Pocket watch: 11 ways to nail summer’s essential detail

The joy of the current crop of chic utilitarian looks is not just their elevated luxury but their pragmatic detailing too

Designers such as Givenchy, Dawei, Simone Rocha, Fendi and Tom Ford all put an emphasis on pocket detailing into their spring summer collections

Cargo pants have been around since the 1990s but this season has seen designers, (and celebrities) revitalising the coveted trouser with a new spin on military chic. And from Fendi to Givenchy to our own Simone Rocha, the pocket is the defining extra – a technicality that can turn a good design into a great and eminently wearable one. Here are eleven styles that pack extra pocket punch.

Cotton-ripstop wide-leg cargo pants, €570, Acne Studios at
Ursa keeper leather belt bag, €108,
Belted twill short-sleeve utility shirt, €199, Polo Ralph Lauren
Vokayo straight-leg cargo jeans, €385, Isabel Marant at
High-rise denim shorts, €580, Loewe
Essentials poplin mide dress, €550, CO at
Maggi cargo midi skirt, €178,
Satin cargo-pocket shorts, €568, Sacai at
Drawstring waist cargo parachute midi skirt, €31.99, Bershka at
Straight hem crewneck cargo t-shirt, €229.15, Jacquemus at
Cargo jumpsuit, €45.95, Zara