Just as every time, I watched closely the shows of the major fashion houses, the ones that set the tone, and dictate the new trends. The shows surely impress, inspire and influence what we’ll wear in the next six months. Discover below the most important trends for spring-summer.
Whether we are talking about day or evening outfits, the designers propose for this season some pieces that seduce through their unexpected cutouts. I’ve admired them at the Louis Vuitton, Celine and Emilio Pucci’s catwalks, who have used these cutouts especially in the waist area. The dresses, which otherwise would have seemed classic, get out of the crowd now through this little detail, but with a guaranteed effect.
The stripes never missed the catwalks in the recent seasons. And now, they have a special place in many collections, such as Proenza Schouler, Sonia Rykiel or Ports 1961. If you think of the classic combination of navy blue and white (which is elegant and yes, you can wear it any time), well, it’s not about it now. But about colored stripes as if they are torn from the deckchairs and beach umbrellas. All heralding a joyful summer!
Flowers, flowers and again flowers
Again, there’s no spring without floral prints. And Christopher Kane, Prada and Chloe know it all too well. There’s no novelty anymore that the print pieces look damn good when combined with other prints, not just with the classic uni outfits – and the fashion shows keep reminding us that. The most obvious example is Chloe, which combines two different floral print pieces, but keeps the same color palette.
The plaid game
Alexander McQueen, Prada and Vivienne Westwood bring back the tartan in the limelight. And each is doing it in a very unique way: McQueen bets on the black and white suit. Vivienne Westwood proposes a masculine-inspired look, but slows down the classic jacket with shorts. And Prada counts on color: the checkered colored jacket is mixed with very short pants, with a print in contrasting shades.
Vibrant colors, which pop. Assumed outfits, which have nothing to do with discretion. This season, the strong colors are not tempered with neutral tones – on the contrary: I saw a total coral look at Ports 1961, yellow at Emilio Pucci or green at Haider Ackermann. Contrasts are achieved through make-up or accessories, or are simply missing altogether.
The reinvented white shirt
More and more designers reinvent classical pieces and, moreover, do it in an absolutely sensational way. So, the spring and summer of 2017 are dominated by the white shirt revamped in every way you might think of. Some examples? Jacquemus chose bouffant, oversized sleeves, Alexander Wang proposes a cropped shirt, but with long sleeves, and Jil Sander goes for a gorgeous shirt-dress, which is one of the key pieces of this season.
The safari trend is perhaps more loved than ever, due to feminine cuts and precious materials, shiny silk in particular. At Victoria Beckham and Nicholas K, the outfits are so light that it feels they almost don’t touch the body. Marni preferred an outfit with jacket, trousers and many overlays, but tamed with high heeled shoes.
Any tutu and ballet aficionada will love this trend. Dior used the tulle to create transparent skirts, conferring femininity, Carolina Herrera has opted for a skirt with a multitude of tulle layers, while Rocha proposed a colored tulle outfit from head to toe.
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