Sailor stripes, tote bags, light deck shoes and shades of blue...whether you’re destined for the yacht or the boardwalk, nautical fashion is the perfect combination of comfort and chic. A gloriously summery refrain, sailing clothes are a perennial source of inspiration for designers and major fashion houses, to the great delight of sophisticated dressers and neo-dandies alike. Climb aboard with us as we chart a course towards the season's key pieces.
The Beatris dress from Italian fashion house and wool and cashmere specialist Loro Piana is a cool, lightweight, breath of fresh air. With a subtle V-back, the delicate silk crêpe caresses the skin in a patchwork of stripes.
Striped dress in silk crêpe
LORO PIANA, Allée François Blanc, Monaco +377 97 97 56 21 www.loropiana.com
Head to Akris in the new One Monte-Carlo luxury shopping district to browse through the Swiss label’s new pieces. As part of the fashion house’s collaboration with artist Geta Brătescu, the iconic multiway shopper bag has had a makeover in canvas, complete with a leather graphic motif.
AKRIS, One Monte-Carlo, Place du Casino, Monaco +377 93 25 34 04 www.akris.ch
With Piaget’s Possession collection’s thirtieth anniversary close at hand, their rotating ring still sparks joy with its bold, festive and colourful style. This season the range is expanding, with new additions including white chalcedony cabochons. The must-have piece? A cluster of bangles that jingles a merry tune as its wearer walks.
PIAGET, Avenue des Beaux-Arts, Monaco +377 93 50 44 16 www.piaget.fr
Knitwear is a mainstay at Loro Piana. For gentlemen, the timeless sailor’s sweater is back – this time in a super-wearable Egyptian cotton with a round neck.
Brushed leather boat shoes have been revisited and revised Prada-style, and given the Italian label’s signature look. These feature a range of blue tones and have been trimmed with rubber soles and insert, complete with logo.
In the window of Zegg & Cerlati, one of Monaco’s leading luxury watch retailers, the true-blue Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde watch is sophistication itself. In addition to hours and minutes, the glossy face also has retrograde hands that playfully display both the date and day of the week. All in a 42.5 mm rose gold casing.