April’s here and with it the chance to give your wardrobe a thorough spring clean — packing away your winter duds and tired trend pieces, and working in some fresh, straight-from-the-runway gear — like our new Slate Palm trend, for instance.
NEW SS17 TREND: SLATE PALM
By Matt Glazebrook, April 8, 2017
Tonal grays and washed-out blues and khakis aren’t going anywhere for spring 2017, but Slate Palm sees the cool, calm palette elevated a notch with subtle floral prints and camos.
Slate Palm mixes Japanese-flavored patterns and details with a Scandinavian focus on simplicity and faded shades. Cuts are boxy and the general vibe is clean and airy.
Styling-wise, it’s all about easing through the in-between weather season with copious — but considered — layering. Don’t be afraid to mix stripes or prints, and let oversized shapes help you play with proportion.
Seek out camouflage patterns and floral prints like leaves and palms, but keep the whole vibe understated with tonal takes on the gray/tan/khaki/blue sections of the color chart.
For catwalk inspiration, look to the likes of Jil Sander, whose typically minimalist SS17 menswear show incorporated faint florals across tonal two-pieces.
Similarly, Dries van Noten’s SS17 collection mixed clean Nordic lines with faded prints inspired by medieval art, while Kolor took the sting out of bold print-clashes with a subdued gray/blue/gold palette.