The shade of coral has been a long-time fashion favourite for the warmer months. But the actual coral reefs? Perhaps it’s their season to shine. Print extraordinairess Mary Katrantzou ventures out with designs comprising complex overlays of embroideries on dresses and trouser separates. Meanwhile, Stella McCartney takes a similar approach, and reinterprets the spongy sea creatures as prints and embroidery on breezy, flowing tunics and dresses with a busy mash- up of other contrasting patterns. Keeping with her fuss-free aesthetic, McCartney balances out the busy prints with occasional translucent sheer panels and a simple off-the- body silhouette. When it comes to accessories, Sergio Rossi’s collections with coral have a graphic appeal and almost resemble Matisse’s famed paper cut-outs.
Opt for glossy, high-shine shoes and bags for a hint of retro glamour