AG Adriano Goldschmied has gone back to nature for Spring Summer 2014, exploring elements of flight and weightlessness while foundation denims and AG-ed Vintage washes keep the collection down to earth. Colours recall the early morning transition from dark to dawn, with elegantly shaded hues, hushed pastels, and sun-warmed neutrals. Prints of feathers, dandelions, and abstract bird nests are woven throughout and they look really intriguing. Spring also marks the debut of new add-ons: belts in rich, buttery leathers to complement the understated luxury that the brand have.
Tonal layering mixes textures in nuanced hues of sand and blush; the silken Luminous Tank floats beneath a slouchy zip-front cardi dress, striking a balance with the Absolute Legging’s sleek silhouette. The chambray Marcel Shirt pairs effortlessly with the weathered Drew boyfriend jean, while the Radiance Tee reimagines an everyday basic in a whisper-light mix of modal jersey and rayon piecing.
Zipper accents deliver a modern touch to fluid dresses, knit layers, and the newest skinnies of the season—the Taxi Zip, detailed with a mini zip pocket at the outer thigh, and the Reagan, a paneled style with ankle zippers along the inseam.
A touch of the unexpected elevates both on-the-clock essentials and downtime classics. Contrast piecing adds interest to fundamental tees and oxford shirting. The nature-inspired prints of the Dive Bomber denim jacket and the Aviator S/S Shirt are low-key but forward-thinking options for incorporating pattern, with ties and pocket squares to match.
Brilliant white selvage offers a palate-cleansing take on denim, as twills and sueded sateens supply toned-down shots of color. The Kannon trouser and short feature a two-tone waistband with drawstring closure for daringly pared-down style. All-terrain influence is evident in the Utilitarian slim and the Expedition pant, capturing the adventurous spirit of the collection.