Something that caught my eye when looking at all the Spring/Summer 2015 collections was all the lighter, warmer-weather outfits inspired by business attire. Collars, crisply-folded fabric, button-up details all contributed to the ‘work/play’ feel that comes with collections meant for sunnier months.
Here are my fave warm weather suit looks by female designers.
Temperley London, designed by Alice Temperley is always a favourite of mine, regardless of season. I really, really liked the casual, tomboy suit separates she sent down the runway. The choice to use white and light pink for these separates made this collection especially notable.
Sacai is designed by Chitose Abe. Her Spring/Summer 2015 collection had lots of military details, but the slightly-undone uniform elements are all there. I especially loved the cheeky pinstripe ensembles.
Wayne is designed by Wayne Lee, and yes, how cool is it that her name is Wayne? I first heard of Lee when reading Lucky’s style guide book, as she was one of the stylish people profiled. Her Spring/Summer collection is all pared-down cool–I feel like I could wear any of these collared ensembles and be the best-dressed person in the room while not look like I’m trying too hard.
Rei Kawakubo is the boss lady behind Comme des Garçons and this, its sister line (albeit with a confusing name–you’re not seeing double) Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons. I liked these childish, androgynous takes on elements of suits. Formal but frumpy, cool but possessing an unexpected innocence.