In keeping with what’s hot this season, Old Khaki has infused their spring/summer 2018 collection with the heart and soul of a sultry, hot tropical summer in old Cuba, reflecting the “buena vista” to be found in brightly painted facades and vintage cars parked on cobbled streets that echo with the sounds of a fiesta.Nowhere is this more evident than in their take on the iconic Havana shirt with palm-tree prints and the array of embroidered off-the-shoulder summer dresses made for dressing up, or down. The collection is launched with a vintage-inspired, washed-out palette of summer pastels before progressing to a high summer palette of bold magenta, orange and tropical colours. SS18 womenswear at Old Khaki This summer’s colours include millennial pink, summer berries, yellows, olive green and shades with a dark base accentuated by vibrant prints. Think vivid floral or jungle prints on a dark base with contrasting white tops. Shorts and dresses will provide cool relief on a hot day. “Picture dark jumpsuits, worn on their own or offset with a fresh white T-shirt underneath, or shadow-patched, mid-wash skinny jeans or bright blue stretch jeggings teamed with a loose off-the-shoulder top.
Pair culottes with comfortable sneakers or sandals,” says Old Khaki’s womenswear buyer, Dalene Gourley. “Our new range of embroidered, off-the-shoulder dresses is just right for easy-wearing on a hot summer night, and then there are our fabulous kimonos, perfect for slipping into after a day at the beach – a first for Old Khaki.” New to the women’s denim range are trucker jackets and shorts in a choice of three lengths, ideal for matching with one of the new lightweight knits and woven tops that, too, are either printed or embroidered.SS18 menswear at Old Khaki The Cuban theme is present in the menswear range, too, that makes use of graphic and tropical prints. Key to the range are colour combinations that pair millennial pink and summer berries with olive green and charcoal, or yellow with navy and olive.
“These fresh new colours are used throughout our range, from our signature check shirts and golfers to printed T-shirts and shorts,” says Amy Hope-Sotherton, Old Khaki’s menswear buyer. “It’s definitely the season of prints made new with a variety of micro prints coming through to create the illusion of a textured fabric, rather than a specific print, especially on shorts.
Another important trend is dark floral/tropical prints, which we incorporated on shirts, T-shirts and shorts. Cotton, linen dominate across categories, some with extra stretch to ensure a cool, stressfree summer.” In terms of accessories, Old Khaki has a cap for every man with details such as 3D embroidery, raised rubberised prints, micro-branding and Old Khaki’s signature groat in various applications.Footwear The summer’s women’s and men’s footwear were selected to be worn throughout the day, from an early-morning catch-up with friends over coffee to a party in cool comfort. Their off-duty shoes will be a welcome addition to any casual wardrobe. The first items are already available in store and online and will continually be added to until the end of December.
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