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    The New School of Cool

    Preppy meets polished in this season’s designer looks. New arrivals from trendsetting labels like McQ, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana radiate an attitude that’s perfectly in sync with the heady days of spring.


    McQ’s playful striped T-shirt is covered with cartoon eyes (including a pair that watches your back), and the brand’s swallow badge is embroidered on the front. The cotton shirt is slim-cut and has a natural stretch, keeping you comfortable no matter where your day takes you. We’ve combined it with a red hoodie and drawstring shorts for a look that’s relaxed yet smart. Finish off with low-top sneakers or leather ankle boots.


    This look is positively electric. It’s all about the jacket, of course: Versace’s gorgeous, cobalt blue, moto-inspired jacket in buttery lambskin leather. That vivid colour – echoed in the silk knit beneath – evokes seaside holidays or the iconic rooftops of Santorini. Wear the jacket with white pants for evenings out, or denim jeans for the ultimate in casual cool.


    New to Harry Rosen, Thom Browne – an award-winning American designer with a worldwide cult following – brings a fresh take to everyday classics. We admire the eye-catching touches on this bomber-style windbreaker: contrasting zipper, branded patch on the left pocket, and Browne’s signature red, white and blue tag on the upper back, crowning a vertical mesh stripe in the middle. Single-pleat wool pants evoke a varsity spirit, and the label’s tri-coloured ribbon adorns the placket of the oxford shirt. Available in-store only at select locations.




    Show up in Etro’s striking sports jacket and watch heads turn. Vibrant hues accentuate a lush pattern of palm leaves and flowers. Unbutton the jacket to reveal a light blue, geometric printed lining – a touch that’s pure Etro. Keep the look casual with a T-shirt or dress it up with a white shirt and bow tie. Either way, underpinnings should be understated. Let the jacket do the talking.


    McQ presents a decidedly urban look, splashed with conspicuous logos in the brand’s ornate script. The snap-button blouson jacket, made with a cotton blend, is adorned with badges starring the brand’s signature swallow. Logos also appear on the hoodie’s front and sleeves, and on the drawstring joggers and backpack.


    Perfect for après-ski or the chilly days of early spring, this Moncler puffer is both practical and whimsical. It’s quilted with lightweight padding, and it’s reversible – one side is solid red, and the other features Monduck, the brand’s funny, feathered mascot (star of his own comic strip since 1968). Wear it over a T-shirt and joggers.


    The blouson jacket is versatile and timeless. Also called a Harrington jacket, this roomy, waist-length garment with a stand-up collar, slanted pockets and elasticized cuffs and hem was favoured by icons like Steve McQueen and James Dean. Dsquared2’s leather-and-cotton version is boxy and slightly oversized, with an exaggerated collar and cargo pockets. The jacket looks effortlessly cool over Dsquared2’s paint-splattered, distressed skinny jeans.


    Dolce & Gabbana’s beautiful leather jacket in navy blue lambskin is the centrepiece of this sleek and sophisticated outfit. Appealing details include a silk lining, an exaggerated zipper pull and a detachable strap with a royal blue logo. The understated look allows you to make a statement with other pieces, such as this striking shirt with leopard appliqués on the collar and cuffs.