It’s officially summertime and fashion is blooming with the season’s ready-to-wear pieces. The resurgence of dopamine dressing and the narrative of celebrating the pleasures of life is quite evident in these latest collections. For the spring-summer season, fashion labels have reinterpreted the basic wardrobe staples with renewed interest in abstract graphic prints, floral patterns, fringes, and tassel detailing.
To gear up for the warm weather and positive vibes, catch up with these latest April drops that will help you dress right for that Instagram-worthy outfit photo.
1. Linen Menswear, H&M India
Starring Indian musician and artist Armaan Malik, H&M India launches its linen collection for men. The range features fresh classics that are high on aesthetics and captures the essence of comfort with timeless elegance. With free-flowing and breezy silhouettes—you can find long sleeve shirts, tees, resort shirts, along with pull-on trousers and shorts in relaxed fits made of linen. The silhouettes and colours give the collection a fresh and light feel through soothing neutral and pastel tones along with playful prints. This linen edit is a perfect addition to any guy’s summer wardrobe.
The collection is available in all H&M stores as well as online and Myntra.
2. Likha, Nykaa Fashion
The multi-brand e-commerce platform, Nykaa Fashion, recently introduced a contemporary ethnic-wear brand offering an everyday, casual aesthetic called Likha. Dominated by the humble classic kurta—a staple in Indian wardrobe—the range also features co-ord sets, tunic tops, and free-flowing anarkali sets in age-old craft techniques such as block and screen printing, block print styles, gotta patti, and Lucknowi chikankari that can be donned with ease. This ethnic workwear edit can transcend seasons while bringing both a fresh element and elegant wardrobe style for anyone looking for a comfy summer upgrade.
3. Spring Summer’22 Collection, Kazo
Fashion brand, Kazo’s Spring Summer 22’ collection boasts effortless yet eye-catching looks filled with electrifying colour palettes, glamorous silhouettes, and striking prints. Encapsulating the essence of a youthful summer, there’s something for every kind of style sensibility. Expect co-ord sets with bold hues and floral showers, tops with dramatic ruffled sleeves or casual cartoon-inspired tees, summer dresses, and even evening gowns for a date or cocktail party. The colour palette is enticing with bright yellows and dramatic crimson hues, along with textures of jacquards and lace in some ensembles that ooze a new kind of cool. Moreover, Kazo’s SS’22 is extended to jewellery—from dainty chains to bold chokers, from dangling neckpieces to unique-shaped earrings and bracelets. An array of bags in quilted pink, mauve, and blacks as well as gold and silver clutches are also some necessary summer wardrobe options.
4. Linen Range, Live Linen
A treasure trove of linen clothing, homegrown lifestyle brand Live Linen has come up with a new summer collection made with this feel-good fabric. For women, there are maxi dresses with delicate lace details, tops with Kantha detailing; for men, relaxed pants and shirts are the top picks. Although the breathable fabric brings a flair on its own, the collection is laden with minimal aesthetic having summer niche palettes—a lot of pastel blue, crimson, and beige and intricate designs. The pieces have set a tone for vibrant and breezy ensembles with high-street designs—one that bestows endless comfort and a carefree look to embrace all day.
5. Lifewear Collection, Uniqlo
Built around a simple theme that navigates The Joys of Clothing, Japanese fashion retail brand Uniqlo has curated its 2022 Spring/Summer LifeWear collection with versatile season staples that may be worn both on and off-duty. The ensembles are perfect for these transitional months as you go from building a wardrobe, that is perfect for an afternoon by the beach or embracing the ‘back to office’ metropolitan lifestyle with contemporary clothing that blends in with the season’s greetings. The collection seamlessly takes the wearer from work to downtime—like the graceful tiered mini-dress, their staple AIRism sports utility wear, and EZY jeans for men where the lining feels soft and comfortable like sweatpants or cotton tees. The collection also offers premium linen options in a diverse array of colours. These easy breezy outfits in natural textures and soothing neutral palettes are light and breathable to let the wearer welcome the new season in comfort and style.
6. Limited Art Collection, Casa Pop By Raseel Gujral
Applauded for her archetypal kitschy patterning, designer Raseel Gujral has introduced a limited edition art series titled ‘art around the clock’ with her lifestyle brand, Casa Pop. The collection features a riot of colours and art-inspired designs with a variety of motifs, including Mughal miniatures, Indian flora and fauna in a bold avatar, and vignettes of wildlife peeping through. It’s an accessories treasure house featuring unapologetically vibrant tote bags, satin silk scarves that you can don as tops or as style enhancers, and pocket squares that brighten the business suit look. This kitschy collection is a range of limited edition pieces that are a perfect addition to complement the closet of a vibrant urban consumer.
7. Spring Summer’22, MoonRay
Mindful fashion label, Moonray by Karishma and Avantika Swali, brings forth a Spring Summer 2022 collection, ‘You Are Home’, that features modern and tailored silhouettes that are both fuss-free and functional. With handcrafted details like the moon drop cutouts and beading, appliqué, contrast detailing, and tie-n-dye—these traditional techniques work wonderfully for a modern craft aesthetic that the free-spirited collection weaves.
Stand out in the brand’s experimental geometry prints: a lot of checkered and striped patterns in smocked dresses, bustier tops, and midi skirts for an upgraded everyday style. The pret line of garments has an effortless style quotient immersed in mindful curation where the fabrics range from hand-spun and hand-woven kala cotton and organic cotton to forest-certified viscose and raw denim.
8. Spring Summer 2022, Style Junkiie
Homegrown high-street fashion brand Style Junkiie’s new collection surrounds the easy-going vibe of the city of Bombay with relaxed glam styles. Titled ‘It’s So You’, the collection is built on the lines of staples and must-haves with bespoke prints—right from vintage paisleys to new-age stripes and patterns, bringing a dash of glimmer and flair. The easy, free-flowing silhouettes in bright solid hues range from jumpsuits, layered tops and shirts, statement denim accented with tassels, shells, and mirrors adding a relaxed yet glam quotient. The fabrics used are comfortable and breezy too, which include a variety of crepes and soft chiffons.
9. Men’s Spring-Summer’22, Rare Rabbit
From the House of Rare, Rare Rabbit, a high-street homegrown label for men launched its summer collection dedicated to men on the go. A mixture of bold, modern prints and classic silhouettes that aim to appeal to all men takes centre stage in the collection. The silhouettes are infused with a riot of colours and prints in shirts, t-shirts, trousers, shoes, and much more. Another significant aspect of their ensemble is the varied colour palette—from soothing beige and khakis to flirty, bright colours. The multi-purpose silhouettes mirror the elevated functionality and in fact, these pieces are lightweight and settle down on the breathability factor.
10. Spring Summer'22, Forever New
Global fast-fashion brand Forever New’s latest season collection throws focus on timeless pieces that never go out of style and remain the epitome of finesse and elan. The collection allows you to refresh your wardrobe with alluring tops, special occasion dresses, and fitting denim jeans. With soothing pastel colours and dreamy vintage blossom prints—the silhouettes are perfect to transform from a dainty brunch look to a charming dinner rendezvous. Plus, they are comfortable, easy-going, and let you welcome the season looking resplendent.