Last week Spree revealed their Autumn/Winter collection for the year, and we must put it out upfront, we are all kinds of here for it!
Runways have been bombarding us with ‘70s-inspired fashion since summer, and as the most desirable accessible trend to come out of fashion week – Spree’s Autumn/Winter collection embraces the trend for the season.
Leading with ‘boho’ styles, Seventies trends and contemporary shapes, the Spree AW16 collection is full to the brim with amazing coats and glamorous maxi dresses. Familiar shapes get a retro twist in shades of mustard, deep jewel greens and moody maroons, while details come from fringing on skirts and boots and lacing on necklines.
As every season brings with it an attention-grabbing leading lady, bets this season are on the leopard-print coat from Mango (yours for R1999) and a tiered Style Republic maxi dress available in white and black (R449).
Classic coats, from trustworthy trenches to cutting-edge capes – such as the camel structured coat or the exquisite green cape-coat – are available with irresistible price tags, allowing you to snap up a wardrobe’s worth of statement buys without blowing the budget.
The building blocks of any winter wardrobe, knitwear is a highlight again in this Winter collection… pair yours with dark denim flares, or layer underneath a dress for a hint of bohemia.
Sultry suedes are everywhere; the girl who dares-to-wear rocks the caramel hue from top-to-toe with a knitted polo-neck and boots that touch the thigh, while the modern lady indulges with a classic bomber jacket in Seventies suede, which she throws over her basics with ease for an instant update.
Dresses are where romance come into play, with tiered hemlines and tassel detailing lending itself to the free love mood that ruled the Seventies. But its accessories that will truly let you express yourself this season: wear as much fringing as you can handle as an ode to the leading ladies of the decade.
The women’s collection has everything you would expect to see in an Autumn/Winter offering – cosy knitwear, blanket wraps, ankle boots, and those ultra-fluffy, faux fur jackets, perfect to ensure you look stylish all winter.
Winter for men at Spree means a weather-ready parker, a great pair of jeans and trainers – all from some of the most sought-after international and local brands. The collection is all about ‘athleisure’. The comfort and ease of your athletic staples mixed with the luxury of your essential items. A butter soft bomber jacket keeping you warm on the streets while the relaxed fit of your favourite joggers adds just the right amount of contemporary cool. Or how about your go-to chinos, the ones that take you from on-duty to off, paired with a slick sweater.
For AW16 it’s all about the high-low way of life, and infusing your active-wear with just the right amount of sharp tailoring and modern cool. It’s a new era, with new rules. Sneakers go with suits when lines are kept clean, tracksuit pants can run straight into the boardroom when worn with preppy separates and your hoodies look sharp with slim-fit trousers.
We may be in the middle of a summer drought, but fashion waits for no man (or woman) with the Spree Autumn/Winter 16 collection! Now available online.