How lucky were we to have spent a stylishly fabulous afternoon with the team from Poetry in the heart of the city of Cape Town’s CBD, at the launch of their latest Poetry Summer SS18 Collection! Paving the way to a languidly vibrant summer, the new collection is now in store and available online, as of 1 October 2017.Inspired by far-flung journeys to the world’s foremost trend destinations, Poetry’s innovative new range evokes excitement with a carefully curated palette of nautical neutrals featuring white, navies and blues. This is bolstered by pops of yellow (this season’s hottest trend), cerise pink and lobster coral, and underpinned by hints of olive, pistachio green, soft pink and milky hues. Combined with comfortable, easy-wearing, silhouettes, the stage is set for long, hazy days of pure summertime contentment –the very epitome of relaxed sophistication. The delight is in the detail, darling Drawing on distinctly Cuban resort themes, with a particular focus on botanical and nautical pieces, this season’s highlights are definitely the loving details that round off each garment. Shoulders and sleeves take centre stage, with plenty of ruffle detailing and sultry, cold-shoulder items.
Tie detail is also key, and makes an appearance on sleeves, necklines and waists; with contrast and self-colour embroidery offering a dash of alluring texture. Stripes in all shapes and sizes are also front and centre. A substantial portion of the collection consists of breathable fabrics like pure cotton and linen blends to ensure comfort on those blazing hot days; while viscose and Rayon blends are employed for a light and airy feel with exceptional drape.Updated footwear & trendsetting accessories Put your best foot forward this season with Poetry’s expanded collection of classic heeled sandals and wedges. The Made in Spain espadrilles are now available in classic-, lace-, and cage-inspired wedge variants; as well as a classic slide variant with a single strap, and a pointy slip with ornamental detail.
Other exciting footwear options include the Luna braided slide, the Rayne brogue, and Sophia babouche with ornamental detail. Those who prefer comfort are also spoiled for choice, with a selection of feminine sneakers between R350 and R599; a variety of flat sandals between R499 and R999; modern loafers, lower wedges and padded court shoes.TOP TIP: Look out for the new range of Poetry footwear! This season’s favourite is the Poetry Caroline, a pointy loafer that pairs wonderfully with a variety of summer looks. As for accessories, SS18 comes with all the bells and whistles. Think leather bags in beautiful silhouettes of all shapes and sizes, in gorgeous colours and executions. Belts are also big -the trendy waist belt is back by popular demand and will now also be available in a shimmering nude.
Naturally, fun in the sun calls for some cover, so choose an effortless kimono paired with lovely summer hat. This season, there are plenty to choose from -wide brimmed, hand-woven, embroidered, many interesting colours, and even a light, roll-up travel visor for on-the-go convenience. Complete the picture with a beautiful lightweight silk scarf and a leather travel capsule consisting of a wallet set, pouch set and weekender bag.Visit Poetry.