The long fashion month has just wrapped up last week and I've been keeping busy rounding up all the trends I spotted on the runway during New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion week. Sharing with you guys all the things you'll be seeing on the streets rest of 2015. The biggest trend no doubt in all the cities were the 1970's theme, we saw it last season and have been carried into the winter. Designers just can't get out of the Boho grooves. The thing about taking inspiration from sub-cultures of the past is not simply emulating the style but taking some elements and essence of that era and bringing it into modern day fashion. Here are the 8 major key trends that you can easily spot and may even already be in your wardrobe.
most recognizable retro element from the ‘70s. Fringe trench and cape
was spotted at Burberry, shoes were fringed at Aquazzura, tiered fringe
dresses at Tom Ford and Nina Ricci. There were more lighter feathery
fringe from Marchesa and Rebecca Minkoff for an evening look. If all
over fringe is not your style then there's more subtle fringe on hems of
scarves seen at Armani and Eudon Choi.
2. Daring Neckline
most favorable 70's homage is the low neckline. Clinched at the waist
and deep plunge V- neck is a super sexy trend. If you don't mind the
cold. But if that is too daring then try keyhole neckline instead where
there's high neck with slit down the torso with just a slither of skin
showing. And in true 70's spirit bras are optional!
our eyes off all the hippies for a bit and indulge in dazzling
unexpected embellishments. For all the bling lovers there's intricate
beading, sequins and pearls, you wont be disappointed. From Holly Fulton
and Elie Saab's beaded floral and crystal embellishments to Rodarte
hand sewn, applique flowers inject some floral spring to the winter
weather. For those who don’t admire the minimalist trend, Versace and
Lanvin has you covered. Blumarine and Anthony Vaccarello look to the
stars for there jewels inspiration while Jenny Packham and Rahul Mishra
look undersea for pearls encrustations.
4. Fur Collar
is a winter staple, the bigger the better with oversized coats, faux
stoles and shearling trims. Weather practical
and chic. Orange lapel will brighten up your muted coat like at Shrimps
and Christopher Raeburn. Pastel Mongolian fur collar bring a fun flirty
vibe seen at House of Holland, Matthew Williamson and Dries Van Noten.
Faux gets a big thumbs up this season. But retro shearling at Ashley
Williams and Lavin or big fox collar at Nicole Miller, Altuzarra and
Ralph Lauren are still a big hit.
5. Retro Prints
lot of different prints were visible on the catwalk but they all speak
retro. Some styled to clashed together and some were head to toe in
unison. Few were noteworthy, psychedelic, geometric and florals.
Geometric print made a bold statement, with contrasting colours and
abstract shapes. Pucci, Jasper Conran and Karen Walker, giving slight
mod sixties geo-print on shift dresses and knee boots. Non geometric
print took more seventies psychedelic route, swirl strips and fluid
lines but equality as bold. Spotted at Dior, Roksanda, Jonathan Saunders and Topshop Unique
to create trippy prints and dreamy effect. Then there's retro floral.
Prints on flowing chiffon of, maxi dresses, pussy-bowed blouse and
flared trousers which will takeover summer, giving off care free hippy
6. Matching Seperates / Co-ords
know when your underwear matches its going to be a good day. Now things
are about to get a whole lot more complicated. Or not. Depending how
you translate this trend. There's the matching pattern suits seen at
Gucci, Ellie Saab and Carven. Or highstreet virsion at H&M. It's
sharp and sophisticated for work. And if you think co-ords are only for
one season think again, there's the skirt co-ordinates like at
Paul&Joe, Vionnet and Fyodor Golan. Which can be chic or sexy
depending on hem length. For those who the idea of matching prints send
your stomach churning and head spinning then try the colour
co-ordinates. Wear one shade separates. Convenient for people with
monochrome wardrobe. If you want relaxed feel then opt for knit muted
tones like Joseph and Stella McCartney. For a more polished look choose
luxe material and tailored shape as seen on J JS Lee, Marc Jacob and
is the name of the game this season. Think pistachio green, cotton
candy pink, sweet lavender and other sugary shades. But those who tend
to shy away from girlish macaroon tones, no need to dismiss it yet.
Despite the soft pallette you will see them teamed with hard edge suits
standing out at Prada and Giorgio Mrmani, Deeper tones at Tome, sporty
at Lacoste and interesting texture at Maxmara. But of course fairytale
sheer dresses and satin gowns are still girlish pastel favorites at Bora
Aksu, Vionnet, Marchesa and Philosophy.
8. Colour Trends
is a bold fall look. Head to toe matching red, matching shoes and
accessories. Marques’ Almeida, Versace and Osman were a few to embrace
this trend. Primary pallettes are coming in stong. Another bold color
we're seeing is Cobalt blue and Royal blue. Similar to red its paired with matching separates like at Diane Von Furstenberg but also can be warn with soft palette for a pop of colour like at DKNY or with prints at Roksanda.
Brownie points for Derek Lam and Michael Kors and many others opting in for brown hues. No surprise here because we've been seeing the seventies suede and will camel never really go out of fashion? Its like UGGs for palette, comforting and you can't really go wrong. Olive follows the same seventies retro theme and great color for representing the autumn leaves, demonstrate at Jasper Conran.
Blush and nude
is the unexpected shade to see for me and my favourite one. Clean lines
at Narciso-Rodriguez, fluffy at Fendi and ethereal at Francesco
Scognamiglio, the fleshy colour translate to something feminine and pure. Lastly pops
or colour have popped up all over the runway. Peaks of neon and streak
of primary colours against black, white or muted colours. Versace,
Fyodor Golan, and Alexander Mcqueen have really turned heads with their