Wednesday, 19 October 2016

TREND REPORT: SPRING/SUMMER 2017


As Spring/Summer 2017 draws to a halt on the catwalks of the four major cities, we walked away bedazzled by its statements, its pops of colour, its new creative directors that gave new lease of life into some of the most beloved houses of fashion, its throwbacks to past decades and its moments that made us quite literally say "oh my god". In Paris, Chanel gave us robots. Yes. Actual robots were the first models to strut onto a technology themed catwalk, with the girls wearing snapbacks and carrying small sparkling robot purses (think futuristic streetwear meets 1980s prints with the classic Chanel silhouette). Saint Laurent gave us black & white along with tailoring, both with classic 1980s shoulder pads right through to fitted suits to show off the feminine silhouette. The house of Dior was given a new lease of life thanks to its fresh creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who gave us statement tees, my favourite being "we should all be feminists". In New York Marc Jacobs took us to the dressing up box mixing dreadlocks, bright colours and gorgeous prints that will make a statement and make any passer-by think "wow". Alexander Wang also went street wear with a touch of neon and sports luxe thrown in their with his collection.

Over in London, as well as MulberryJasper Conran went for dark toned stripes, in multiple shapes mixed with dresses and earth-toned suits, VERSUS Versace gave us mustard yellow colours (my personal favourite trend for the season) mixed with sharp cuts whilst Simone Rocha completely reinvented the suit, taking elements of its shape and cutting them into sharp shirts, dresses and grey mac coats. And finally over in Milan, Moschino also took us to the dressing up box, creating playful outfits that looked like Barbie cutouts from a magazine with a 1950s retro twist, Gucci made pink the hottest colour to wear for Spring/Summer 17 alongside yellow, whilst Jil Sander mixed three trends together, think 1980s suits meets stripes meets black & white (if you thought killing two birds with one stone was good, this is even better). And finally, Prada made black & white a thing, mixing the two contrast colours in its pieces alongside the house of Saint Laurent who showcased pretty much the entire show in the colours, proving that black & white can certainly be worn in any context, at any time of the day and in any piece of clothing that is creatable. 

















So there we have it, Spring/Summer 2017 and what I think will be hot off the catwalk when the new season arrives. What do you think of Spring/Summer 2017? Who were your favourite collections from the shows? What's your favourite trends for the season and what trends will you be trying out? Let me know in the comments below and as always don't forget to be social:
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