SS18 Fashion month Report

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The top 8 trends you need to know about

Written by Parissa Venturini

PASTELS Ice-cream inspired hues are a must for your 2018 wardrobe. This may not be not a ground-breaking spring trend, but it’s definitely an eye-catching one, especially when pretty pastels are worn head-to-toe. As seen at: Hermès, Chanel, Giambattista Valli, Helmut Lang, Alexander McQueen

Tom Ford, Chanel, Giambattista Valli

90s THROWBACK The Nineties throwback sees no end as oversized jackets, low-slung pants and cut out bodysuits populated the SS18 shows. Underwear worn as outerwear is also having a renewed fashion moment, with bra tops dominating both casual and elegant outfits on the catwalks. As seen at: Tom Ford, Helmut Lang, Victoria Beckham

Helmut Lang, Tom Ford, Tom Ford

BRIGHT COLOURS The bold and the beautiful. Fiery reds, hot pinks, blazing oranges and psychedelic greens are set to be everywhere this season, especially when styled together to form daring rainbow ensembles. As seen at: Marc Jacobs, Marni, Roksanda, ACNE Studios

Acne Studios, Roksanda, Ralph Lauren

NEW FINISHING TOUCHES Playful trimmings and feminine details take shape in the form of feathers and fringes, adorning not only skirt hems but also collars, shoes, and gilets. Full blown feather dresses were also spotted at Salvatore Ferragamo and Céline. As seen at: Nina Ricci, Balmain, Margiela, Sonia Rykiel, Saint Laurent

Nina Ricci, Acne Studios, Saint Laurent

SHORTS Shorts dominated the SS18 fashion shows, stealing the spotlight from mini-skirts. Designers experimented with different styles and shapes, ranging from long tailored cuts to be worn with blazers, to the sixties-inspired leather shorts at Paco Rabanne. As seen at: Chloé, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Valentino

Louis Vuitton, Paco Rabanne, Christian Dior

SLIP DRESSES The slip dress has come a long way since its return on the runway a few seasons back. This time around, designers have reinvented the classic ‘negligee’ by adding crystals, sequins, tulle, contrasting colours and patchwork. As seen at: Diane Von Furstenberg, Dries Van Noten, Tory Burch, Coach, Oscar de la Renta

Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, Coach

YELLOW Get ready for a bright explosion of sunshine this coming spring. Fashion month saw the runways dotted with different shades of yellow, as designers experimented vamping it up with different textures and distinctive colour combinations. As seen at: Carolina Herrera, Simon Miller, Ralph Lauren

Marc Jacobs, Simon Miller, Ralph Lauren

SEE-THROUGH Fashion’s alluring invitation to ‘dare to bare’ comes in all shapes and sizes, sharing this season’s trend: see-through materials. Transparent veils and sheer dresses were spotted everywhere displaying a confident idea femininity. Time to invest in some beautiful lingerie! As seen at: Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Jil Sander, Miu Miu, Fend, Ralph&Russo

Ralph&Russo, Jil Sander, Dolce&Gabbana

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