For SS’17 I have created a mood board to reflect the overall mood and feel of the trends that were gathered. There were several categories that the trends were categorised into. They included florals, athleisure wear/tracksuit, lilac and yellow colours, as well as various shades of pink.
Athleisure wear trend was very apparent both on runways and street – style. It appeared on designer catwalks, such as Alexander Wang, DKNY, Versace and many others.
It is not a surprise since society has become obsessed with all things healthy, and gym apparel has become the new normal and a casual clothing choice, even when not exercising. Celebrities have also released active wear collection, from Beyoncé with her ‘Ivy Park’ collection, Kate Hudson’s ‘Fabletics’ to Shay Mitchell’s ‘Fit to Wander’.
The trendiest looks out of there, pair tracksuit elements with more structured choices, such as dressy shirts and heels.
Another trend that was identified were bright colours, vibrant colours. A yellow colour is the colour of optimism and is extremely suitable for spring. It appeared on Valentino, Chanel, Chloe and Emilio Pucci catwalks.
‘La La Land’ has also popularised the look, with Emma Stone’s main character wearing a yellow dress.
Flipping fashion magazines pages, such as Vogue one number also stands out in every issue: Chloe’s yellow chiffon dress.
This trend is spring/summer appropriate that will probably last couple of seasons on its own.
Pink and lilac are also on – trend colours. Pink especially, was on every catwalk: Balenciaga, Chloe, Valentino, Gucci, Anna Sui, Bottega Venetta… the list goes on. It had many different shades, from light pink to fuchsia. It has started in New York, back in 2016.
Fashionista.com., has predicted that in 2017 spring everyone will be wearing pink. And it is true, a quick trip down to high – street shops, such as Topshop, H&M and New Look confirm the prediction. Even in winter, retailers started stocking up the colour, it was a sea of pink.
Gingham is another major trend that emerged for the season of S’S/17. Fashion houses, such as House of Holland, Pringle of Scotland, Peter Jensen and Peter Pilotto introduced gingham back on the catwalk. It was shown in a form of slip dresses, layered over other fabrics, and most popular, powder blue shirt.
And finally, florals. It doesn’t seem revolutionary for spring, but this season it is best to wear it head – to- toe, with large flower print. Choosing tailored garments adds a bit more strictness, to otherwise flimsy flowers.
Other honourable mentions include – deconstructed shirt, cold shoulders, 80’s metallics, kitten heel, embellished sliders, chic utility with neutral colours.