Spring/Summer 2017 Trends

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Vogue Paris, Jennifer Neyt, Eugénie Trochu

Spring/Summer 2017 takes fashion back to the drawing board, re-defining a confident look with exaggerated lines, metallic effects, graphic prints on new-generation trenches and bright candy pink and sunshine yellow. With color and light as watchwords for the season, see the trends we’re taking away from Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017.

Shocking Pink

Shocking Pink
At the top of our list for the trends of the season is pink, as candy pink, baby pink, deep cherry and raspberry provide a sweet new way to see fashion through rose-tinted glasses.
From left to right: Céline, Balenciaga, Valentino

Oversized Shoulders

Oversized Shoulders
Square shoulders were particularly present this season, an exercise in style seen on strict, exaggerated suit jackets in a quest to create new forms of elegance and movement.
From left to right: Jil Sander, Balenciaga, Céline

Sports Parkas

Sports Parkas
Urban sports silhouettes were prevalent at Versace, Joseph and Stella McCartney, with dynamic lines and big volume on nylon parkas and parachute pleats, with street accents and plenty of movement.
From left to right: Joseph, Versace, Stella McCartney

Flower Power

Flower Power
Florals are no surprise for spring, but next season brings blossom prints up to date in all-over Seventies style, flirting a little with the kitsch.
From left to right: Michael Kors Collection, Balenciaga, Chloé

Origami World

Origami World
Pleats were front and center at Marni, Loewe and Jil Sander, with drapes, volume at the shoulder and statement sleeves all tapping into the minimalist vibe of the moment.
From left to right: Marni, Loewe, Jil Sander

Arty Pop

Arty Pop
From criss-cross stripes to in-your-face color, fashion has gone graphic for summer 2017. Think vibrant, geometric prints, as spotted on the knitwear at Proenza Schouler, the poppy pleats at Chloé and the Sonia Rykiel poncho.
From left to right: Proenza Schouler, Chloé, Sonia Rykiel

Jumpsuits All Day

Jumpsuits All Day
Much more than a trend, the jumpsuit is now a seasonal staple that tops editors’ wishlists as an easy piece for summer every year. Uptown girl or fashion boilersuit, choose from evening glamour and daytime cool.
From left to right: Hermès, Isabel Marant, Vanessa Seward

Leggings Are Back

Leggings Are Back
Fashion reinvented sportswear basics as ready-to-wear, this season more than ever. Leggings made for super slim silhouettes on the runway, in spandex with integrated shoes at Balenciaga, or velvet at Y/Project and ‘caviar’ lace at Louis Vuitton.
From left to right: Y/Project, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga

The 1970s Sleeveless Sweater

The 1970s Sleeveless Sweater
The revival of a key 1970s piece, that patterned sleeveless sweater your grandpa once had is back in vogue, tapping into the ugly-beautiful trend and treading a delicate line between good and bad taste. How to elevate the kitsch to the ranks of the cool.
From left to right: Michael Kors Collection, Gucci, Prada

Metallic Finish

Metallic Finish
Urban mermaids or space warriors? A deep blue wave broke over the runways at Kenzo, Maison Margiela and Chanel, with iridescent textures and futurist accents.
From left to right: Kenzo, Maison Margiela, Chanel

Hide-And-Seek Cut-Outs

Hide-And-Seek Cut-Outs
At Dior, Lanvin and McQueen, designers showed once again the power of suggestion. Sheet textures left a little to the imagination and subtle cut-outs revealed a hint of what lay beneath in a hymn to black.
From left to right: Lanvin, Dior, Alexander McQueen

Girls In The Hood

Girls In The Hood
All-black neo-hoods that knotted under the chin on capes, hooded T-shirts and reworked oversized hoodies provided a new take on an essential shape.
From left to right: Hood by Air, Balenciaga, Paco Rabanne

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever
Sequins and shimmer set the runways on fire this Fashion Week. Minis are out and long sparkling sheaths are in, along with Seventies references and Bianca Jagger-style pyjamas.
From left to right: Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Nina Ricci

The Trench Coat 2.0

The Trench Coat 2.0
Because fashion is all about reinterpretation, even basics need to be reinvented every once in a while and this season it was all about the trench. Cropping up on catwalks across all four fashion capitals, from Marni to Balenciaga and Michael Kors, each collection saw its own personal stamp on this classic wardrobe essential.
From left to right: Marni, Balenciaga, Michael Kors Collection

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever
From lemon to fluorescent, yellow was a chromatic shot in the arm that lit up the runways in all four cities. Summer 2017 looks bright.
From left to right: Chloé, Bottega Veneta, Gucci

Underwear As Outerwear

Underwear As Outerwear
No longer confined to the top draw, bras were seen over shirts, dresses and T-shirts in a lesson in how to modernize the classics for 2017.
From left to right: Kenzo, Prada, Alexander McQueen

Round Shoulders

Round Shoulders
It’s all in the sense of proportion next season, especially when it comes to shoulders. At Marni, Isabel Marant and Jil Sander, they were round, with gentle curves heralding a contemporary new femininity.
From left to right: Marni, Isabel Marant, Jil Sander

Lamé Drama

Lamé Drama
All things shiny made for a resolutely contemporary energy with a new kind of high-octane elegance reflected in head-to-toe gold and silver.
From left to right: Mulberry, Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant

Seventies Prints

Seventies Prints
Geometric checks, flowers, losanges and curves heralded a 1970s revival and seriously colorful summer.
From left to right: Miu Miu, Givenchy, Prada

Babydoll Girl

Babydoll Girl
Candy colors and doll faces charmed at Fendi, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and Chloé, a pretty trend that flirted with lingerie styling, lace and delicate bows and ribbons. Get set for your most romantic summer yet.
From left to right: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Chloé, Fendi

Puffball Shoulders

Puffball Shoulders
Fashion’s Eighties obsession continues, with variations on the popular should theme as oversized cap sleeves gave way to giant puffball shapes and fabric effects.
From left to right: Dsquared2, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana

Mens’ Shirts

Mens' Shirts
Menswear is an eternal source of inspiration for womenswear designers and the men’s shirt took to the Spring/Summer 2017 runways with a nonchalant twist for the season. Pale blue and pinstriped, it was deconstructed as a dress at Balenciaga, Joseph and Alexander Wang.

Punk Spirit

Punk Spirit
Junya Watanabe, Haider Ackermann and Coach all painted a picture of a militant, emancipated and inspired femininity, to bring punk back to the runway for Spring/Summer 2017. Think studded leather and plenty of black, paired with a sober charisma and a snarl.
From left to right: Coach, Junya Watanabe, Haider Ackermann

Leather Fringing

Leather Fringing
A play on fabric and movement that’s more minimalist than you might think. White jackets and dresses were entirely fringed at Hermès or more discreet and Western-influenced at Ralph Lauren, with Rodarte’s punk bride taking the cake.
From left to right: Ralph Lauren, Hermès, Rodarte

After-Hours Robes

After-Hours Robes
Masculine sensuality met boudoir elegance as wrap jackets and gowns showed yet again that loungewear isn’t best kept for after dark.
From left to right: Haider Ackermann, Lanvin, Burberry

Polka Dots

Polka Dots
We saw a softer, more rounded geometry on the runway this season. A simple but effective motif, the polka dot was conceptual at Comme des Garçons, ballerina-style at Dior and retro Italian at Dolce. Use and abuse, on one condition: stick to black and white.
Fro left to right: Commes des Garçons, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana

Patchwork

Patchwork
Designers mixed, matched and juxtaposed anything and everything that clashed, with vintage fabrics and unexpected pairings of prints, fabrics and finishes.
From left to right: Giamba, Marc Jacobs, Loewe

Space Style

Space Style
Head-to-to white and a slim silhouette is the minimalist take on futurist fashion this season, accented with patches slogans and moto stripes.
From left to right: Courrèges, Dior, Paco Rabanne

Source: Vogue Paris

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    1. :

      Loving the babydoll girl and Hide-And-Seek Cut-Outs💕

    2. :

      I expect that there will be too much going on in 2017, what with all those outfits. But maybe I like the polka dots.

    3. :

      Polka dots 😊

    4. :

      Not liking the over-sized shoulders, puff ball shoulders and underwear as outerwear. I can live with the rest.

    5. :

      Baby Doll Girl look💕 Suits my height.. haha

    6. :

      I love the flower pattern, babydoll girl and hide-and-seek cut-outs. Although the other styles are alright but not only it’s hard to pull off some of this trends it’s not like I can show up to work with my underwear as outerwear. 😆😆