Thursday, January 28, 2016

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Trends

Milan witnessed several changes when it came to household fashion houses like Gucci and Emilio Pucci. Gucci moved into new territory under the helm of Alessandro Michele that saw bohemian chic with touches of retro for spring/summer 2016. Massimo Giorgetti took the reigns at Emilio Pucci and stepped away from the image Peter Dundas had created for the Pucci girl by introducing a new vision for the brand - sultry, beach party girl layered in modern forms and silhouettes. With all the changes going in the fashion city, these are the trends for Spring/Summer 2016. 

Wide-leg Pants - Sporty elements continue to reign over fashion week with freer and roomy leg pants.

From L-R: Costume National, Etro, Giorgio Armani, Gucci and Luisa Beccaria

 Slits - Thigh split skirts remain a center of focus as one of Spring/Summer 2016's biggest trends.
 
From L-R: Fausto Puglisi, Bottega Veneta, Elisabetta Franchi, Ermanno Scervino and Costume National

Colored Stripes -  This take on the nautical trend is sweeping all fashion week runways and emerging one of the biggest trends for spring/summer 2016.

From L-R: Alberta Ferreti, Blugirl, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta and Emporio Armani

Shoulder Cut-Outs - With several appearances on the runways of New York and London, the shoulder is this season's new erogenous zone.
 
From L-R: Anterprima, Costume National, DSquared, Emilio Pucci and Ermanno Scervino

Sheer - Transparency dominated the runways of Milan in form of head-to-toe sheer ensembles with skirts being the focal area.
 
From L-R: Anterprima, Alberta Ferreti, Ermanno Scervino, Dolce and Gabban and Blumarine

Belts - Emphasis on the waist is becoming a trend to watch out come spring/summer 2016 as seen in major collections. 
 
From L-R: Bally, DSquared, Ermanno Scervino, Etro and Fendi

Layers -  Summer/spring layering took on different forms when it came to the runways of Milan as gowns and crop-tops were layered over camisoles and bodysuits.

From L-R: Aquilano e Rimondi, Alberta Ferreti, DSquared, Emilio Pucci and Etro

Patch-work - This 80s fashion trend has returned to the fashion scene with a bang fast becoming one of the biggest trends come summer/spring 2016.
 
From L-R: Alberta Ferreti, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Emilio Pucci and D Squared2

Florals - Floral prints and appliques littered their way all over the runways of Milan during the spring/summer 2016 shows.
 
From L-R: Dolce and Gabbana, Francesco Scognamiglia, Emporio Armani, Blumarine and Gucci

Metallic - The dull shine of gold and sparkle of silver made for unmissable elements when it came to spring/summer 2016 collections.

From L-R: Emilio Pucci, Costume National, Andrea Incontri, Genny 


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Golden Globes 2016

The Golden Globe Awards mark the beginning of Awards season and therefore set the trends for future red carpet appearances and the potential winners to watch out for.

Waist Bands -  Emphasis on the waist was seen all over the runways of London and it is no surprise seeing it make a return to the red carpet courtesy of Rosie Huntington Whitely and Alicia Vikander amongst others.

From L-R: America Ferrera, Rosie Huntington - Whitely, Heidi Klum, Leslie Mann and Alicia Vikander

Plunging Necklines - If it is not the shoulders on display, it is usually a plunging neckline for celebrities like Katy Perry, Kirsten Dunst and Jenna Dewan Tatum.

From L-R: Katy Perry, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jaime Alexander, Zendaya and Kirsten Dunst

Metallic- Kate Bosworth, Olivia Wilde and Julianne Moore brought glamour and dazzle to the red carpet in sequinned and metallic gowns.

From L-R: Julianne Moore, Brie Larson, Olivia Wilde, Portia Doubleday and Kate Bosworth

Off The Shoulder - Shoulders remain the most favoured body part to bare when it comes to the red carpet.

From L-R: Kate Hudson, Joanne Frogatt, Malin Akerman, Melissa Benoist and Lady Gaga

Friday, January 8, 2016

People's Choice Awards 2015

THE annual People's Choice Awards celebrates the US public's favourite films, television shows, music and stars of the previous 12 months. The fashion was fierce and left little room for faux-pas. These are the trends seen on the People's Choice red carpet.

Dazzle - It was time to shine in dazzling metallic dresses and sequins for Vanessa Hudgens, Priyanka Chopra and Claire Danes

From L-R: Vanessa Hudgens, Dakota Johnson, Priyanka Chopra and Claire Danes

Long-Sleeve Minis- Lea Michele, Meghan Trainor and Ashley Benson opted for bare legs and long sleeves in short mini-dresses.

From L-R: Lea Michele, Meghan Trainor, Ashley Benson and Sandra Bullock

Thigh Slits- The thigh high slit is here to stay and remains popular on the red carpet.

From L-R: Vanessa Hudgens, Christina Milian, Ciara and Ashley Spencer

Off-The-Shoulder- Shoulder baring frocks and jumpsuits were all the rage for Julianne Hough, Kate Hudson and Kat Graham.

From L-R: Julianne Hough, Kate Hudon, Keke Palmer and Kat Graham

Monday, January 4, 2016

London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Color Trends

New York had green as it's biggest color trend for Spring/Summer 2016 and London had yellow in both subtle and summery seen in collections from Pringle, Jonathan Saunders and Burberry Prorsum.

Yellow

From Burberry Prorsum, Antonio Berardi, Joseph, Roksanda, Julien MacDonald

Baby Blue 
 
From L-R: Antonio Berardi, Eudon Choi, Holly Fulton, Margiela and Peter Pilotto

Red

From L-R: Ashley Williams, Barbara Casasola, Gareth Pugh, House of Holland and Julien MacDonald
 Navy Blue

From L-R: Eudon Choi, Amanda Wakeley, Ashish, David Koma and Holly Fulton

Nude

From L-R: Bora Aksu, Preen, Osman, David Koma and Burberry Prorsum


 Credits: Fashionutd, Nymag

Thursday, December 31, 2015

London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Trends

Designers in London took the experimental route with proportions as majority of collections featured over-sized shoulders, dresses and skirts with black and white being the standout color.

Graphic Black and White - Black and white was the background to different prints and patterns on the runways of London.

From L-R: Ashley Williams, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Daks and Issa

Ruffles - Ruffles underscored the feel of romanticism and 90s vibe going on in London as seen at J.W. Anderson, Erdem and  Preen.

From L-R: Erdem, David Koma, J.W. Anderson, Holly Fulton and Osman
 
High Cut Necklines - New York maybe all about the Halter - neckline but London designers preferred the high cut neckline with some collections featuring polo-necks.

From L-R: Amanda Wakeley, DAKS, Burberry Prorsum, David Koma and Barbara Casasola

Patchwork - As seen on the runways of New York, patchwork fabrics and prints made it onto the runways of London to become a trend to watch out for next season.

From L-R: Holly Fulton, DAKS, Jonathan Saunders, Mary Katrantzou and Roksanda

Shoulder Cut-Outs - The shoulder is the new erogenous zone this season as majority of London collections featured this off-the-shoulder detailing that was sexy without being revealing.

From L-R: Osman, Erdem, DAKS, Issa and Antonio Berardi

Volume - There was an air of experimentation with proportions when it came to London as several collections showcased over-sized ensembles in light weight fabrics.

From L-R: Roksanda, J.W. Anderson, Erdem, Eudon Choi and Sibling

Belted - Emphasis went to the waist with both slim and wide belts at DAKS, Osman and Amanda Wakeley.

From L-R: DAKS, David Koma, Amanda Wakeley, Joseph and Osman

Wide Leg Pants - The new trouser shape for next season is a wider leg as seen at Paul Smith, Christopher Kane and Joseph.

From L-R: Amanda Wakeley, Osman, Gareth Pugh, Jean Pierre Braganza and PPQ

Colored Stripes - Stripes made their way onto the runways of London in a series of bright colors and patterns.
 
From L-R: Ashley Williams, Jasper Conran, Erdem, Issa and Paul Smith


High Metal Shine - London saw a blend of metallic in florals and sequins proving that next season it is all about standing out.

From L-R: Antonio Berardi, Felder Felder, DAKS, Fyodor Golan and Temperley London

 

 Credits: FashionUtd, NYmag
 
 

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