The staple is boring, now is trendy, but new is always flamboyant.
That time of the year is back. Fashion trends are being lined up in the fashion capitals of the world. Each year, a number of designers make the runway a treat to watch with the most quirky and extravagant fashion styles. Ameliorating spring trends since 1943, the spring-summer season has been the time for new trends in fashion.
Let us take a look at some fashion trends styles that made history this season.
Orange Was The New Black
Rarely are fashion trends a sure thing, but orange turned out to be a winner this season. The eye-catching hue was spotted widely amongst diverse ranges on the runway – from Tory Burch’s Palm Beach inspired maxi dresses to DKNY’s floor-length duster coats. For many fashion labels, like Milly, Jenny Packham, Delpozo, Victoria Beckham, Band of Outsiders, Rag & Bone, UAS by Tim Coppens, Narciso Rodriguez and so on, the bold shade was the perfect color to liven up the mood.
Victoria Beckham made velvet a must-have fashion trend this spring. The Brit designer demonstrated how to wear a velvet dress in style. She used the heavy fabric in non-traditional ways, choosing to drape and pleat the material in vivid shades of white, teal and lavender. The highlighting features were the crushed, velvet pajama-backed shirts by Sander Lak. Additionally, cropped trousers in pastel shades of pink and baby blue made fashion news headlines.
Platforms were a hit on the catwalk this season thanks to Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors and more. Marc Jacobs went for platforms 8 inches in height, featuring them on a rave-like runway. The look is a familiar one for the designer, who has made several similar pairs for fashion newsmaker Lady Gaga. A more reasonable version of the platform, known as the ‘flatform’, was spotted at Phillip Lim and Narciso Rodriguez, while Coach put its own spin on platforms by outfitting them in studs and leather fringes.
Cold-shoulders, off-sleeves and cut-outs have been hot fashion trends for a long time now. Fashion styles have moved on to the next iteration of shoulder-accentuating looks – statement sleeves. Michael Kors added playfulness to his blouses with ruffle details, while Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy went for drama, modernizing the 80’s poofy shoulder on knee-length cocktail dresses. Proenza Schouler also played with a bold sleeve shape for their well-constructed looks. Meanwhile, fashion magician Josep Font of Delpozo crafted yet another exquisite collection filled with gravity defying architectural details on the sleeves.
I Woke Up Like This
The no-makeup look reigned supreme once again, but this season, the hair-dos finally matched the beauty attitude. Rather than forcing models to straighten, and then barrel-curl their locks for the ‘beachy waves’ fashion trend that Hollywood has been obsessed with, several designers adopted the experimental come-as-you-are approach, working up models’ natural texture. This included Marchesa, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and more. A refreshing change from uniformly pin-straight locks or unnaturally wavy waves.
The flower power feeling was alive and well this fashion week thanks to Michael Kors and his trendy clothes. Tory Burch and Thom Browne’s fashion labels also sent bright floral designs down the runway. It was the color palette that was especially groovy, featuring a 70’s-inspired interposition of blue, green and vibrant orange. There were bold floral prints and intricate 3D flower embroideries in aqua, palm, azalea and tangerine trending this season.
The traditional shirt underwent a major style surgery this season. Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Monse were among the first to try draping and tailoring men’s shirts in different shapes, and they continued the pattern for spring. Creating new fashion trends, they mixed fabrics and continued to play with off-the-shoulder fashion styles. Shayne Oliver sent shirts complete with a tie – still in original plastic packaging – down the runway, tucked under a hoodie-sport coat, somewhat.
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