5 launches that set the trends this April


April 2, 2017 | BY Jessica Liew

Extend a warm welcome to the season of springtime fun, armed with fashion-forward pieces and accessories.

Make like Jimmy Cliff crooning “I can see clearly now that the rain is gone” in your embrace of April, the month when fashion too reflects brighter days and fresh beginnings. Cue the addition of exciting colours and shiny finery to your trend essentials, that enliven outdoor jaunts from festivals and spring breaks. For a stylish welcome of the season, get inspired (or shopping) with the 5 of this month’s anticipated releases.  

Utilitarian-luxe accessories 

Untitled design (3).png (original size)Tiffany HardWear 18k gold chain necklace

Inspired by the modern rebellious spirit of New York combining high fashion with street style, this graphic Tiffany & Co collection is a classy and edgy essential this spring. Its utilitarian hardware is underscored in a bold, 18k gold chain necklace with graduated links and a detachable lock and balls.

Available in-store worldwide on April 28.  

 Blue shades

Untitled design (2).png (original size)Panthère de Cartier sunglasses with blue lagoon mirror lenses and champagne gold finish

Soak up the first rays of sun in style with the new additions to Cartier’s cult pilot shape sunglasses. Embellished with the iconic panther in a gold finish on the exterior edge of the lenses, this stylish shades honour the maison’s jewellery-making expertise and designed for the free-spirited woman.

Statement rings

Untitled design (1).png (original size)Bulgari B.Zero1 Design Legend x Zaha Hadid

The rule-breaking B.Zero1 has been rendered with an architectural touch of the late Zaha Hadid, whose signature curves are applied to the latest design. The Bulgari ring features an illusion of a wave-like form recalling Rome’s Colosseum in a marriage of gold and bold styles.

 Italian arm candy

Untitled design (5).png (original size)Sara Battaglia x Salvatore Ferragamo pre-fall 2017 collection

Following a successful collaboration in 2016, Salvatore Ferragamo joins forces again with a pre-fall 2017 collection of striking bags playing upon the house’s zigzag and signature ‘Gancio’ emblem. Sara Battaglia lends her exuberant touch of construction and colour for an understatedly feminine and Italian collection.   

 Green trends 

Untitled design.png (original size)H&M Conscious Exclusive collection

H&M puts a premium spin on sustainable fashion with an eco-conscious collection made from Bionic, a polyester created entirely from recycled waste. These exclusive pieces evoke the beauty of spring with flowing pleats, peony and mimosa prints, and a shimmery cocktail dress.

Available at H&M Lot 10 store from April 20.

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