Spring/Summer 2015 Key Trends
As the fashion week has passed us by, news about trends emerging from the catwalks has been filling WGSN Trend Forecasting website where I have been eagerly eyeing the new trends for next season. Lets just say, theres lots of variety and lots of colour. This spring will most certainly be a beautiful one, and no I don't just mean the nature spring brings.
KEY TREND: NEW ROMANTICISM
Colour Palette: gentle, romantic. Whisper-light pastels.
Light and feminine feel.
Key Looks: delicate, gentle silhouette. High cut necklines.
Sheer lace trims. Silky satins. Light layers of georgette
e.g. Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Givenchy.
Print & Pattern: chintz-inspired florals. Victorian
Furnishing prints like hand-rendered blooms-very
Decorative and rich ambience e.g Erdem, simone rocha
Materials: innovative approaches to delicate materials.
Broderie anglaise. Transparent laces. Light layers of chiffon
For dimensional tactility e.g. chloe, Christian dior
Details: decorative embellishments. Delicate ruffles, sweet
Shirring, ribbons of lace. Floral applique and seed pearls (reference to nature) e.g alexander mcqueen, valentino
Inspiration: HSAIO-RON CHENG. ANNA KARENINA, DARIO CATELLANI, JOANNA NEWSOM
KEY TREND: MAXIMALISM
Colour Palette: saturated brights, silver and gold metallic
(more is more theme), juxtaposition of bold colours.
Key Looks: overtly embellished pieces (evoke the excess of
the 1980’s). intricate embroideries. Materials rich with
vivacious colour and high-shine metallics. Square shouldered
jackets and coats. E.g. Gucci, Prada
Print & Pattern: elaborate patterns over sumptuous
Jacquards and intricate surfaces. Engineered placements.
e.g. Dries Van Noten, Marco de Vincenzo
Materials: glamorous materials in glittering sequins and
High-shine jacquards. Sheer organza’s have modern twist with vibrant stripes and modern layering. E.g. au jour le jour, Guggi
Details: 3D embellishment with decorative glam direction. ‘More is more’ attitude. Sequins, feathers, overt embroidery, dynamic surface interest e.g. Gucci, prada, miu miu
Inspiration: JEFF KOONS, JW ANDERSON, ANNA PIAGGI
KEY TREND: SIMPLEXITY
Colour Palette: minimal pallette of both neutral and warm
Tones. Colour is worn head-to-toe= dramatic OR opposing hues.
Unusual tones give sophisticated vibe.
Key Looks: soft, angular approach with both simple and complex
Constructions. True tailoring and patterning accentuate form
And add dynamic interest. E.g. mami, proenza schouler
Print & Pattern: graphic. Mismatched stripes and diagonally
Opposed print. Asymmetric windowpane checks for simple
Constructions. E.g. kenzo, 3.1 phillip lim
Materials: crisp cottons and soft-to-touch fluid linens allow
Designers to wrap, drape, knot and twist. Silky sateens and fluid
silk allow intricate folding and tucking for femininity. Fil coupe
adds textural dimension. E.g. celine, joseph
Details: simple const5ructions provide minimalist detail. Fine-edged pleating and loose ties appear to provide extra dimension. Oversized metallic buttons add interest. E.g proenza shouler, udon choi
Inspiration: KJELL VARVIN, ISSEY MIYAKE, ESPEN DIETRICHSON
KEY TREND: SPORTS LUXE
Colour Palette: wide, varied range of colour. Focus on primary
Pops as well as basic tones. Dynamic clashes create an
Energetic appeal but monochrome aspects create a lustrous
Key Looks: sporty direction. Modern silhouettes cut in clean lines
Make a contemporary undertone. Colour, comfort and innovative
Materials are the focus. E.g. Victoria Beckham, Mami
Print & Pattern: Sporty print and patterns lend vibrancy to athletic
silhouettes, with vivid stripes, disconnecting patterns and sporting
motifs dominating the story in a vivid palette of tomato red,
olympic blue and hot, summer orange. E.g. Lacoste, Chanel
Materials: A wealth of materials creates a contemporary mood with a
sporty appeal. Mesh constructions and technical blends create an athletic
theme. Silks, satins and sumptuous leathers elevate pieces
to luxury status. E.g. alexander Wang, public school
Details: sport details and techncal application. Soft utility styled pockets, create unconstructed ambience. Unusual lacing makes a bold impression on leisure inspired silhouettes. E.g public school
Inspiration: LACOSTE, FLORENT TANET, JOHN WHITLOCK