The crystal ball of fashion a.k.a. Fashion Week (New York, Milan, London and Paris) are usually pretty accurate predictors of what we’ll be wearing next season.
Fall leaves have barely fallen off the branch so naturally we’re discussing spring 2015 trends. With big shows like New York, London and Milan Fashion Week having just wrapped (and Paris coming to a close), we bring you our favourite wearable trends from the spring/summer 2015 runways.
We expect you to give these trends some serious consideration in about eight months but in the meantime, bundle up and think warm thoughts.
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All Thing Sheer
This summer it was all about the super high slit but spring/summer 2015 will be all about showing skin through sheer panels. The look is both sexy and demure and we saw these strategically placed panels and florals in abundance on the runways at Alberta Ferretti, Versace and Aquilano Rimondi.
The wide leg cropped pant made its way back into our style consciousness this summer and we anticipate more people wearing them next year. Sometimes trends take a little while to blossom but we expect more people to embrace this old-new trend as seen on the spring 2015 runways of Jil Sander and Sportmax.
There’s a reason colour blocking has stood the test of time. It’s been kicking around for a few seasons and will continue to trend next spring/summer. Canadian design duo Dsquared really zeroed in on this trend with a bold use of contrasting colours.
Just when you thought you had left the ruffles back in sixth grade, they come right back into vogue. Australian designer Zimmerman went the ultra feminine route creating delicate ruffled silk print dresses.
Preppies rejoice! Gingham will continue its reign as one of the most popular patterns next spring. Altuzarra and Diane Von Furstenberg made use of the playful geometric print to create dresses and stylish twin-sets.
It seems everyone had bow envy during Fashion Week. We saw large exaggerated bows accentuating many a model's waist, including at Emporio Armani and Burberry. Traditional notched belts can take a back seat to this fun new take.
If there was one spring trend that was quite evident at Milan Fashion Week, it was the presence of fringe. Several designers took the boho trend and manifested it into their own creative vision. Fringe was seen at Marco de Vincenzo, Proenza Schouler and Etro among other.
The sixties proved to be an inspiration for fall/winter 2014 but next spring, the seventies will be the returning era. The runways at Milan Fashion Week resembled an episode of “That '70s Show” with bellbottoms at Derek Lam and flared trousers and jumpsuits making the rounds.
We might have to stop calling florals a trend. Colourful blossoms on clothing is starting to become classic as we’ve seen year after year. There’s always a new incarnation of floral patterns and next year, it’s big and it’s bold. Thom Brown and Michael Kors were among those inspired by a pretty floral arrangement.