To be fashion-forward this season, you need to travel back in time, specifically to the 60s and 70s when the Mods were at their peak. Their coat of choice was the parka, but whereas they favoured military surplus styles, brands such as Givenchy and Palm Angels have updated this classic by using lightweight technical fabrics for a summer-friendly format in statement colours.
Bigger is most definitely better at McArthurGlen this season as you’ll find a new breed of slouchy, relaxed and effortless tailoring redefining smart-casual. That trend extends to the summer parka too as Sandro and The Kooples showcase some silhouette-boosting styles. More volume comes from Gant and Balibaris who have used drop shoulders and oversized pockets that reference the coat’s military heritage. The length of the parka works best with a layered look so make sure your separates game is on point.
The SS20 colour palette couldn’t be easier to master, given its preponderance of neutral tones and pastel hues, including pinks, soft blues and greens, but to make a statement add some technical texture with Zadig & Voltaire's bold parka. Colour-blocking your look is made easier with parkas by Sandro, The Kooples and Balibaris, the bold hues of which enable you to contrast more the muted colours in the rest of your outfit.
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