4 Trends of SS15

The four trends of Spring/Summer 2015 were Monastic Zen, The Wanderer, Wonder Years and Resort Privé. Appearing on the catwalks, these trends brought new and exciting ideas to the world of fashion with many styles being adopted by High street retailers such as Topshop, Miss Selfridge and H&M.

The Monastic Zen trend

  • Loose Filled, flowy silhouettes - Relax Suiting
  • Simplistic, Fresh
  • Botanical Prints
  • Waisting and belt details

The prints explored by this trend included japanese botanical prints and the modern check as seen in Miu Miu. The use of a japanese cultured print helps accentuate the Zen idea, and the flowiness of the garments to represent to free spirited culture.

The details of The Monastic Zen are long silhouettes, flowy materials e.g Organza, muted palette (more light colours to reflect the 'airiness') and accentuated waist and belting details.

The key garments include the long shirt dress, kimono jacket, sleeveless jacket, cigarette pants and loose trousers.

Designers who used this look were:


The Row

Haider Ackermann

Wonder Years Trend

  • Military Aspect - as seen in Marc Jacobs
  • Emphasis on buttons
  • Trench Coats
  • Tailoring
  • Bra Tops & Pencil Skirts e.g Delpozo

The prints in this trend include Watercolour prints, Botanicals, Garden Florals, Vintage wallpaper and new twists on checks which reflects a modern, mid-century aesthetic. Examples of these prints are Michael Kors - Tactile Florals, Christian Dior - Blurred Florals and Jen Garrido - Watercolour Florals.

Detailing in this rend include flirty ruffles, bow closures, buttons and a pronounced V-neck.

Key pieces worn are the summer trench coat, tailored jackets, jumpsuits, the bra top, full skirt and dress, short sleeved shirt, nit polo, pencil skirt and cropped wide trousers.

Designers who explored the Wonder Years trend:

Marc Jacobs


The Wanderer Trend

  • Tribal Look - as seen in AW14 - continuation of seasons
  • 70's look - Nostalgic trip back in time
  • Rustic feel
  • Burnt colour palette e.g Burnt oranges
The prints in this trend are bohemian and tribal which give an earthy feel to the look.

Designers who worked on this trend are:





The Resort Privé Trend

  • Fresh and modern
  • technical
  • street style athletic sportswear
  • contemporary feminine flirtatious silhouettes

The prints in the Resort Privé trend were explored by Topshop Unique, Preen by Thomas Bregazzi and Jasper Conran.

Details include macro mesh, organza, racer fronts e.g Mugler, cut outs e.g David Corman and plastics, foams and rubber materials.

Garments worked in this trend are the technical parka, the summer bomber, the T-shirt dress, A-symmetrical skirt, the pleated skirt, the active fit dress and the slouchy bermuda shorts.

Designers who had this trend on there catwalk:

Jasper Conran

David Corman


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