As in nature, this spring’s favorite colour palette leans towards an organic spectrum of warm, glowing tones. Gold and yellow evoke feelings of joy and vitality. A staple shade for the season ahead, bright, invigorating Primrose Yellow was highlighted across the 2017 spring collections, showing up in Delpozo theatrical gowns, CHANEL mini dresses, or Chloé’s monochromatic pieces.
Rooted in a history of workwear for cowboys and labourers, the tough, tireless blue jean has endured as a closet staple for years, evolving from its humble beginnings to spotlight on the glitziest of red carpets. A multi-tasker, this season’s denim stars in everything from blazers to ballgowns, veering from dressed-down and distressed, to intricately cut and elaborately embellished.
Calling out to the love of countryside calm and pastoral romance, feminine florals lend their natural beauty to a demure look, with soft blossoms and fluttering petals. Always a spring favourite, pretty floral motifs also take the stage at the season’s catwalks: from Dolce & Gabbana’s bold, bright blooms, to Sonia Rykiel’s ladylike subtlety and Carolina Herrera’s woodsy, whimsical wildflowers.
A modern nomad’s fast-paced lifestyle calls for functional, low-maintenance pieces and utilitarian materials inspired by the earth’s hues. Of course, we’re talking khaki. This year, the ultimate traveller’s staple returns as an unexpectedly haute fashion essential. Designers, from Loewe to Dion Lee, reinvent the rugged canvas in sleek bombers and feminine frocks, often with edgy military hardware and practical cargo pockets.
Straightforward and clean-cut, stripes are the quintessential pattern of the detail-oriented power figure. Like the lines on ruled paper, stripes are a mark of all pursuits orderly: from a sailor’s nautical wear, to the elegant pinstripes of fine wool suiting. Interpreted for the season predominantly in horizontal directions, varying widths, and bright hues, the classic motif makes an appearance on bold silhouettes and mixed textures.
Floaty, airy, fabulously feminine pieces are on this season’s agenda, and nothing says fabulous quite like tulle. Whether playful ballerina or noir femme fatale, the frills and flounces have danced across runways from Dior to Rochas, in flirty tutus or dark, dramatically layered compositions.
Fashion Trends Text by Kate Missine Translated by Xiao Tian Produced by Many Ngom