With the major fashion weeks out of the way, we have been left with a lot of exciting new Trends to digest for the upcoming months. With many designers this year having seemed to have settled in to their brands ethos, it meant that a lot of the collections on display were really distinctive. Alessandro Michele’s Gucci collection has gone from strength to strength, and Anthony Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent collection has finally been able to show its new face after the highly regarded Heidi Slimane departure.
It’s not just the catwalks that teach us what to look out for this year, though. The street style spotted on the fashionistas outside of the shows is often a really good way to gauge what will be in style next season. The other great thing about this is that there is a really distinctive shift in individual style depending on what part of the world you’re in.
Bathrobes are in! Yes that’s right, toss out your old trench coat, there’s a new, comfier, slouchier version in town. A lot of the coats and jackets on show seemed to take a really relaxed approach, with the models often even having it slouched over one shoulder. OK so it’s not just your regular white bathrobe you get from the premier inn, but the same hood and belt combination is involved and it looks really cool.
Stripes are definitely back with a bang. We saw this with Fendi’s collection. As modelled by Gigi Hadid, there were a lot of bold seaside stripes combined with Fendi’s awesome array of floral prints and intricately detailed dresses and trousers. Not to mention their new Rainbow Eyewear collection.
The combination of bold colours with more pastel, dull colours seems to really be in. Designers such as Stella McCartney have really gone for it with their designs. Really glamourous detailing is combined with more subdued colours to create beautiful collections, which can really be seen throughout her latest sunglasses collection too.
Where the men are concerned, 90’s sportswear is really in. We can probably thank cult Russian designer Gosha Rubchinsky for this; his controversial collections have taken the fashion world by storm. His collaborations with old school sportswear brands such as Kappa and Reebok as well as the prominence of the resurgence of classic sneaker silhouettes such as the Nike Air Max 97. Other men’s style to look out for is the statement overcoat. Big, out there overcoats and raincoats that will really grab attention while you’re out and about.
In the eyewear world, we can look forward to some really interesting styles this summer. In particular, really futuristic designs seem to be getting introduced. Combinations of clear frames, with really distinctive lens colours and sizes are making the sunglasses really stand out from last year. We love it.