What to Expect This Season from Zara and Massimo Dutti

Just like any other girl, I love fashion. I pour over magazines and browse through racks upon racks in my favorite stores. But you’re probably not used to me gushing over the latest craze or the newest fashion favorite–and there’s a reason. I’m a classic dresser: I know what works for me (and what doesn’t) and I tend to choose timeless pieces over trendy, edgier ones.

This is not to say that I don’t keep up with the fashion seasons as they come and go. It’s always exciting to discover inspired new creations and see what I can add to my wardrobe. Fashion shows and new store openings are the grown-up way to play dress up, right?

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” This quote by model and actress Lauren Hutton echoes what I think.

It’s the kind of thought to rest on as I perused the newest collections of Zara and Massimo Dutti, of which I had the privilege to see at a press preview a few days ago.

With Store Specialist Inc’s EVP Mr. Anton Huang and PR Manager Malu Francisco at the Press Launch of SSI’s Fall Winter Collection

Zara and Massimo Dutti are two of my go-to and favorite brands ever since they opened shop here. They always have something classy and classic, without being boring and always offering that modern twist.

Their latest collections, interestingly, are looking backwards. Decades back, in fact.

The Massimo Dutti Fall/Winter 2015/2016 collection is inspired by cinema classics, particularly films from the 70s. I love the description, like it’s written for me:

The Women’s collection, based on a concept of internal creation, is above all aimed at women who are urbanites and naturally sophisticated: a city woman who is practical, elegant and contemporary, who believes in her style and knows what she wants; a woman seeking a personal style without neglecting some of the current-day international catwalk trends.

Massimo Dutti - Woman 6

Massimo Dutti - Woman 5

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Massimo Dutti - Woman 1

Meanwhile, the Zara Fall/Winter 2015 collection is more about a reinterpretation of past fashion trends into more polished and tailored pieces. The collection branches out into several themes. While some themes are more bohemian or rock’n’roll for my style, there are pieces that did catch my eye. The general idea, anyway, is this:

Each unique trend in Zara’s womenswear encapsulates sophistication in its own right, while transforming the decades-old trends into fresh, modern and tailored pieces. There is an abundance of lace & jacquard fabrics all throughout the collection, from elegant lace dresses to blouses with delicate jacquard looms.

Zara AW - 30

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And as another iconic designer Edith Head once said, “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.”

Well, with all the plans I have in my head right now for The Spoiled Mummy and Grace Home, I take that as my cue to go shopping. I need to update my wardrobe now!

See you in the stores!

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