Spring is upon us and, while for many designers it’s an opportunity to break loose on the floral fabrics, roll out a few hot pinks and sunflower yellows and introduce a little floaty layering, that’s not entirely the avenue Senada has taken. Its Spring/Summer 2015 ‘Twist & Shout’ collection pays homage to 1960s swing, which Senada’s Chanita Preechawitayakul says is a remarkable era in fashion. Struggling to place the look? Think flippy skirts and shirts that were designed to be moved in.
The collection is entirely monochrome, with nary a hint of accent colour throughout the collection. But don’t be disheartened, floral fans, the spring-like touch in the collection comes from its movement and easy, deconstructed feel. Milky sheers placed against darks with a shine is another way the contrasts between the fabrics are accentuated throughout.
Monochrome might be a simple way to reference the swinging sixties but this collection hasn’t just made a mock-up of Mary Quant’s
iconic heavy shift dresses and pixie collars. Instead, the dance inspiration makes the collection carefree, wearable and so very, very cute. Fabrics are light – sometimes even a little transparent – offering a fresh look that merely nods to a bygone era and doesn’t attempt to replicate it. Who wants to play dress-up, anyway? Feminine fabrics with intricate details – ruffles, trousers with laceup cross-over ties all the way up the leg and tulle fringing make this a romantic, modern take on swing – and a refreshing take on Spring/Summer.
The sixties are merely referenced in the cuts, too, which mix the A-line, floaty skirts swing is known for, with cute cotton blouses as well as a few up-to-the-minute looks. Three-quarter length trousers, flashes of belly, and high-waisted (and eye-wateringly short) hot pants. The cross-lacing on the trousers is another collection-wide microtrend, featuring across several dresses and tops in the collection, too. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a complete Senada collection if it wasn’t for a few chic pencil skirts, which stay in keeping with the overall theme thanks to their movement-friendly lightweight fabrics.
Senada is available at:
Senada: 3rd Fl Siam Center
2nd Fl Central World Department Store
1st Fl Paragon Department store
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