection of styles, and new fabric technologies.
Beginning with the Womenswear collection, update your wardrobe with our five new trends. Summer of Love brings back the 70s with relaxed tailoring, floral suede, and warm sunset hues. An eastern yet modern sensibility permeates The Orient, with its ornamental prints, sculptured separates and kimono styles. Utilitarian style is demonstrated in Uniformity with its sleek silhouettes, monochromatic details and simple lines. Into the Blue embraces and elevates classic denim with a range of blue hues injected with a feminine aesthetic. Modern Romance flirts with sultry details like lace and peek-a-book sheers.
The 2015 Womenswear collection is also noted for its several innovations in fabric technology. Easy-to-iron linen adds volume, softness and drape. Secret Slimming provides a supportive lining for a sleek silhouette, while Tummy Control utilizes a hidden power mesh panel to hold in the midsection. No Peep™ Innovation features concealed buttons and prevents gaping. Finally, Insolia™ and Insolia™ Flex is available in all footwear for better heel comfort by shifting weight away from the ball of the foot.
Denim-specific innovations are also introduced in this season’s Womenswear. Sculpt and Lift™ features a unique back stitching for a flattering fit that retains its shape even after several washes. Stay Dark™ features fade-resistant technology and is also available in Menswear denim. Dual FX™ combines the high stretch of Lycra Fibre® and recovery power of Lycra T4000 Fibre®. Ozone Wash Denim reduces water waste by utilizing ecological Ozone as an alternative for improving textile quality. Knitted Look Denim combines the durability of traditional woven denim with a softer, relaxed feel.
Alternatively, the 2015 Menswear collection is a contemporary combination of formal and casual pieces in a cool palette of blues, from navy to midnight. Classic styles are given modern reinterpretations through clean lines, fine fabrics and masculine styles. Key pieces and motifs include deconstructed formal jackets, asymmetric fastening, and colored footwear. Denim is likewise reinvented with new washes and finishes.
As for luxury wear, Autograph offers sophisticated silhouettes as seen in more refined shapes and textures, cotton suiting, geometric print shirts, and knitwear. The luxury story continues with Autograph Casual’s selection of marl yarn knitwear, tailored trousers, and bomber jackets. Blue Harbour’s trademark nautical look translates to spring with a British-inspired color story featuring red, white and blue stripes and checks. North Coast focuses on an indigo and washed palette, and sun-bleached tones as seen on distressed pale chambray, retro print shirts, marl sweatshirts and jerseys, and camo print cargos. The M&S Collection showcases high street tailoring through statement suits in pin stripe or Prince of Wales check, juxtaposed by softened constructions and unlined tailoring pieces.
Fabric Technology is also abundant in Menswear. Travel suits and trousers feature Crease Recovery. Superblack is achieved through a unique dyeing process. StayNEW™ maintains the bright and new look of clothes. Supima® Cotton is a premium yarn with a softer feel. Supercrease™ protects trousers from wear and tear. CoolMax® All Season offers cooling properties that adjust to the climate. The extra durable ToughMax™ Lycra® helps denim last longer. Finally, Ultimate non-iron in shirts, reduces the need for ironing with its fabric shape memory.
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