Marc Cain’s newest collection is vibrant, youthful and most importantly, wearable. Here are the standout looks from the Fall/Winter 2019 Season.

Vibrant tones like Campari and Pink, Lemon and Kelly Green and Midnight Blue team up in Marc Cain’s Fall/Winter 2019 Collection, inspired by Smart-Meets-Casual Brit Chic.

In contrast to such dynamic hues, warm caramel shades paired with bright lime-lemon accents dominated the runway. “Marc Cain is characterized by intensive, tone-setting colours this season,” says Nadine Frichot, head of design. Along with bold nods to the animal kingdom with prints, fur and snakeskin, the rich beige tones reflect naturalism, and strike the right balance against such punchy colours.

An admiration for luxurious, textured fabrics like soft cashmere and wool, fluffy mohair and fine silk permeates the collection, with cozy yet sophisticated looks for the cooler evenings ahead. “Mix and match is the motto with the prints,” says Frichot of the classic design that’s interpreted anew here. “Large-scale leopard patterns are styled with printed glen check made of scuba jersey.” Some of the most noteworthy pieces include voluminous down parkas, available in an array of shiny shades. “Macro blossoms are shown on knit pullovers as well as on midi- length dresses and skirts,” says Frichot. Inspired by the effortless chic of the French, the Marc Cain Sports Collection features sophisticated sportswear with a feminine angle—shades of lilac, rosé and mint are powerful pastels that shake up the classic black-and- white looks. “Whether zebra, giraffe or leopard, all of the prints originate from the animal kingdom,” says Katerina Grigoriadis, head of sports design. Playful hearts are incorporated for a flawless display of public affection. Athleisure prevails as the best solution for casual and sporty with a soft feminine edge. Sneakers add perkiness, and berets and baker boy caps provide a certain je ne sais quoi that is oh so French. – AC

Swooning over the Swap Bag

A pocketbook is a most essential accessory: where else to keep everything you’ll need to transition from day to night? More than just a purse for lipstick and keys, the Swap Bag is perfect for everyday occasions—and every outfit. The flap cover can be easily switched from colour to colour, with the help of a simple zip on the back. With a changeable strap—there are five style options for wearing it, from handbag to shoulder strap—the length adjusts along with you. It’s available in seed, apricot, beige and black, and each colour combo suits a different mood and look. A pointed-tip black flap and a round flap lid in a complementary colour are also included. Made in Italy, and manufactured in the most delicate calfskin leather, the Swap Bag is a statement piece and a wardrobe staple. – AC