Taste of the East
As the weather warms, it's time to get behind designers like Etro, Emilio Pucci, Prada and Proenza Schouler and migrate east in hot pursuit of exotic Asian motifs and silhouettes. Flowing kimonos, structured obi belts and intricate floral embroideries are key players in this trend, as are high-collared wrap jackets and fiery shades of red, the colour of good fortune. For office-appropriate looks, aim to strike a balance when it comes to volume: pair slim pants with jackets that are generous in volume (such as roomy kimonos and origami-infused wrap jackets), and fitted or belted jackets with wide leg trousers or a flouncy midi-skirt. For a killer finish, top off the look with a spicy red lip or vibrant door-knocker earrings.