Raffia, rattan, rope and straw playfully intertwine in this season’s hottest trend recalling joyful beach vacations and cerulean seas. The fashion world’s love of all things woven has been around for years but takes a fresh, artfully-chic approach for spring and summer. We’ve rounded up our favorite ways to wear this warm-weather trend around the District.
Carry the Season
Dreaming of an exotic vacation straight out of a postcard? Channel the straw embroidered gems of Capri with the Dolce & Gabbana Welcome Bag in woven raffia. The darling bag blends luxury and loungewear with impeccable, embellished details and gold hardware.
Bring the Weekend to Work
Bring a splash of summer into your weekday wardrobe with Tory Burch’s Chelsea woven cap toe heel. Woven textures will rule the transition from spring to summer and the luxurious lattice and bright orange color are a nice reminder of the sunny weekend to come.
Tie It Up
Add shape to your long flowing maxi-dress by cinching your waist with an artisan-style Utko belt from Isabel Marant. Akin to friendship bracelets of yesteryear, the woven cotton belt features an Aztec pattern that’s fit for a bohemian-style rendezvous. From seaside lounging to stage-side this festival season, this statement belt is brimming with potential.
Rock That Raffia
The aqua-green sequin skirt is just begging you to twirl. Vibrant and with just the right amount of “extra” for Miami, this convivial Pucci skirt mirrors the Art Deco palette of Miami Beach in a flawless Guanabana motif. The raffia trim is a perfect ode to the Caribbean, adding colorful movement and seemingly waving in the wind.
Perfect the Sailors’ Knot
Max Mara entwines two hit trends of the season with masterful precision. Ankle-tie shoes are a coveted item for spring alongside woven detail. Max Mara’s rope sandals pay homage to seafarers and the monochromatic woven rope braids tie at the ankle allowing your style to set sail this season.