A trip to Renaissance boutique is so much more than a chance to buy clothes, it’s an opportunity to reinvent yourself and to explore how to make fashion work for you.
Learn to enjoy clothes, to become as passionate and excited about new labels as their team of stylists are, and to find confidence in dressing well and looking great. With new brands and collections arriving daily, owner, Lesley guides us through what you can expect from the spring collections at Renaissance.
As we move into the spring season it’s all about the exuberance of 80’s fashion. Think Princess Diana in her heyday. Embellishment, detail and colour all come together in bold and striking looks. But the modern take on the iconic era is about balancing the hard with the soft, wearing leather with your pearls, or a soft feminine blouse with sharp tailoring.
Lesley is at her most animated when she talks about new arrival to the store, Parisian designer Edward Achour. The designer most embodies this season’s fashion, with a collection that pays homage to Chanel. “It’s got everything you need; lace, volume, tailored jackets, frills, ruffles and embellishment. It really is a couture revolution, made accessible to all.”
“Everything is becoming more luxurious this season,” Lesley assures me. Athleisure pieces by Marc Cain have arrived in the boutique, elevating comfort wear to something altogether more high-fashion. Adorned with crystals or in bold prints, it’s anything but shy and retiring. Marc Cain remains a staple of the boutique as his collection is so versatile and fashion forward. Find tailoring in vivid and colourful prints screaming to be intermixed, or light weight embellished jackets – perfect for the transitioning weather.
Max Mara’s collection is straight out of a Hitchcock movie and a celebration of all things feminine. Romantic and girly, with sumptuous soft cashmeres and silks. The collection features delicate florals against a backdrop of pastels and nude tones, for a true princess look. You’ll find a wealth of soft tailoring in the boutique this Spring, with relaxed silk shirts, separates and maxi floral dresses from Equipment.
Trousers are also having a moment this season with the runway showing everything from paper bag styles to cargo pants. Waists should be worn high and cinched and wide legs trousers are an absolute must. For the brave among us, dare to ditch the skinny jeans in favour of wide flared denims. “We’ll be stocking all these options this season, so there will absolutely be something for everyone. I can’t wait to see how our customers interpret these latest styles and bring life to the clothes.”