Darren Kennedy: A whiter shade of pale – classic, tailored and as fresh as ever

White suits: not just for sailors. The warm-weather update to the classic, tailored feminine suit looks as fresh as ever. Designers certainly think so, anyway. For spring summer, Ralph Lauren mixed it up by putting model Candice Swanepoel in a white tuxedo-turned-gown.

Adam Lippes went super oversized, pairing a slouchy white suit with a pop of pistachio in the form of a tube top underneath. At both Joseph and Acne Studios, androgynous white tuxedos were worn with shirts boasting large lapel collars while at Noon by Noor, calf-length culottes replaced trousers. And finally, at Rachel Zoe, a tailored snow-white suit came just as I like it: simple and chic.

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Ah, Cannes! So many utterly divine outfit opportunities over the two-week film festival. At a 50th anniversary celebration in Monaco for Tag Heuer, British model Jourdan Dunn dazzled in a laser-cut embroidered dress by Zimmermann. White shoes and a blingtastic Tag Heuer watch completed the look.

One for the boys

Gameface moisturiser


In a recent interview with GQ magazine, Dr Pimple Popper, aka California-based dermatologist Sandra Lee, said she will never use one thing: free hotel room moisturising lotion. The widely influential derm (she has 3.3 million followers on Instagram) said those mini-size lotions are often heavily fragranced and will actually dry you out. Triumph & Disaster’s Gameface Moisturiser contains carefully chosen ingredients to give fresh, clean results and masculine aromas. So, next time you pack for your trip away, ensure you bring your own. DETAILS: Gameface Moisturiser, €45, Triumph & Disaster from Arnotts.ie

Top Tip

Why not swap your white suit trousers for a pair of free-flowing, roomy shorts? A belted version will look great with a silky camisole and a slightly oversized white blazer. Head to & Other Stories or ASOS.com for affordable, versatile versions.

Wish list

The ‘Nina’ belted swimsuit, €155, Solid & Striped from Matchesfashion.com

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