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With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s the season for embracing bold red and pink hues, sensual, dreamlike fabrics and characterful accessories
Vogue Hong Kong
A Touch of Chiffon
With its delicate structure and billowy movement, chiffon creates an enchanting and youthful allure. On the runway, chiffon is seen in the angelic white tiers of a dress at Chanel, in lilac and pastel floral tops at Dries van Noten, and in animal print at Celine.
Bold red always makes for an impassioned sartorial statement. There’s Balenciaga’s monochrome knit coordinate for the daring minimalists, Marni’s slinky silk dresses for a touch of seduction, and Valentino’s voluminous, sheer gowns for the romantics at heart.
The LBD gets a lace upgrade this season. Chic form-fitting black lace dresses are seen at Victoria Beckham, more billowing silhouettes make for instant impact at Tory Burch, and dramatic lace panels channel gothic romance at Alexander McQueen.
Cravats to Accessorize
The most traditional of the neckties is the cravat, but, this season, modern iterations of the men’s accessory contribute to a more laid-back tailored look. Seen on the Kent & Curwen runway are cravats in a plethora of prints and colours, including preppy stripes and tartans, adding old-world charm to smart suiting and athletic looks alike.
Satin silk has an air of romanticism about it, from the detailing of a tie or sash to full suits and jackets. The sensual fabric can be seen in rich aubergine tones at Dior Homme and bold Valentine-red at Louis Vuitton.
Shades of Pink
Pink, or blush, is seen aplenty in menswear this season, fitting for a Valentine. From hints of pink in collars and an exquisitely tailored bubblegum-pink suit at Paul Smith to full nude-pink looks at Fendi, there is reason to embrace the evocative colour this month.