How is everyone doing? It’s been a while. Been meaning to post this since Fashion Week ended but I’ve been caught up with other things.I do apologise. I was absent from Fashion Week this season thanks to Hotmail deciding to block my email at the last minute.I couldn’t access my mail to see if my invite came through. I however kept a close eye on the catwalk and streetstyle via the internet.
I must say that for SS15 I personally feel there was nothing new on the catwalk.Most of the trends have been around from previous seasons.One major change was that most of the designers rendered homage to the 70s.
Sheer was seen on almost every catwalk from New York to London, Paris and Milan ,during fashion week. This trend is not for the faint hearted. Some designers went for delicate sheer fabrics whilst others did the opposite.Chiffon and organza as well as lace and tuille were featured heavily.Cover your modesty by wearing a camisole underneath or be daring and go hard with just a bra and fashionable big pants.Some designers went for head to toe sheer whilst others opted for sheer blouses or skirts paired with opaques.Tom Ford, Burberry Prorsum, Mary Katrantzou,Simone Rocha, D & G, Marques’ Almeida, Topshop unique and Marios Schwab are just a few of the designers that played with sheer in their collections.Love this trend but hate the price tag? Hit the great British high street or the fabric shops and get one made for you.
Sports Luxe trend returned once again with the super-chic balance of athletic chic and futurist high fashion. Mesh especially is back in full swing.Sportswear is one of if not the biggest trend of SS15 so far.Mesh was seen at 3.1 Philip Lim, Alexander Wang, DKNY and Milly.Racksacks, trainers,mesh, tennis style skirts and dresses returned to the runway.
Draping was seen at Vivienne Westwood,Issa,Max Tan,Lucas Nascimento,Preen among others.It came on dresses, coats, skirts, jackets and so on. I love a good drape on a clothing item. Draping done right on a dress can make a woman look sexy.
Wearing a head to toe white outfit is huge for next spring.This hot trend for next Season was seen at Victoria Beckham, Jill Stuart, Ralph Lauren, Chloe, Alexander Wang, Chanel and so on. Don’t wait till spring to start wearing this trend. Fashions heavyweights sent pure white down the runway for next season but true fashionistas out there have started rocking most of the SS15 looks. Pair these pure white looks with minimalist accessories.
Black and White
Black and white has returned for SS15. Graphic blocking of black & white and deep blue/black mostly stood out as cocktail dress silhouettes at Adeam, Calvin Kelin Collection, Sally LaPointe, and Del Pozo shows. These designers pushed for a modern, sleek and directional silhouettes.
Another option was white top and black skirt by Peter Som, Cushnie et Ochs and Altuzarra. These looks were slightly modern and much more appropriate for contemporary woman who needs a classic option.
The last interpretation was soft slashes of black or white into semi fitted feminine long gowns by Alon Livne, Thakoon and J. Mendel. These gorgeous gowns are red carpet friendly and also offers a sexier version of what can often be seen as a hard edged trend.
Cutout and Lace
Cutouts reigned heavily on SS15 catwalks. From shoulder cutout and cages a, to boots, dresses, skirts, you name it. Mary Katrantzou, David Koma, Peter Pilotto and Christopher Kane all sent models down the catwalk in them.
Glitter, liquid metallics, embellishments, sequins were major part of fashion week. Your wardrobe will not be complete without a little bit of sparkle. Whether it’s a flash of sequins, a collection of jewels or metallic shimmer, every fashionista finds a way to work a bit of shine into their outfit. A very easy trend to wear in accessory form.
The Seventies are back with a vengeance. The decade of rock’n’roll, psychedelia, and Studio 54. Taking inspiration from the Beatles, Tommy Hilfiger went for fringing and florals whilst Saint Laurent went for something more akin to the Rolling Stones; opting for silk scarves, leather mini skirts and suede jackets. Every collection had just a hint of Flower Power but Henry Holland went all out with the florals. There were shades! Linda Farrow, Ray Ban and Jimmy Choo all pay their homage to the hazy days with rounded tea shades, oversize glamour-puss specs and yellow-lens Aviators.
Check and Stripes
Check is commonly associated with autumn months, however, designers showcased checks in a big way for Spring. Girlish ginghams, sophisticated plaid and houndstooth.If head to toe check doesn’t appeal to you, why not accent your outfit with a pair of check specks instead?
I don’t know about you but I love stripes especially vertical stripes and this is back for SS15 too.
The fash pack can have a casual off day in spring and still be bang on trend thanks to Burberry Prorsum, Henry Holland and other designers who put models in denim jackets and trainers and sent them down the catwalk.
All Kinds of Prints
Prints are always a major part of spring and this year is no different. Florals and Polka dots were major at D&G, Erdem gave us botanicals, and Emilio Pucci tie and dye. There were bold graphic prints, digital, and so on.
Oversized bows and flower crowns were seen at Sibling and Desigual and D&G. Not for the faint hearted.
Whats your favourite trend?
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