The sales have started and the Oxford St Christmas lights have been turned on. If you are looking for presents for loved ones and want to buy items that are ahead of next season’s trends then hopefully this will give you a heads up.
Looking back across the London, Paris, NY and Milan fashion shows there was an overall theme of loose fitting, structured, formal pieces with tailored areas of interest such as deconstructed shirts and arm slits. Pinstripes being the key print.
Mulberry was a good designer who ticked a lot of these trends in one collection.
Yellow was seen across a lot of the catwalks in particular muted mustard tones as opposed to canary yellow.
Designers: Ashley Williams, Bally, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Emilio Pucci,Hermes, marissa Webb, Mulberry, Narciso Rodriguez, Roksanda, Self Portrait, Tibi, Valentino, Versus Versace
Slightly different to the usual Khaki, this was a richer golden olive shade.
Designers: Blamain, Etro, Eudon Choi, J.W Anderson, Sally LaPoint, Self Portrait, Stella McCartney, Versus Versace
Again, a more muted burnt orange was popular among the designers for SS17.
Designers: Carven, IsaArfen, Mulberry, Narciso Rodriguez, Prabal Gurung, Rolsanda
The biggest colour we can expect to see out of the neon palate was fuchsia.
Designers: Emilio De La Morena, Givenchy,Alexander Wang, Issey Miyake, Jeremy Scott, Topshop Unique
From tie detail to extended cuffs, this is bound to be a big street style trend next year.
Designers: Eudon Choi, Alexander Wang, Marni, Off-White, Sass & Bide, Self Portrait, Victoria Beckham
An easy way to tap into the formal look for SS17, either loose fitting or belted. Designers especially favored white.
Designers: Chloe, Rag & Bone, Phillip Lim, Banana Republic, DKNY, Ashley Williams, Fendi, Joseph, Kendall + Kylie, Mulberry, Osman, Stella McCartney
Wide Belts and Corsets
We’ve already started to see corsets worn over shirts in fashion magazines and this is an easy way to update your wardrobe next year. The bigger the belt the better!
Designers: Tibi, Alexander McQueen, Alberta Ferretti, Antonio Berardi, Balmain, Isabel Marant, Les Copains, Philosophy Di Lorenzo, Serafini,
There were was a huge variety of coats on the catwalks for SS17, all of which were more formal and elegant. The only theme I spotted was an update of the classic trench which appeared in oversized styling, soft fabrics and feature belts.
Designers: Balenciaga, Dion Lee, Hermes, Marni, Michael Kors
Not a massive trend, but one which may catch on in the stores next season to update the shoulder cut-outs we saw this year.
Designers: Carolina Herrera, Daks, David Koma, Victoria Beckham, Thakoon, Peter Pilotto, Tibi
Peasant & Prairie Dress
The peasant & prairie dresses offered a softer alternative on the catwalks for SS17.
Designers: Alexander McQueen, Coach 1941, Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, Oscar De La Renta, Simon Rocha
This was all over the catwalks and I predict will be a big trend next year. Worn under smart jackets and sport tops or over dresses. We may want to start a new gym membership come the New Year!
Designers: Alberta Feretti, Altuzarra, Balmain, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, Courreges. Diesel Black Gold, Emanuel Ungaro, Emporio Armani, Giambattista Valli, Kenzo, Moschino, Oscar De La Renta, Prada, Self Portrait
Not as popular trend as I thought by the designers, but one I am sure will be a hit with the top fashion magazines. From bright neon’s, leggings, shoulder pads and coloured tights it will be up to you how daring you can be with your wardrobe!
NB – Just a note I also spotted a few designers favoring the 70’s trend like designers Roberto Cavalli & Temperley London. So don’t bin your cropped flairs just yet.
Designers: Balenciaga, Chanel, Elia Saab, Louis Vuitton, St Laurent, Topshop Unique
A difficult fabric to pull off but if you are looking for inspiration then Zara have a tulle midi dress already in store.
Designers: Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, Emilio De lLa Morena, Machesa, Molly Goddard, Monique Lhuillier, Osman, Rochas, Valentino
Asymmetric hemlines are flattering for any body shape as they draw your eye away from areas of concern around the hips. So favouring this style in short statements skirts makes it more wearable.
Designers: Antonio Berardi, Carven, Elie Saab, Mugler, St Laurent
Designed by a number of high profile designers, I expect the shoulder cut-out to continue from SS16 well into 2017.
Designers: Self portrait, Rodart, Celine, Alexander Wang, Banana Republic, Blumarine, Boss, Mulberry, Roland Mouret, Rosetta Getty
A new spin on the cape that we saw a few years ago, shirt sleeves with elongated slits from the cuff were worn freely. Not exactly practical, but will be a key trend next season.
Designers: Elie Saab, Etro, Eudon Choi, Philip lim, Lacoste, Michael Kors,Hellessy, J. JS Lee, Jil Sander, Michael Kors, Ports 1961, Sass & Bide, Simon Rocha
Legs On Show
Perhaps the designers got wind of Brad & Angelina’s impending split and wanted to pay homage to Angelina by referencing her Oscar pose! Next season it looks like we will striking our own pose with thigh high slits.
Designers: Balmain, Aquilano Rimondi, Boss, Carolina Herrera, Christopher Kane, David Koma, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli, Monique Lhuillier, Mulberry, Osman, Prabal Gurung
Paper Bag Waist
This was a trend predicted by WGSN (see previous blog) and will be an update on wide leg trousers. High waisted trousers with low fitting belts was also favoured by designers and a good alternative if the paperbag waist isn’t for you.
Designers: Bottega Veneta, Carolina Herrera, Diane Van Furstenberg, DKNY, Dries Van Noten, Eudon Choi, Joseph, Marissa Webb, Mulberry, Stella McCartney
Ruffles & Frills
We’ve been seeing a lot of ruffles for AW16 and its set to continue for SS17 in both dresses & tops.
Designers: Jonathan Saunders, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Altuzarra, Diesel Black Gold, Dries Van Noten, Elie Saab, Erdem, Les Copains, Mulberry, Off-White, Oscar De La Renta, Rodarte, Self Portrait, Zimmermann
Like the arm slits, this isn’t exactly a practical trend but it was favoured by a number of major designers.
Designers: Acne, Aquilano Rimondi, Chloe, Christian Dior, Dion Lee, DKNY,Isabel Marant, Jil Sander, Lowe, Marni, Michael Kors, Mother of Pearl, Off-White, Paul Smith, Pringle of Scotland, Sonia Rykiel, Vera Wang, Vetements, Yang li,
Tie detail was predominately seen on the shoulders adding a feminine twist (pun unintended) to classic tailoring.
Designers: Carolina Herrera, Chloe, Emilio Pucci, Erdem, Paul & Joe, Peter Pilotto, Proenza Schouler, Simon Rocha, Trussardi
This is a huge print trend and one which has a few designers split. Some favoured wider statement stripes but the vast majority prefered thin pinstripes in particular white & blue.
Designers: Pinstripes: balenciaga, Chloe, Etro, Eudon Choi, Lanvin, Mulberry, Off-White, Ports 1961, Self Portrait, Rag & Bone, Stella McCartney
Wide stripes: Banana Republic, Carolina Herrera, Courrege, Erdem, Self portrait, Rag & Bone, Fendi, Nina Ricci
As well as the popular chintzy floral print, there was a lot of designers who also chose a print resembling the classic 1960/70’s floral wallpaper with more rounded bold flowers to make a statement.
Designers: Chloe, Giambattista Valli, Isabel Marant, Michael Kors, Mulberry, N021
Embroidered badges has been a big street style trend of late, but this definitely was not a trend seen on the catwalks. Instead, embroidery was used to create delicate feminine designs.
Designers: Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Mulberry, Osman, Roberto Cavalli
I hope you enjoyed the blog! x