Style Report: SS18 Trends Seen on the Catwalks
Style Report: SS18 Trends Seen on the Catwalks01/17/2018 By Emma Crewe
Take a look at this coming season’s hottest fashion trends, stolen straight from the London, Paris, Milan and New York runways.
Here are this year’s trends to look out for in the coming spring/summer season, according to Fashion Week reports around the world.
The use of sheer fabrics has been seen on the runways of Gucci, Chanel, Dior, Christopher Kane and Valentino. For the world of fashion, skirts are looking long, flowy and transparent for spring. Incorporating see-through fabrics such as tulle, net, mesh and multi-layer sheer designs. For the sun seeker, it’s a just-out-of-the-pool holiday essential.
Sequins just for seriously grown up for SS18! Dries van Noten described it as “dressing for The Optimist”, with a show that revealed fun, sparkle and elegance. Other designer catwalks that included shiny embellishments were Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne, Erdem, Maison Margiela and Mary Katrantzou. For holiday wear and swimwear, we will definitely be seeing some additions of sparkly sequins and glitzy gemstones this year.
Sports luxe has hit its all-time high, with everyone from Valentino and Prada to luxury lifestyle brands like Moncler and yoga brands like Lululemon making sportswear an everyday thing. Athleisure is the new brunch date uniform and your Nike kicks are the new high heel. Looking gym-ready is going to transform the fashion and workout markets.
As ever, we can expect floral designs to dominate the SS landscape. Summer wardrobes wouldn’t be the same without this trend and the runways have been inundated with refreshing flower dresses. Including chintzy and ditzy florals from Chloe, sheer printed numbers from Emilia Wickstead, and muted styles and pretty pastels from Loewe. As well as floral dresses, we can also look forward to floral prints seen in accessories, like the ones seen on our NEW In beach bags.
For more of this season’s must-have swimwear, beachwear, clothing and accessories, don’t forget to take a look at the Continental Textiles New In section.