Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Trends

Overall, there was a grown-up mood across all fashion weeks with lots of colours and feminine, softer pieces you would normally expect for the summer. It was also a bit of a mixed bag where designers took different directions and inspiration.

The key trends we should see though are; velvet, 80’s, sleeve detail and dresses worn over shirts or jumpers.

Here is my full breakdown:

COLOURS

Scarlet/Tomato Red
I saw a lot of bright pink, but this strong scarlet red was a dominant colour on the catwalks.
Designers: Paul & Joe, Ellery, Chanel, Akris, Nina Ricci, Vivienne Westwood, Alexis Mabille, H&M, AF Vandevorst, Antonio Berardi, House of Holland, Dolce & Gabbaba, J Mendel, DKNY, Monique Lhuillier, Escada

Saffron/Golden Honey
Predicted in my previous blog this was also an important colour for next winter.
Designers: Chanel, Hermes, Stella McCartney, Celine, Rochas, Toga, Paul Smith

Indigo Blue
Striking indigo blue was all over the catwalks giving real depth to the collections.
Designers: Alexis Mabille, H&M, Diesel Black Gold, AF Vandevorst, Antonio Berardi, Temperley London, David Koma, Gareth Pugh, Zandra Rhodes, Sibling, Zac Posen, Lela Rose, Escada

Goth Black
We’ve already seen Kendall Jenner making the black lip a make-up must have for the winter but head to toe black will be popular for the fall.
Designers: Dior, Ann Demeulemeester, Aganovic, Bottega Veneta, AF Vandevorst, Antonio Berardi, Daks, DKNY, Vera Wang

STYLES

Featured Sleeves
Following on from this summer’s trend, the voluminous statement sleeve was popular in every style from flared, bishops and leg o’ mutton. The bigger the better!
Designers: Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, Ellery, St Laurent, Acne Studios, Christian Dior, Chloe, Lemaire, Guy Laroche, Jacquemus, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marni, Emilio Pucci, Gucci, Toga, Erdem



Manish Blazers
We are still seing the masculine trend trickle on the catwalks but for autumn winter there was a lean to wards more oversized, androgenous loose fit styling.
Designers: Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Nina Ricci, Isabel Marant,  Vetements, Margaret Howell

Sleepwear
Again, something we will see this summer which will continue in gusto for autum is underwear as outerwear.
Designers: Off White, Stella McCartney, Nina Ricci, Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen

The 80’s
Personally I am still a little wary of the 80’s trend, but with punk leather, tartan and bright colours it is definitely one you can have fun with.
Designers: St Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Isabel Marant, MSGM, Just Cavalli, Mochino, House of Holland, Jil Stuart


Military Khaki
This wasn’t the hottest trend across the fashion weeks but is a classic and works well pared with contrasting feminine pieces.  
Designers: John Galliano, Haider Ackerman, Maison Margiela,


Layer Dresses
Lightweight dresses layered over jumpers and shirts were all over the catwalks and will be a major trend next winter.
Designers: Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Carven, Rochas, Dries Van Noten, Missoni, Luisa Beccaria, Marques Almeida, Mother of Pearl, Joseph, Simone Rocha, Fashion East, Oscar De La Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, Custo Barcelona, Altuzarra, Escada, M Missoni

Layering
Following on from the trend above we can expect to see more experimental layering giving a real depth to your look.
Designers: Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, Celine

Wrap Skirts
Alexa Chung has had a lot of influence on the street style with this trend and the asymmetric style is one that is not only fresh, but flattering too. Next season expect the wrap skirt and high slits to be popular.
Designers: David Koma, Sibling, Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham


Full Dresses
Long length and floaty styles you would expect for summer festivals will be the go-to piece next winter. 
Designers: Valentino, Chloe, H&M, Vionnet, Just Cavalli, Etro, Roberto Cavalli, Mother of Pearl, Christopher Kane, Pringle of Scotland, Erdem, Alexander McQueen, Zandra Rhodes, Emilia Wickstead, Daks, Dennis Basso, Altuzarra

Micro Flair Trouser
We have seen the cropped trouser, but the micro flair will be the new style of trouser.
Desingers: Paul & Joe, Roland Mouret, Giorgio Armain, Antonio Marras,  Tata Naka, Antonio Berardi, Jil Stuart, St Laurent

Tailored Jumpsuits
Not the strongest trend, but one not to discount due to the jumpsuits popularity. Next season we will see vibrant prints and structured tailoring.
Designers: Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci, Felder Felder

Oversized Jumper
One to keep warm next season! Styled over smarter skirts or belted to give that dramatic look.
Designers: Hermes, Celine, Damir Doma, Jil Sander, Etro, Cristiano Burani, No.21, Fay, Xiao Li, Joseph, Pringle of Scotland, Antonio Berardi, Topshop Unique, Sibling, Escada

Pleated skirts
This will be a popular trend and an easy one to style with winter jumpers.
Desingers: Valentino, Stella McCartney, Lowe, Blumarine, Cristiano Burani

Biker Jackets
Celebrities are already wearing the biker jacket and this is already set to be a big trend. Look for the more traditional chunky biker jacket and pair with more feminine dresses & skirts.
Designers: Valentino, Elie Saab, Antonio Marras, Diesel Black Gold, All Saints, Mulberry

 

PRINTS/TEXTURES

Placement Motifs & Slogans
We’ve seen this over the past seasons and its a great way to add personality to your outfits. 
Designers: Paul & Joe, Vetements, D&G, Just Cavalli, Emporio Armani, Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, Coach, Libertine, Jeremy Scott, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang

Stripes
Keep hold of your striped garments this summer as we will see them again for the winter. Seen in head to toe striking colours to really make a statement and enhance your figure.
Designers: Kenzo, Paul & Joe, Alexis Mabille, Balmain, Dries Van Noten, Salvatore Ferragamo, Blumarine, Cristiano Burani, MaxMara, Tata Naka, Jasper Conran, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang

Cricket Jumper
Either sheverons or diamond patterns this new trend will update your winter wardrobe.
Designers: Miu Miu, Off White, Longchamp, Isabel Marant, Dries Van Noten, Marni, Emilio Pucci, Escada

Snakeskin
Not the biggest trend but definitely one of the most popular animal prints for next season.
Designers: Givenchy, H&M, Dries Van Noten, Burberry

Denim
Designers used the classic denim as in more inventive styles from parkas, shirtdresses, dusters, and suiting.
Designers: Miu Miu, BCBG Max Azria, Balenciaga, Brock Collection, Chanel, Creatures of Comfort, Diesel Black Gold, DKNY, Dsquared2, Ellery, Emilia Wickstead, Esteban Cortazar, Gucci, H&M, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors Collection, Moschino, Paco Rabanne, Paul & Joe, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger

Corsets
In a similar way that designers styled dresses over jumpers, a few designers used corsets over shirts for the layered look.
Designers: Prada, Tome

Coloured Fur
The coloured fur coat is back next season in short pile fabrics.
Designers: Louis Vuitton, Paul & Joe, Lanvin, Chloe, Blumarine, Gucci, Belstaff, Anya Hindmarch, Monique Lhuillier

Metallics
Look for winning colours of bronze, silver & gold.
Sorapol, Emanuel Ungaro, Lanvin, Ann Demeulemeester, Jil Sander, Cristiano Burani, MaxMara, House of Holland, Julien Macdonald, Felder Felder, Marchesa, Tory Burch, Zimmermann

Velvet
This was all over the catwalks from Milan to NY giving a luxurious tactile texture the collections.
Designers: Lanvin, Balmain, H&M , Giorgio Armani, DSquared2, Antonio Marras, Etro, Prada, Cristiano Burani, Luisa Beccaria, Roberto Cavalli, Alberta Ferretti, AF Vandevorst, Antonio Berardi, Holly Fulton, Paul Costelloe, Ralph Lauren, Dennis Basso

Ruffles
Another trend following on from the summer which was a big hit with a number of designers and is a great way to add femininity to your wardrobe.
Designers: Paul & Joe, Valentino, Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Ellie Saab, Lanvin, Balmain, Chloe, Rochas, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bally, Gucci, De La Morena, Mother of Pearl, Alexander McQueen, Temperley London, Rodart, Jil Stuart

Lace
Lace is always popular for the winter and again gives this grown up feminine look that has become popular for next winter
Designers: Elie Saab, H&M, Francesco Scognamiglio, Emilio De La Morena, Antonio Berardi, Mulberry, Simone Rocha, Julien Macdonald

Quilted Jackets
Designers chose functional yet dramatic styles for their autumn winter collections
Designers: Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Carven, Emilio Pucci, Marques Almeida

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