bal harbour blog

Leader of the Pack

Fashion News
Viva Coco Cuba! This cotton T-Shirt and printed silk gauze skirt are both available at the Bal Harbour boutique.

By Jessica Mehalic Lucas

Novety is the new now, based on all the one-of-a-kind graphics, whimsical animal motifs and quirky-cool accessories we’re seeing this season. As Gucci’s Alessandro Michele has repeatedly shown us with his tiger sweaters and dragonfly-encrusted bags, fashion should be fun. And just one unconventional piece adds plenty of personality to your look.

When Karl marched those “Viva Coco Libre” t-shirts down the Havana runway for Chanel’s Resort show, there was a collective gasp from fashion lovers everywhere. Must. Have. That. Tee. They’ve finally arrived in boutiques and instantly make an outfit, whether you wear yours with tweed or printed silk (à la Karl) or with a great pair of jeans.

 

Even the most devoted bag enthusiast doesn’t have this in her closet. Dolce & Gabbana created a special Miami collection exclusive to the Bal Harbour boutique, including three different sized bags, phone cases and scarves. The vibrant print blends luscious florals with the Miami skyline.

 

Leave it to a collection inspired by ’90s rave culture to provide a riot of fun prints, jewelry and hats. But perhaps the real standout of Miu Miu’s Resort show was the bejeweled fur slipper, an evolution of the pearl-covered one from Fall.

 

How to dial up the drama on a Gucci show? Host it in Westminster Abbey, which is what Michele did for his charmingly quirky Resort presentation, brimming with lighthearted references to British fashion history. Kilts, Union Jacks, Spice Girl boots and Staffordshire dog figurines all made their way into the hyper-eclectic collection. The king of novelty has done it again.

 

There’s no shortage of style originality at Fendi with Bag Bugs and Fendi Witches hitching a ride on Dotcoms and Peekaboos, while Karlito’s making an appearance on everything from clutches to sweatshirts. For those who believe in feet first, the Fendi Faces ballet flat in calfskin leather adds a playful touch to any outfit.

 

Known for her novelty prints, animal advocate Stella McCartney used a swan motif throughout her Fall Collection. The elegant bird glided onto whimsical tops, bags and even a pair of skinny boyfriend jeans.

 

Breezy nights and out-of-control air conditioning demand a cute way to cover up. Maje offers a selection of varsity-style satin bomber jackets decked out with bold graphics and blooms—to keep the chill and boredom at bay.

 

you may also like
Fashion News

Riding with Ralph Lauren

The designer took the fashion flock off site for his Spring 2018 runway show.
Fashion News

Beyond the Tie

Men, it's time to up Your Accessories Game.
Fashion News

Suited for Fall

Fall ushers in the return of the power suit.
Fashion News

It's All About the Bag

The best of Fall's must-have arm candy.
back to top