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New season preview: key looks for spring, part III

Fashionbite continues its new season preview, showcasing key designer looks for spring, as seen in Vogue, and highlighting where to get your hands on designer looks at high street prices….


The all-American fashion pioneer triumphs with Dust Bowl denim.

Denim, denim and more denim strongly resonated from the catwalks of Ralph Lauren, with sequined nightdresses and low-waisted flapper style dresses for eveningwear.

Top-to-toe denim, a key look from the ’90s- see Fashionbite’s Cool Britannia: the ’90’s revival-can be quite full-on, so why not tone it down for the teenies?

Invest in a fabulous pair of jeans that will stay looking gorgeous throughout the season, Republic has a great range on offer and team with a loose fitting white shirt (white-also a strong trend for spring, see Fashionbite’s Spring Preview, part II) and a denim waistcoast with frayed edges- as seen at Louis Vuitton-see Spring Preview, part I.


Rossella Jardini keeps the picture sweet with a cherry-print bustier dress.

A faded sunflower print also appeared on silk minis and puffball dresses.

The black mini featured heavily in the collection, in various forms and guises such as a miniskirt suit fringed with strings of pearls. Designers went short for spring and the black mini is probably one of the most high street-friendly trends out there.

Why not combine two trends and opt for a black mini leather skirt? See Fashionbite’s Harvey Nichols-trend report. I popped into Zara the other day and saw a gorgeous one on sale, also take a look at Asos which has a huge range on offer.


Inspired by Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ Donatella spins her own fantasy via a cacophony of prints.

Short, bold and tight is the name of the game at Versace, with a patchwork effect of prints. You generally need the body of a glamazonian to pull off it off.

For a more demure shape to suit all body types, Topshop has a fabulous range of printed pieces.

Alternatively, for patchwork print dresses, search Shopstyle.


The trench is stretched to long, Annie Hall proportions with sloping shoulder lines and soft lapels.

The City might have had a turbulent time recently, but that’s no reason for its fashion to falter, and Maxmara’s collection embodied the City-woman (with a dash of military) to a tee. Khaki and olive tailoring, suede trousers and pencil skirts scream grown-up City-chic.

To copy the look, BHS has a safari-style tailored dress, see fashionbite’s post BHS rocks accessories for spring.

To get your hands on a traditional trench, John Lewis has a great range on offer-but for a more daring fashion statement, Jaeger has a stunning mustard yellow trench for spring- see fashionbite’s Jaeger launches new line for spring.


Ed Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff perceive the new pretty in flyaway, fine pleats and a shot of pink glitter.

Meadham Kirchhoff rocked the pretty-edge look for spring, from skinny trousers slit at the knee to translucent dresses with ruffled hems. Boxy glitter tunics were worn with narrow trousers.

To get the look, Miss Selfridge has an affordable take on ‘pretty’ for spring.

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