THIS SUMMER SEASON OFFERS A MUTLITUDE OF DIFFERENT TRENDS AND STYLES. ALMOST ALL OF THEM RELATE TO A VERY PEACEFUL AND LOVE-FILLED ERA.
Woodstock, bell-bottoms, floral prints or folk impact - name one of the 70s trademarks and you will find it scattered through the collections of almost every influential designer. Luckily this decade is well suited to be compatible to loads of other trends. Neutral and soft pastel shades are the commanding colours of the season.
If there is more vivacity, in almost every case there are stripes or flowers involved. Quite a surprise to the warm season is a multitude of leather, very different from the classic denim that once again wins over the runway. Skip through the most trending topics and discover your favourite looks for this glorious summer.
PEACE, LOVE, FASHION
Everything revolves around the 70s. Indeed this summer has a predilection for the flower power era. Louis Vuitton showed head-to-toe 70’s wallpaper looks and Dries van Noten delivered a fully equipped Woodstock reminiscence. We are in love!
Twice the impact - Denim is a trend that seldom comes alone. The casual cloth hit the runway several seasons ago and receives a boost for Pre-Fall. Brands like Fendi and Stella McCartney introduce the total indigo look. You should double-check this!
STRIPE A POSE
This season designers have taken quite various approaches to stripes. They are big, bold and slim or come in block form. From Balmain’s superfine leather stripes to Victoria Beckham’s knitted graphics, stripes were prevalent across all the major fashion shows.
Creamy yellow, delicate pink or gentle mauve, pastel tones are said to be extremely feminine and sensitive. But there is also sports with Kenzo, some gothic with Rick Owens, and even judo fighters at Marni. Whatever your style is, get soft!
SEE YOU LEATHER
This summer sees an unusual high frequency of leather in skirts, coats, jackets or pants. From soft velour at Gucci and Saint Laurent to patent leather at Isabel Marant and Prada - skins are absolutely key. So upgrade your wardrobe and get some leather.
IN FULL BLOOM
Over several seasons flowers have charmed their way back into fashion. From Céline's 70's wallpaper inspired dresses to Marni's trademark pattern or Alexander McQueen’s blossom explosion, floral motives come from minimal to extra large. It's Blooming time!
ON THE CONTRARY
The classic combination of black and white comes around youthfully, fancy and with a modern twist. Through new and unusual designs labels like Givenchy and Alexander McQueen put emphasis on light and shadow. The outcome: quite antithetic.