From high shine fabrics, body hugging silhouettes to Spanish inspired flounces, we introduce you to Spring Summer 2016’s most wearable trends!
Off-the-shoulder details, shocks of fiery-crimson hues and Flamenco ruffles have us dreaming of Barcelona this Spring Summer! Collections by Joseph Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors have all peppered the SS16 with Spanish inspired elements and immaculately crafted asymmetrical attires. Interesting Spanish influenced design elements ranging from cut-outs, pom-pom stripes to bows and flounces are this year’s best trends to date.
Don the easy breezy look of this season that has made a ‘slinkier than ever’ comeback! Trimmed with scalloped lingerie lace at Celine, see-thru chiffon at Saint Laurent or in 90s satin and layered over fine knits at Pucci- SS16 is looking pretty sexy already… we must say.
(Left to right: Burberry Prorsum, Rochas, Emilio Pucci and Celine spring 2016 fashion shows)
Gingham for the Warm Weather
A print meant for those crisp sunny days, Fashion gurus have reinvented our fav pattern in easy-to-wear silhouettes… And in soft Gingham dresses and loose blanket trousers, how could we miss out on this trend! There is something so optimistic about this checked cotton fabric popularized by ’50s and ’60s style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, who wore it in the form of cropped pants and skirts. The preppy print made a comeback on the runways, thanks to designers like Altuzarra, Diane von Furstenberg and Oscar de la Renta, who all have amped up on its nostalgia-inducing elements, introducing it into the modern day with sleek silhouettes and darker color choices.
The runway fashion palette has brilliantly concocted summer’s paint-box pop colors and acid brights with spectacular jewel tones into a single look for the SS’16! This season’s big romance played out by designers Christopher Kane, Gucci, Balmain and Dries Van Noten as they showed off their Pantone hits in new graphic effects – think patchwork star-bursts from Kane and cool Trompe-l’œil at Gucci.
(Left and right: Christopher Kane and Gucci spring 2016 fashion shows)
Old world Charm
High-collar necklines, puffy sleeves, ruffles and loads of floral motifs were the Victorian era influences we spied on at shows like J.W.Anderson, Erdem and Emilia Wickstead.
Stripe it out
Stripes are to summer what fur is to winter, at least that’s what we saw at this year’s SS16! Consider it a reincarnated riff of the fav summer pattern with designers like Missoni, Roksanda and Prada, experimenting with Graphic Stripes incorporating chopped, curled and scattered lines. For SS’16, the stripe is oh so right!
(Left to right: Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Roksanda and Jonathan Saunders spring 2016 fashion shows)
High shine fabrics just got a face-lift this Spring Summer! The metamorphosis is cooler and edgier than ever before. Embellished classic sweaters with broken mirror pieces by JW Anderson, Louis Vuitton’s futuristic ruched foil mini dresses get our top scores!
(Left to right: Loewe, Isabel Marant and Louis Vuitton spring 2016 fashion shows)
Spring/summer 2016 bags are diverse: from eye-catching, elaborate and embellished shapes to not-so-simple classic styles. The bag colour palette to note? Leather stripes and bold prints ruled at Dolce and Gabbana and Stella McCartney, while Kenzo took the trend even more literally, showing clusters of basic shape pouches in a single look.
The size? For a standout summer statement, Mansur Gavriel had us turned our sights towards the half moon shaped bag; keep it handheld with straps loose or hanging neatly by your side.
Super-comfortable to boot flat mules are very much ‘In’ this season, thanks to brands like Alexander Wang, Trademark, Victoria Beckham and Edun. Let’s thank our stars in advance for that one, shall we?