Now that the Resort 16 collections have wrapped up, I have put together a trend report detailing 8 key emerging trends from the season. These trends will be making their way into stores next year, so this report will give you an idea of what you may be wearing in 2016 whether you like to shop luxury or high-street. The 'Pre' trends mark a transition between seasons, but often the main themes continue to develop with the designers mainline Spring/Summer collections. If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you may know that I work in a design studio. As most brands work 6 months ahead of what we see in the shops, I have already seen an influx of retailers buying into the trends shown in this report in preparation for next year.
Emerging as one of the main trends this season, oversized teal fern prints are set to be huge. Teal is a great transitional colour, perfectly bridging the gap between wintery hues and bright high summer palettes. Despite being large scale, these fern prints are subtle due to their lack of detail making them easy to wear. Key Designers: Elie Saab and Marc Jacobs
Delicate and feminine are how I would describe this emerging print trend. This trend will be great for those who like wearing print but nothing too overpowering. These sketchy abstract florals may look simplistic but their execution is on point. A very sophisticated print trend for Resort offering something a little different to obvious summery patterns. Key Designers: Mulberry and Jason Wu
This new trend picks up on the 70's theme from last season. Tapestry prints were popular a couple of seasons ago and this is also a follow on from that. These medallion prints, with acute symmetry, will work well on transitional garments. These tile-like prints always evoke feelings of exotic travel locations and summer holidays, with a hint of bohemianism. Key Designers: Gucci and Zimmermann
Strictly speaking this is a knitwear trend, however I am certain these woven patterns will translate well into print. Retailers often look for 'non-prints' to fill their collections, prints that are nondescript which are easy wear for customers of any age. Due to the lack of detail, they are easy to manufacture and are well suited to different styles of garments. Key Designers: Dior and Missoni
There is always an element of 'folk' each summer season. This kind of print is perfect for holiday clothing. With inspiration taken from Polish art, amongst other references, think bold symmetry and culture. Key Designers: Andrew GN and Valentino
A rather matter of fact print trend for summer, beach and sea prints in typically seafaring colours. I like the mix we see here, yes all the prints are very similar but I like the contrast of the graphic motifs against softer hand-drawn prints. Key Designers: Karen Walker and Prabal Gurung.
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Matisse inspired art prints in bold colours. Even though the prints themselves are not complex, they are not necessarily easy to wear. These are still attention-grabbing prints and due to their scale work best on over-sized garments. Key Designers: Milly and Roksanda
Tropical's in vibrant colours are nothing new for summer, but this season the prints are large scale. More Matisse references, these prints are very graphic and bold. Another key element is the pleating detail on the garments, making the prints harder to define. Key Designers: Dior and Cedric Charlier
Which of these 8 key trends will you be keeping your eye on for Resort?
Last month I also posted a 3 part Resort 16 review on my blog, whereby I selected my top 30 collections. Take a little scroll back through my blog to see which collections were my favourites and explanation of why I liked them.
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