But what a confusing message this year! Moving forward or turning back? Just look at the sample below - I distinctly remember seeing that same outfit in the 60s, or thereabout.
What's new here?
And when the design doesn't attract, depending on a celebrity (or their offspring) to draw attention:
I reach out to my all-time favorite Dries van Noten for something really magnificent, and I can't believe my eyes. His latest reminds me of the merchandise at Trieste's Ponte Rosso we used to flock to from the communist Yugoslavia. Dries, how could you?
I think I've seen more original creations in H & M last time I shopped there. So now I turn to reliable catalogues, such as Boden, and I find a pair of scalloped shorts, such as I wore at least 30 years ago in South Africa, and a maxi dress I got in the 70s in Rome:
Last resort - Swedish designers: Meh!
The spring does not look promising this year. One remaining hope: the groundhog.