Of styles, stripes and solids

United Colors of Benetton, unveiled its latest Autumn- Winter 2017 collection – an amalgamation of Italian style and global taste. The chic and trendy collection reprises and re-masters classic motifs from the brand. Checks, stripes and structured patterns in myriad colours are the key highlights for both men and women. The collection hinges on trendy pieces, in high quality and attention to detail. Benetton’s visual heritage – colour, stripes, knitwear patterns and chic everyday fashion, is revisited with experimental touches, such as lurex, structured checks and original wool-blends. Fashionistas will also love the basic easy wear in a kaleidoscope of knits, dresses and pullovers in colour block and inventive plays of stripes, chevrons and geometric motifs. From maxi-dresses, long skirts and bowtie neck blouses, to the more athleisure styles with pieces suitable for both gym and lounge wear, United Colors of Benetton is all about being cool, easy fashion that is feminine and stylish. Must-haves from the collection include gingham or striped shirts embellished with ruffles and embroidery that lend a unique, neo-romantic look to miniskirts and jeans. Pastel-colored blouses give a very chic look for special evenings, while the body-skimming, minimal cool dresses are perfect for everyday wear. The AW17 men’s colletion showcases checks, stripes and argyle patterns featured on colourful, modern knitwear – that combines jersey and wool. The elegance of Italian style makes a return in the proportions of structured but casual shirts, coats and jackets, and in the silhouettes of pants and outerwear with fluid, relaxed lines. The innovative colour range makes bold with pink and pastel shades to mix with black/red/mustard colour block wool pullovers and ultramodern digital prints. Jeans are deconstructed, cut and asymmetric, while the new cargo pants in sandy-coloured textured cotton are given a work-wear touch with maxi accordion pockets.