These key spring 15 looks (pictured) from Marc Cain demonstrate the diversity of its range, which takes influences from sportswear.
Relaxed silhouettes are the focus, including trans-seasonal slouchy knits and boyish tailoring in the form of long-line blazers and smart trousers. Stripes, spots and florals dominate prints, but the season’s real stars are the fabrics, with rubberised cottons, neoprene, metallic coatings and waxed denim used across major pieces. Jeans are an important component this season, with higher-waisted styles introduced for skinny fits. Wholesale prices available on request.
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Q&A KARIN VEIT, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MARC CAIN
What was your main source of inspiration for spring 15? The collections reflect current key topics: functionality and mobility. The looks are clean and easy with a sporty aesthetic, while remaining feminine and luxurious.
What do you think customers’ main priorities are? Dress-down styles are the order of the day. Skirts are playing a key role and are casually combined with sneakers. When it comes to shapes and materials, diversity is inspiring: pencil skirts in pastel-coloured lace, bell shapes made of raffia or neoprene, or calf-length and wrap styles.
Do you have a personal favourite piece? I think jogging pants made of lightweight, shiny silk or overdyed lace.
The sports-inspired trend is still going strong - will it continue? The spotlight is on innovative materials that exude simplicity
and modernity: neoprene, lasered jersey and 3D mesh. Acetate and techno-satin are also key players. The demand for comfortable but feminine items will increase.