Fashion month—the colloquial name for the marathon that is New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks—is finally over. While many lamented the loss in New York Fashion Week of Altuzarra, Thom Browne, Proenza Schouler, and Rodarte, smaller labels took advantage of a schedule that wasn’t swarming with shows and were able to stand out, including the beautiful Brock Collection, Vaquera, and Snow Xue Gao. In Milan, the supers returned to the runway at Versace, and Cindy, Claudi, Helena, Carla and Naomiwere all that anyone could talk about. In Paris, editors looked forward to the debuts of Natacha Ramsay-Levi at Chloé and Clare Waight Keller at Givenchy. After taking in hundreds of shows, key trends begin to emerge. So, without further ado, the top 15 trends to look forward to come spring.
Art-InspiredArt popped up everywhere on the runways for Spring 2018. Starting in New York, Raf Simons commissioned Sterling Ruby to create a colorful set and placed Andy Warhol prints on plastic panels on dresses. In Milan, both Prada’s set and collection were printed with cartoon works from female artists from the ’30s and ’60s. In Paris, Rei Kawakubo sent out looks that featured the prints of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian painter whose work included surreal interpretations of fruits and vegetables.
Slip Dress ReduxThe slip dress is not new, and yet this season it has translated from a minimal easy-dressing piece to more of a statement. It is embellished, it has a bit of shine to it, and it’s certainly ready to come out of the bedroom and onto the streets.
SheerNow is the time to layer on diaphanous fabrics. Many designers presented looks featuring sheer tulle pieces layered over other ready-to-wear pieces, or simply on sheer pieces on top of other sheer pieces, to a dazzling effect.