Words by Nicole Thomsen
September 28th, 2015
I know it’s hard to think about what you’re going to be wearing in spring when you have only just packed away your summer clothes (with a heavy heart), but it’s Fashion Month and there is an abundance of inspiration from the catwalks right now that you just can’t ignore. So take a look at the trends that are set to take centre stage next year, straight from the runways of NYFW…
We’ve seen colour-blocking time and time again but for SS16 it’s all about taking your prints, all of them, and clashing them together in one ensemble. While Diane von Furstenberg and Coach went for an all over approach to print blocking, Victoria Beckham showed us that this trend is doable even for the minimally-inclined, by balancing the clash of prints with blocks of white, providing a sports luxe appeal.
Sleep enthusiasts can rejoice as their clothing of choice is set to make waves next spring. Silk shirts in the pale shade of duck egg blue were seen at Alexander Wang’s 10th anniversary show, proving that pyjama style clothing is no longer refined to your house. Who says fashion can’t be comfortable? Both Thakoon and Calvin Klein seem to agree, sending pyjama-esque robes and satin slip dresses down the runway respectively. Pyjama party, anyone?
The New Fringe
Fringing is set to receive a modern update next year. Wave goodbye to the Seventies vibe and embrace 2016’s architectural version as seen at Opening Cermony and Dion Lee, or the grunge appeal displayed at Alexander Wang.
The Cold Shoulder
Shoulders have been reinforced as fashion’s hottest erogenous zone for SS16 with design houses such as Proenza Schouler and Prabal Gurung showing that the power of suggestion is sexier than overexposure. It’s all about baring the collarbone, while remaining covered in other areas. Alas, sexy and elegant is possible.
Orange is the New Black
It looks as though Victoria Beckham has moved on from the LBD (little black dress) and opted for a new warmer colour palette. Set to be the colour of the season, orange was seen all over the catwalks in the form of suits, dress, skirts, cardigans, everything. If there’s one trend that all the designers are championing for spring, it’s this fiery tone.
Keep a lookout for the trends from the catwalks of London, Milan and Paris coming soon!
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