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Sneak Peek: Next Spring’s 7 Most Wearable Fashion Trends

Sometimes it seems as if everyone walking down Paris’s streets is heading to a fashion show. French women still subscribe to an unspoken dress code that demands everyday polish even if they’re just walking elderly, pudgy bulldogs. The designers who showed their Spring 2018 collections globally have not always been so consistent, but this season they aligned with those Parisians in one respect: Disheveled styling and normcore were absent from the runways. Instead, romantic floral dresses, intriguing wear-to-work separates and embroidered jackets came into play.

 

Designers also worked the idea of comfort into chic silhouettes. At Céline—a brand known for both edginess and real-world wearability—Phoebe Philo presented deftly tailored trench coats. Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino offered embellished gowns with racer-backs, elegance with a wink of sportiness. Louis Vuitton’s spectacular opera coats were paired with New Age-y sneakers and silk boxer shorts, clothing that’s fun to run around in, weather permitting.

 

Speaking of weather, an abundance of coats—from a spray-painted leather car coat at Calvin Klein to a tan oversize robe coat at the Row—seemed to outnumber classically skimpy spring offerings such as sundresses and T-shirts. Designers are starting to address women’s seasonal shopping needs by offering pieces you can actually buy and wear in March, when spring clothes hit stores. Boots, too, especially Western styles, proliferated. Favorites included butterscotch heels at Givenchy and snakeskin ankle boots at Chloé.

 

House Calls

Seemingly plucked from a French interior, brocades and patterned textiles were a happy, homey surprise. From left: Brock Collection’s pretty mattress-ticking dress; Dries Van Noten’s luxe pattern mix; Loewe’s sofa-fringe layers; Maison Margiela’s tapestry-bodiced top; Louis Vuitton’s saucy brocade jacket with boxer shorts and sneakers.

Unadulterated Shine

Sparkle is almost run-of-the-mill in fashion, yet brilliance as unrelenting as this still turns heads. From left: Carolina Herrera’s silvery stunner (which actress Sarah Paulson just wore to the Emmys); Giorgio Armani’s elegantly shiny black suit; Alessandro Michele’s shockingly demure iridescent dresses at Gucci; and colorful art deco-patterned sequins at Marc Jacobs .

Shorts Stuff

When shorts are styled with a classic jacket or top, this chic alternative to miniskirts can look remarkably polished. From left: At Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri revved up shorts with a jazzy graphic windbreaker; cotton cargo shorts and a sleeveless striped shirt had a retro vibe at Prada, olive-drab shorts looked sophisticated with a gold-trimmed blazer and a polka dot blouse at Saint Laurent.

The Biggest Spring 2018 Fashion Trends From the Runways

With New York and London Fashion Weeks now behind us, the biggest spring 2018 fashion trends are beginning to crystallize trends for buyers and editors who want to get a quick start on planning the season. Here is WWD’s top spring 2018 fashion trends spotted. From sheer transparencies to saturated color and anoraks, it’s been a season full of energy and optimism.

 

Here are some of the highlights. Click through to the gallery above for a comprehensive look at the trends.

 

Americana: Raf Simons spoke about the American dream again for spring, which he depicted his own particular way; while Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia’s was a cheerful, spirited rally with tons of stripes and stars in between from Self-Portrait, Phillip Lim and Maria Cornejo.

 

Anoraks: There was definitely a huge Nineties urban vibe happening. It was expressed in different ways, but the common item was the Windbreaker/parka/anorak jacket. In whatever iteration, it will be everywhere next season — from the super casual versions at Public School to the dressier takes at Oscar de la Renta.

 

Haute Denim: Fancy pants, anyone? Perhaps fancy jeans? The all-American staple got the formal treatment at the spring shows as designers paired them with evening attire and in some cases, “bewejeled” them enough to take you into a gala.

 

Saturated Colors: No neutral ground here, the statement was clear when it comes to the preferred spring palette: bright, saturated hues either monochromatically or colorblocked à la Tom Ford.

 

Transparencies: Sheer, skin-revealing fabrics were shown in diaphanous dresses leaving little to the imagination yet done in sophisticated cuts.

 

Mixed Prints: Known for being the city with an eccentric palette, London didn’t disappoint when it came to bold pattern play. From the overcharged florals set against polka dots at Mary Katrantzou to subtler, more casual variations like the patterned knits at Burberry, there was a range of day to evening fare for any occasion.

 

Pastel: Where New York opted for vibrant, saturated hues, London took a softer approach to color for spring with pastels and dusty tones. The romantic shades popped up at nearly every show, notably J.W. Anderson, Peter Pilotto and Emilia Wickstead.

 

Satin and Shine: Satin was the dominant fabric during the London show for two great reasons. First, its sheen instantly elevates any silhouette; second, its inherent fluidity and lightness make it comfortable to wear all night long. Designers from Christopher Kane to Roksanda opted for liquid evening gowns and dresses.

6 Bold Beauty Lessons to Take From New York Fashion Week

At once wearable and provocative, New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2018 collections delivered a lineup of memorable hair and makeup moments that were heavy on personality. Placing individuality above prescribed, hard-and-fast trends, inspired model castings saw the runways blossom with more diversity than ever before—that meant women of all ages, backgrounds, and sizes welcome, including plus-size model and social media sensation Jordyn Woods, who took her first walk at New York Fashion Week by way of Chromat, and one memorable mother-to-be at Eckhaus Latta. That real-world refresh gave rise to trends both playful and practical, melding a new I-woke-up-like-this ease with a more overt riff on glamour. Here, six subtle yet striking notes to take from this week’s shows.

  1. Extreme Long Hair Is About to Make a Comeback

While abbreviated bobs continued to rule the streets outside the shows, with their sleek rush of effortlessness, one major New York runway saw the return of hip-length hair: At Michael Kors, ’90s supermodel Kirsty Hume was a case study in the merits of center-parted peroxide. Not one to be outdone—even by a cadre of beach-bound Rapunzels—Nicki Minaj brought the knee-reaching trend front row, finishing off the week with a cascade of endless blonde at Marc Jacobs.

  1. Individuality Rules When It Comes to Dramatic Eyeliner

Eye-level statements took a customizable turn, with onyx-edged pops of pastel, gaze-framing “fingerprint” smudges, and rounded-out, glittering wings. At Marc Jacobs, makeup artist Diane Kendal took the personalization one step further, sketching unique takes on the ’60s cat-eye, according to each model’s lash line.

  1. It’s Time to Think Pink

While millennial pink is always welcome, Spring 2018 shows traded up for unprecedented brushings with the prettiest hue. Model Stella Lucia made a splash at Alexander Wang, having traded her blanched lengths for a “rose quartz” dye job that melded lavender and petal pink for a crystalline take on the shade. Meanwhile, a similarly off-kilter pastel hue was painted on lips at Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s show, while Brock Collection redefined the new romantic with an unexpected rimming of blush-toned shadow on lids.

  1. Say It With Hair Accessories

From low-slung scrunchies at Mansur Gavriel to exaggerated bows at Delpozo, hair accessories were artfully reimagined and anything but shy. Fenty x Puma found head-turning reflective highlighter accompanied by ponytails encased in winding neon twine—a feat of athletic futurism the original BadGal herself wore for her runway bow.

  1. Body Positivity—and Size Diversity—Is Here to Stay on the Runways

At Chromat, a high bar was set for inclusivity, with curvy silhouettes in every proportion—Jordyn Woods, Denise Bidot, and Sabina Karlsson among them—showing off the brand’s body-conscious pieces. The most notable accessory? A set of anti-chafing thigh bands, which mimicked a stocking-top while working to reduce friction (not to mention dispelling the notion of a mandatory thigh gap on the runway). And because unprecedented casting is the name of the new game, Eckhaus Latta broke the mold by sending a pregnant Maia Ruth Lee—due next month—down the runway, her baby bump on highly stylish display.

  1. The New Red Lip Is a Game-Changer

At Helmut Lang, a twisted sister to the classic red lip was among the week’s most thrilling beauty moments. Rather than a single shade, mouths were painted a fetishistic ombré that gave way from a ripe cherry center to merlot at the outer corners.

Four Big Fashion Trends For This Summer

Praise be to seeing the end of winter — it’s nearly time to pack away our big knits and winter scarves. If you’re wondering what to put in their place in your wardrobe, here are the four key trends for this spring and coming summer.

The new boho

“This season’s version of boho, which has an iteration pretty much every summer, is Victoriana inspired. It’s a bit more structured,” Denis Todorovic, Style Editor at Cosmopolitan told HuffPost Australia.

“Elle Ferguson actually wore a dress, which she shortened, to the Kim Kardashian makeup launch and that’s a perfect example of the trend — think big sleeves with volume and lots of shirting, and look to designers like Stella McCartney for reference. It still feels bohemian but it’s more French countryside than Byron Bay. The colours to look for are whites, cream and beige.”

Graphics and prints

“This trend is pretty varied — it can be anything from polka dots, like that one top that’s all over Instagram (pictured below), to star prints to stripes and colour blocking. The Tommy Hilfiger collection he did with Gigi Hadid is a good example of primary coloured stripes. Proenza Schouler also did it,” Todorovic said.

“Within the same vein but a little more organic in shape is the nude line drawing trend. This is going to be big. You’ll see it in shirts, scarves and also in accessories — Amber Sceats has just done some earrings that are a wire shape of a woman’s face. This still falls into the graphic trends because it’s all about various prints.”

Modern utility

“Military is back again — in fact it’s always around — but this season’s take is quite literal in that camouflage print is back in a big way. Think khakis, oranges and dirty browns and all-over camo prints inspired by Destiny’s Child in the early 2000s.”

“As a side note, a lot of the early naughties trends are also back — anything that is nostalgic to that time is having a resurgence. Think Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan back in that time. You’re going to see low-waisted jeans and even Ugg boots coming back — Jeremy Scott just did a collaboration with Ugg. But with these I would say tread with caution. For a more refined take on military think along the lines of the Balmain and Camilla and Marc blazers with the gold hardware,” Todorovic said.

Eclectic romantic

“This trend is very Gucci-inspired. It’s about mixed prints and florals, stripes and texture, with often a few of these elements appearing in the one outfit. Think a logo tee with a flippy skirt or a sneaker with a feminine silhouette.”

“With regards to accessories, feature belts are still big and are being worn with this trend, again thanks to Gucci, and there’s a bit of the 80’s thrown in here too — big shoulders are back which you’ll also see in the new boho trend. The 1970s inspired string grocery bag is also coming back, the perfect market or beach bag.”

Summer Fashion Ideas

Sun-kissed skin, long-awaited getaways, good times and tan lines— Summer mood ON. Not only is it the season to finally relax and enjoy the sunshine amidst the every life hustle but also a chance to update your wardrobe, revamp your style, and trade your everyday ‘sweater and jeans’ get-up to that summer dress you couldn’t wait to put on. We piled a few summer fashion ideas to inspire you for your next vacay, or even when heading to the grocery store but ready to channel that inner summer chic:

Camisole

Slip into this wardrobe staple and feel the gentle summer breeze on your skin. Timeless and versatile, a Cami Top can be matched with any pants you have in mind– jeans, shorts, skirts, culottes, trousers, etc.

Slip Dress

This Spring 2016 trend proves it’s not just a one-season trend! Fashion houses have experimented unique designs for this prevalent piece. You can layer it up or wear it as it is.

 

Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits may sometimes be referred to as a quick style for ‘on the go’ ladies, but  careful selection of accessories and shoes are key for this summer fashion staple. And we’ve all seen celebrities from here and there looking effortless in their own styles. Go and show yours too!

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