Summer may be in full swing but bloggers and designers everywhere are already thinking about the next season. Recent catwalks are showing signs of a few summer influences, such as bright colour and bold prints, but specific pieces are adapted perfectly for the following season and continuing to be just as creative and inspiring.
Monochrome is the highlight of the AW season. From show-stopping patterns and block prints, the basic two-toned look brings plenty of drama to the catwalk. Always a trend desired for the high-fashion favourites; there’s plenty to experiment with and thousands of checkerboard swirls and polka dot stripes to use on the runway. We can find Valentino, Emilio Pucci, Victoria Beckham and Dior making the most of this trend.
All in Red
The beautiful spring trend is back for the fall and will always endure as a popular choice for designers. From bright scarlet and stunning crimson to a subtle cerise, the shades of A/W15 have clearly been defined on the catwalk. This is one look that may even escape onto the high street, influencing some of the biggest names in everyday fashion. Salvatore Ferragamo, Oscar de la Renta, Max Mara and Christopher Kane took advantage of the wash of colour, even adding tones of pint to make it this season’s prettiest trend.
Classy & Chic
From baby-doll dresses to shiny shoes, diamanté broaches and sweet pastels: the A/W season is embracing the best of dolly chic. Many styles have the subtle hint of Blair Waldorf while others reflect the distinguishing reputations of Chanel and Prada. The heightened femininity blended with elements of high fashion and luxurious couture creates beautiful, charming pieces from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane and Christopher Kane.
This season’s trend includes gloriously mismatched fabrics and a medley of colour. Each style has its own individual flare. There were a few hints of this trend back in February during Alessandro Michele’s first show for Gucci and the unique look is back, bringing an attic chic and tweed vibe. The seemingly quirky movement is here to stay and become a favourite for the most creative, such as Miu Miu, Missoni and Michael Kors.
A bold and bright start isn’t expected for the A/W season, but trends never fail to create surprises. The cheerful and vivid look struck the catwalk with pride and took a unique spin on the otherwise dull ready-to-wear styles. The unconventional combinations and abstract prints help create a whimsical atmosphere and convey the very best of the term. Balmain, Jonathan Saunders and DNKY are just a few of many labels who chose to bring the remarkably cheerful trend to life.
Sassy & Shiny
Crystals, sequins and more; the A/W15 was a glittering parade, igniting the metallic trend. Simple pieces radiated sophistication and confidence as the models stole the show with shine. The fantastic shimmer notoriously becomes admired, and this season was no exception. One of my favourite trends, this look also became a favourite among Ralph Lauren Collection, Michael Kors, Loewe, Ermanno Scervino and Balenciaga.