Last month I posted part one of my SS16 Trend Report - here is part two featuring more key trends for the season ahead...
English Romantic Floral
Without a doubt this was the number one print trend we saw on the SS16 runway. Working in a design studio, this is the top print trend all retailers have been buying into. These delicate floral prints are so feminine and commercial and offer a new style of English Romanticism. Chintz and vintage florals come in soft colour palettes with nods to nostalgia. These prints work best on long flowing dresses in lightweight fabric. A Victorian feel is evoked with the ruffles and high-cut necklines. Key designers: Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen
Patchwork is given an update for SS16 with a variety of different prints being used in conjunction with each other to create an eclectic look. Graphic florals and checks are patched and spliced together in various ways to create a juxtaposition. This bold print trend has an abundance of energy, lending itself to a sporty shapes. There is also a nomadic feel to the trend, as seen at Tommy Hilfiger and Coach. Primary colours are key to nailing this trend.
Seen across the board in all 4 cities, daywear and eveningwear was given a 1980's revamp. Silhouettes were reminiscent of power-dressing in high shine metallic fabrics with plenty of volume seen in the boxy shapes. Whether it is dresses, jackets or trousers, this trend has all bases covered. Layering head-to-toe metallics was also a key look: sequins, paillettes and lurex in standard colours with injections of electrifying red and blue. This is the most glamorous look for SS16 with short and sexy disco vibes. Key Designers: Mary Katrantzou, Lanvin, Rodarte, Preen and Prada.
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