It's been a busy time of year in the world of fashion with Fashion Week happening all over the globe. Getting caught up in the whirlwind that is Fashion Week, I forget that the trends are for Autumn/Winter 2016. It seems difficult to start thinking of the next lot of colder Autumn/Winter months when we haven't even really come out of the current ones. I wanted to look at what trends are going to be hitting the shops for the up and coming Spring/Summer months, so let's rewind back to the last Fashion Week and look at just some of the trends we'll all be loving this season.
70s style has been around for a while now and it is still very much in for Spring/Summer. 70s inspiration including straight cut or slightly more flared jeans will be everywhere, with mixed prints making an appearance too on all different pieces of clothing. Although for this season suede is a favourite fabric for the 70s style as seen on the runway many times, including from designers such as Olivier Rousteing,, Rebecca Minkoff, plus others.
So when I say Victorian I mean all things like ruffles, puffy sleeves, high collar necklines and LOTS of flowers on some pieces, I think it's slightly more toned down from the Victorian times, but you can dress it up or down, whatever works for you. Victoriana era is quite romantic and has become a key trend. As I mentioned you can go for a minimal, subtle ruffle or full out big ruffle, it depends how daring you're feeling! Designers such as Michael Kors and J.W Anderson sent this look down the runway.
This is a trend that I'm not too sure about, it's probably my least favourite trend. Spanish Influences are pieces with big, full-bodied skirts, and the colours are mostly very bold but varying from deep reds to lighter flourishes. Designers including Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg and Peter Copping for Oscar de la Renta (plus more!) all incorporated hints of the Spanish culture, a daring trend which is very much in.
This is definitely not the easiest trend to wear for day to day style, it can work really well if you like to wear something slightly tighter on the top. So either a tighter crop top or a clingy top that you can tuck into a skirt or some trousers with the paperbag waist. It was a very popular trend being sent down the catwalk from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tome and Tibi with the paperbag waist skirts and trousers with the roomy silhouette.
The Half-Moon Bag
After the craze of the bucket bag, a new shape is in town - the Half-Moon Bag. You will be able to get these in a range of sizes to suit all your needs! Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham, plus, even designers who made the bucket bag become popular have turned their attention to the new half-moon shape.
Plaid and gingham are very popular, but this season will be swaying towards plaid; particularly blown-out plaid. Plaid was spotted at Brooks Brothers, Victoria Beckham, Wes Gordon just to name a few. So if you've got a plaid shirt hidden in your wardrobe from last summer, dust it off for the coming season and you will be on top trend.
The Cold Shoulder
Something that was popular on the high-street last summer has made its way onto the catwalk for SS16. A great style essential for showing off a bit of skin without showing off too much, so maybe if you don't want to show off your tummy as much this would be a great option for you. Spotted at Givenchy, Derek Lam, Jason Wu, this was top among major designers.
There is my roundup of some of the trends for Spring/Summer 2016, let me know what your favourite trend will be for the season.