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LOOK: The Style Trends and Must-Have Pieces This Season

The latest looks and tips straight from the most fashionable shows.
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Another season, another set of trends.

We're taking a look at spring/summer 2018 to get the best looks and standout pieces from several collections. Here are some of our choices as well as the season’s must-have pieces.


Western



Tod’s Spring/Summer 2018; COACH Spring/Summer 2018

Shirts with wide lapels and stylized yokes, bootcut jeans, and even boots for that matter are a big hit this season. Although this year, designers have added a more glamorous touch to the mix with the use of vinyl, leather, lace, and fringe as a fresh approach.

Tod’s is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 4 and Rustan’s Shangri-La, Shangri-La Plaza. COACH is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Rustan’s Shangri-La.


Sci-Fi



Tod’s Spring/Summer 2018; Diesel Black Gold Spring/Summer 2018

A number of designers have put out space-inspired collections, thanks in part to the many sci-fi themed movies and shows that came out the past year. You’ll see the influence of Stranger Things and Star Wars in the metallic and structured pieces that appeared on the runway.

Tod’s is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 4 and Rustan’s Shangri-La, Shangri-La Plaza. Diesel is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 3 and Power Plant Mall.


Sparkle



COACH Spring/Summer 2018; Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2018

While silky, beaded, and sparkling dresses are commonplace in fashion collections, this season saw a lot more dresses of the glittery variety. The boom of the sparkle app took the fashion world by storm, and it is even more evident with Coach and Salvatore Ferragamo’s spring/summer 2018 collections.

COACH is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Rustan’s Shangri-La. Salvatore Ferragamo is located at Greenbelt 4, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Makati, Newport Mall, and Solaire Resort & Casino.

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Preppy



COACH Spring/Summer 2018; Kate Spade Spring/Summer 2018

Preppy also reigns supreme with the use of Ivy League influences and prints such as gingham. Coach uses a more urban slant with dark colors, slim cuts, and unexpected shapes. There is also Kate Spade, sticking to more traditional looks, with a clear French influence.

COACH is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Rustan’s Shangri-La. Salvatore Ferragamo is located at Greenbelt 4, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Makati, Newport Mall, and Solaire Resort & Casino.


Oversized



Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2018

Giant, exaggerated silhouettes continue to be a favorite this season. Marc Jacobs, who is particularly fond of oversized shapes, explores the trend using inflated blazers.

Marc Jacobs is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 5 and Shangri-La East Wing.


Flora and Fauna



Tod’s Spring/Summer 2018; Furla Spring/Summer 2018

Prints using florals and animals are not a new concept. This season, however, a combination of the two prints are in several brands' accessories. Add depth to your accessories by choosing one that has an unexpected element.

Tod’s is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 4 and Rustan’s Shangri-La, Shangri-La Plaza. Furla is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, City of Dreams Manila, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Okada Manila, Rustan’s Makati, and Shangri-La Plaza.


Fur



COACH Spring/Summer 2018

To contrast spring florals, many brands have included fur for the season. In lieu of full-length fur coats are cropped jackets and small accents. Another trend in itself are vests which were sent down the runway in fur by Coach.

COACH is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Rustan’s Shangri-La.

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Sportswear



Lacoste Spring/Summer 2018

Sportswear is something that’s been constant especially during New York Fashion Week. This season puts a focus on ‘90s style sports gear with tracksuits and color blocked jackets with stripes, zips, and piping.

Lacoste is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Alabang Town Center, Eastwood Mall, Estancia in Capitol Commons, Fairview Terraces, Gateway Mall, Greenbelt 3, Newport Mall, Podium, Power Plant Mall, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Robinson’s Place Manila, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Ayala Center Cebu, Abreeza Davao, SM Davao, and Veranza KCC Mall.


Polka Dots



Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2018; Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2018

Polka dots of all shapes and sizes are in this season. Marc Jacobs uses a mixed almost splattered effect while Michael Kors keeps it classic in navy.

Marc Jacobs is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 5 and Shangri-La East Wing. Michael Kors is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

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