We asked a number of the brands for their take on Spring ’14. We hear from their buyer's and designer's.
PAGANI SPRING ‘14
- Colour Palette – khaki, navy, red and burnt orange
- Prints – mix patterns, paisley
- Key Items – utility Jackets, paisley maxi dresses and chunky knitwear
- Accessories - antique gold, feathered accessories and turquoise pendants
- Trend – a paisley printed dress accessorised with a tan leather belt, head piece and ankle boots.
- Colour Palette – navy, red and white
- Prints – polka dots, nautical stripes and anchor prints
- Key Items – trench coats, blue denim jeans, striped blazers and 50’s style dresses
- Accessories – matching belts and silver accessories
- Trend – blue denim boyfriend jeans, polka dot printed cami and a nautical striped blazer, accessorised with a silver chain necklace a pair of red flats
- Colour Palette - black, white and pops of yellow
- Prints – Aztec, statement graphics, monochrome
- Key Items – Aztec printed pants, shift silhouette dresses and minimalistic colour blocking tops
- Accessories – statement necklaces
- Trend – a yellow shift dress accessorised with a statement collar necklace, yellow patent clutch and black leather ankle boots.
Mercedes van Baarle, Assistant Buyer
With their crisp white and sunshine yellow, fresh daisies just shout that Spring has arrived. They pop up everywhere, sprinkled on our must-have maxi-skirt, easy-wear skater dress and even on our fabulous $12 cardi. The soft drape of our camis and over-sized tees works perfectly with printed shorts or denim, or teamed back with one of our many legging options.
For more of a relaxed college feel with a slightly sporty edge, our Spring Break story fits the bill. Slouchy and comfortable, but still pretty and edgy depending on your choice - this grey marle, washed denim and punchy pastel collection has something for everyone. Palm trees, florals, animal prints and easy stripes all make an appearance, with lace inserts, the printed track short and the knit skater dress summing up the trend nicely.
Classic black and white never loses its appeal, and this Spring, both appear in great mix and match styles that move easily between play and work. Whether it’s a pencil skirt or a fit and flare dress you need, or one of our brilliant range of woven soft-drape stretch pants.
If you prefer an injection of vibrant colour, the black and white also works well with our second spring theme “Paintbox”. Gorgeous printed maxi skirts, skater dresses and even more of our new easy-wear printed pants to co-ordinate with a huge range of tops and tees. You definitely can’t go past a longer-line, drop hem tee, in knit or woven viscose – so easy to wear and they look great on everyone. We’ve still got your favourite leggings and denim featuring new details and washes to refresh your wardrobe for the season.
Warehouse Paintbox Collection
Bronny Jacobsen, lead Womenswear buyer, The Warehouse
‘Springtime is playtime with the biggest look for the season, Sports luxe. It’s all about beautiful clothes in simple, sporty shapes to create the ultimate balance of chick, casual and comfortable. Think must have jogger pants with tailored blazers and two-tone flats or pare black with a boho blouse and strappy wedges. Spring bursts with fun, fresh and playful options for the much awaited warmer weather. Spring at EziBuy pops with beautiful floral prints in modern feminine dresses in cool laid back shapes. Another big trend is draped dressing. Think loose tailoring and relaxed silhouettes for breezy work options. Layers are essential so build down as required with all new denim jackets, classic blazers, pretty blouses and printed tops.‘
Victoria Powley, Capture Buyer, EziBuy
Max Spring 2014 is blooming gorgeous
This season let your wardrobe bloom with the freshest picks of the True Blue Max Denim range. Planted throughout the Spring collections you’ll find pieces for every shape and style in hues of new-season chambray through to dark indigo staples.
To start, mix a Vintage Wash Skinny or distressed Tomboy Slouch Jean with geometric and floral spliced prints in shades of tangerine and cobalt; or style up the Tailored for Max workwear range, pairing easy chambray shirts with finely crafted skirts or boyfriend jeans and work blazers.
The softest chambray is threaded throughout the romantic collection Look of Lace, paired with eyelash lace trimmed tops and dresses in blush, grey marle and marine. Prints are a bouquet of petals and sunset skies, their pretty, pastel palette toughened up with dark panelled denim, lace, zip hardware and hints of black satin. The look is flirty, fitted and flared with flippy skirts in pleats and panelling and cinched waists.
Powdered pink morphs into neon coral in the sport luxe range Chilled by Max. Racing stripes sit with monochrome spots. Sweats and tees are energised with fluoro highlights, mesh panels and abstract quilting. Knitting techinques are exercised in delicate pointelle, stripes and instarsia sparrow designs in jumpers and cardigans.
Finishing off the season is the return of Max’s premium capsule collection, showcasing superior fabrics and finishes in a carefully curated range. This range is the ultimate in tough-luxe with fluttered silk satin hardened with metal straps, emerald printed silk mixed with PU panels and the flippy skirt silhoutte constructed in premium perforated leather.
Courtesy of the Max Buying Team
Cover image: courtesy of Pagani
You may also be interested in Spring ’14 Lookbooks & Spring '14 Trend Report