For Spring/Summer 2019, Sofie D’Hoore presents a collection of minimal and refined silhouettes that explore the themes of structure and fluidity. Meticulously constructed pieces based on geometric forms create a clean and sculptural aesthetic that is offset by elegant designs featuring gathers, twists and folds. In both cases, the focus is on ease and simplicity: clothes with minimal fastenings that simply slide over the body. Cool cottons are a mainstay of the collection and used to maximum effect: firm twills lend volume and definition to tailoring while superfine poplins skim the figure and create movement. New this season is D’Hoore’s self-designed broderie anglaise in a robust cotton twill – a contemporary update of a traditional technique. Other natural fabrics include cotton and silk blends, pure silk, linen, sumptuous shearlings and superfine double-faced wool. Prints are strictly graphic and range from bold window-pane checks to stripes of varying widths, the latter of which create eye-catching optical effects when ruched or ruffled. Also interesting is a modern lace featuring a rectilinear interplay of verticals and diagonals. The colour palette this season is a playful mix of vivacious shades such as kiss, poppy and violet and calm neutrals such as phosphor, indigo and cinnamon. Interwoven throughout are shades of sea, sky and land, ranging from pale and luminous blues and greens (dragée, chlorofyl) to rich leafy tones (laurel, caper). D’Hoore’s essential leather high- and low-tops in revised colour combinations sit alongside her quintessential sandals. A versatile, pull-on leather bootee with coloured rubber soles also makes its debut this season, as do simple sleepwear sets in coordinating drawstring bags.