SS16 TOP 10 FASHION TRENDS

FROM RUFFLES TO MIRRORED MINI DRESSES, WE TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT THE STAND OUT TRENDS FROM THE SS16 COLLECTIONS. 

 

1. VINTAGE VIBES

Victorian influences were everything this season. Ruffles, puffy sleeves and high collared necklines were paired with embroidery and embellishment, showing us that for this trend ‘more is definitely more’.

Seen at:

  • Emilia Wickstead
  • J.W. Anderson
  • Erdem
  • Gucci
  • Prada

 

2.  PYJAMA PARTY

Pyjamas are no longer confined to the bedroom. Whether cotton poplins, satins or silks, the two-piece sets were flattering and chic, incorporating floral prints and embroidery for the more statement pieces.

Seen at:

  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Loewe
  • Gucci
  • For Restless Sleepers
  • Ralph Lauren

 

3. THE SLIP

Celine and Pucci were among the few who’ve made it clear that the slip dress is here to stay, however the new slip is sophisticated, infused with lace, ruching and vivid color. Worn alone or layered over a fine knit or t-shirt, the slip is the number one key piece of S/S 16.

Seen at

  • Givenchy
  • Celine
  • Balenciaga
  • Calvin Klein
  • Rag and Bone

 

4.  GRAPHIC STRIPES

Stripes grabbed everyone’s attention this season, the patterns and cuts were bold and the colours even more so. Designers showed different kinds of super stripes, each experimenting with everything from chopped and curled stripes to scattered lines.

Seen at:

  • Christian Dior
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Stella McCartney
  • Dolce & Gabbana

 

5. QUE LINDA

The Spanish influence was strong, seeing everyone from Oscar de la Renta to Michael Kors sending flamenco ruffles, off-the-shoulder and bold red hues down the catwalk. The pieces link into the vivid colour and ruffle trends yet set themselves aside thanks to the hints of traditional Spanish flare they display.

Seen at:

  • Proenza Schouler
  • Givenchy
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Balmain
  • Altuzarra

 

6. SHINE ON

The sparkles for SS16 are more experimental and cooler than ever before, brash blingy pailletted garments were layered with everything from fine knits to oversized parkas. Fabrics and patterns differed between each collection as designer each presented their own take on the trend.

Seen at:

  • Pucci
  • Tom Ford
  • Vetements
  • Prada
  • Loewe

 

7.  NEW ROMANTICS

A dreamy beauty was present in the form of feathers, ruffles, pastels, chiffon and sheer details that made up the prettiest frocks. This trend can be bold with more detailed and ruffled garments or minimalist by simply layering opaque fabrics.

Seen at:

  • Valentino
  • Alexander McQueen
  • The Row
  • Chanel
  • Roberto Cavalli

 

8.  VIVID COLOUR

Experiments with colour clashing and graphic effects this season has resulted in striking designs, ensuring us that bolder is better. Patchwork, star-busted and trompe-l’oeil effects were combined with fresh shapes and interesting silhouettes.

Seen at:

  • Christopher Kane
  • Gucci
  • Balmain
  • Dries Van Noten
  • Kenzo

 

9.  THE BACKPACK

The backpack has been given a new look, moving away from its gap year history into the must have luxury piece of the season. Embroidered initials, graphic prints and even human piggy backs have been part of this haute makeover.

 

10.  ITS ALL ABOUT THE BLING

There’s no such thing as too much jewellery this season according to designers. Brooches, shoulder-grazing mismatched earrings and tiaras (yes tiaras!) are everywhere, from geometric to feminine sparkly pieces there is a style for everyone.

 

Anastasia x