It is not entirely strange the colour trends for this season gravitate toward lots of different reds, such as bright and dark primary shades, autumn brown and retro burgundy. The most striking place to find this palette in a consistent fashion are collections of Raf Simons for Calvin Klein. The colours are similarly accompanied by textures, so the best selection of trends must necessarily include mister Simons.
Furthermore, we saw the abundance and the wealth of colours and designs, especially in collections such as Marni, Junya Watanabe and Dries Van Noten.
Whatever your thoughts on the 80s might have been so far, you will have to change your mind! The Autumn/Winter 2017-18 season will be marked by sharp cuts inspired by the 80s. Imagine over-sized shoulders and you will know what we are talking about. The styles to achieve commercial success will be those we are familiar with from the past, only remodeled for a modern woman, like loose trouser pants that go well with sneakers and a jacket and can be adapted for both day and night.Next, prints and patterns, especially floral ones! Often over-sized, striking, unavoidable. Male clothing can tolerate slightly discreet prints such as little squares. We will also see several other themes, from over-sized cuts and retro-futuristic look, to fresh, urban, feminine styles.
Wherever you go next autumn and winter don’t forget about your waistline. A belted waist jacket will give a characteristic look to the silhouette and represent an important tendency for autumn/winter 2017-18. Focus on the waistline gives this piece of clothing fashion quality.
Even though we are talking about one particular fashion season, the ultimate trend will be to actually forget the typical seasonal divisions. All seasons will be mixed, spring and winter, summer and autumn. The cross-exchange between the different seasons becomes more and more important, as far as looks go, so patterns that are normally associated with spring/summer can be seen in autumn/winter collections, and vice versa. Out-of-season design and stylizing the look through different kinds of layering remains an important tendency. This was especially true of the latest spring/summer collections, where the dominant elements were those normally associated to winter – metallic fabrics, brocades and lavish historical references.
One of the categories that suffered important changes are definitely jackets and trench coats, in other words, outerwear. Lighter jackets, such as raincoats, can increasingly be seen, while fur coats are still the most widespread.
To summarize, the tendency from the previous seasons and a great comeback to the fashion runway was definitely seen in all the references to the 80s.
Now it is possible to see a long line of stylistic elements coming from this decade that have regularly been seen in the latest collections. First and foremost, there are the over-sized shoulders, but also metallic finish, fabrics made of vinyl, and basic fitting clothes. Flirting with the 80s can be seen more and more, even in collections of renowned designers such as Saint Laurent, Kenzo and, most recently, Balenciaga (the spring/summer collection that exploded on Instagram).