What’s in-for-Spring/Summer 2014 on SHOP DES CRÉATEURS

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Feel the warm weather and soak in the sun as April marks the official entry into spring. Got nothing to wear yet this season? Don’t worry; Shop des Créateurs shares its trend report, featuring curated advice from the most authoritative stylists - a style guide for Spring/Summer 2014;


Trend Recap: Spring/Summer 2014 – For Her
Beginning with footwear, this year is all about chic, edgy flats. Vogue’s recent photo-story starred Valentino’s embellished emerald espadrilles. For something a little more wearable and without the luxury price tag, Castell’s classic espadrilles in lavender, or Maï’s ethically responsible and effortlessly cool 4 Terra sneakers make a discerning alternative.

Trend Recap: Spring/Summer 2014 – For Her
Last season’s staple, the skirt, has been updated for summer with the simple addition of a split. Altuzarra took theirs thigh high for maximum impact, but for those wishing to show a little less skin opt for Maisha Concept’s wrap skirt, with added geometric tribal detailing on the waistband.

After a triumphant return to form last summer, crop tops are back again this season, making an appearance all over the catwalks. Some of the best of the season came from Jill Stuart, whose sports-luxe appeal resonates here in both Yes I’m French’s long-sleeved quilted black crop and two-tone sky-blue and mesh offering.

Trend Recap: Spring/Summer 2014 – For Her
Spacious, versatile, and chic, the drawstring bucket bag is an elegant and covetable carryall. A huge number of the major players such as Christian Dior, sent these bags down the runway last fall in jewel-colours and exotic skins. To pack a similar style punch without breaking the bank, check out Mischa’s hunter-green drawstring or Artessorio’s perforated black leather bucket.

And finally, the on-trend accessory this season is cuffs. Alexander McQueen’s models owned the runway with their Athenian adornments. At Shop des Créateurs, Camille Enrico takes the warrior stance one step further, adding tribal appliqué to hers, whilst niin Jewellery’s offers a more elegant earthy feel with its semi-precious stones.

Trend Recap: Spring/Summer 2014 – For Him
This season’s first trend begins with neon footwear. For Spring/Summer 2014 neon is the best way to add flair to an outfit and fun to the feet, such as these fluro sneakers from Barons Papillom.

Trend Recap: Spring/Summer 2014 – For Her
Floral and big, bold, graphic prints were seen everywhere in the Spring/Sumer 2014 collections, but no one did it better than Dries Van Noten whose mismatched, folky florals were dark, brooding and achingly cool all at the same time. Taiwanese based Boom Boom Kidz have got it spot on with their Dinosaur Tango hooded jacket, or for a more understated graphic, check out Mischief’s print bomber.

Trend Recap: Spring/Summer 2014 – For Her
Accessories-wise, it’s all in the bag. The man bag exists in many forms, from rucksack to hold-all to tote but there’s only one that has the ability to make or break an outfit - the man-clutch. If lust pursues items from Burberry Prorsum, Valentino and Bottega Veneta but budgets can’t quite keep up, try Fabrix’s mustard colour folder case for your neutral needs, or if feeling a little more brave, Carokhoto’s electric blue iPad case is one to covet.

Trend Recap: Spring/Summer 2014 – For Her
This month also marks a new addition to the site – For Him and For Her gift boxes, featuring a carefully curated selection of the most wanted items from key independent labels. Priced at just $1,000 - $1,200, the sets are tailored to the fashion enthusiast on-the-go, housing essential items from selected brands, including a chic, quirky watch from Toronto’s May 28th, a delicate brass bracelet with semi-precious stones from Le Sursaut for the ladies, and more.

For Him
Featured brands include Hong Kong’s Made in Eden, Stockholm’s Dienastie, and Toronto’s May 28th.
Trend Recap: Spring/Summer 2014 – For Her

Left to right: For Him gift box, Dienastie sunglasses, Made in Eden business and credit card case, May 28th watch

For Her
Featured brands include Hong Kong’s Mischa and Fashionary, Le Sursaut from Paris, and Toronto’s May 28th.
Trend Recap: Spring/Summer 2014 – For Her

Left to right: For Her gift box, Le Sursaut Titi bracelet, Fashionary notebook, Misha card holder, May 28th watch

Gathering the best independent designers and fashion bloggers from around the globe, Shop des Créateurs welcomes new and exciting brands every month. For April, Parka London, with its subtly quirky, modern take on the parka, and Lubochka, specialists in creative colour blocked handbags, are two among many others joining the family.

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