From sheer transparencies to saturated color and anoraks, it’s been a season full of energy and optimism.
With New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks behind us, the biggest spring 2018 fashion trends have crystallized for buyers and editors planning out the season. Here are WWD’s top spring 2018 fashion trends spotted by cities. From sheer transparencies to saturated color and anoraks, it’s been a season full of energy and optimism.
Here are some of the highlights
To say sequins and sparkles will be a big deal next summer is an understatement. In every fashion capital, glitter prevailed, starting with Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs right through to Gucci (pictured here), Dior and Chanel. Style yours with a sweatshirt to give them daytime longevity.
Whether lilac, pink, lemon or duck egg blue, expect to see an array of fashion’s prettiest shades next season. But as Victoria Beckham (pictured) said “delicacy can be strong”; saccharine these colours are not – consider tailoring in ice cream hues or wearing them in unexpected ways like at Celine.
It looks as if heritage checks are going nowhere for the season ahead. Balenciaga’s came via voluminous coats as seen here, while Victoria Beckham’s had a more traditional appeal. Anyone looking for floaty feminine styles should turn to Sonia Rykiel where they were bright and summer-ready. Burberry’s homage was perhaps the most overt – expect to see its check caps everywhere next season.
Fringing made a surprise comeback this season. Far from its most recent (very tired) festival incarnations, Celine (pictured), Bottega Veneta and Loewe gave them a sophisticated, empowered appeal. Saint Laurent’s fringing boots have already been worn by Rihanna.
Next summer will be very bright indeed if the catwalks are anything to go by – least of all at Christopher Kane (pictured) and RoksandaIlincic. From New York to Paris, the shows were awash with vibrant, bold shades to suit every colouring.
Transparency was a headlining trend – sheer coats, dresses and skirts revealed cycling shorts and full briefs. Basically, it’s all about what lies beneath next season, as demonstrated here at Dior. Consider it a more demure take on the ubiquitous naked dress.
Ruffles added a feminine air yet again this season, with Erdem (pictured), Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Valentino all incorporating them in their respective shows.