Checks are the new stripes. After appearing all over the high street for Autumn and Winter this year, they are also set to make an elegant transition into our Spring wardrobes after appearing in a number of Spring/Summer 2018 catwalks this year. The likes of Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, Cristopher Kane and Burberry saw plaids and checks in their Spring/Summer campaigns for 2018, while Sonia Rykiel and Loewe flew the flag for gingham.
The rubbery, plastic or ‘wet-look’ was again all the rage at most recent fashion week shows. From the chic and British Spring appropriate transparent raincoats, boots and hats of Chanel and Valentino to the plastic-bag-shirts of Balenciaga and daring wet-look-rubber bright red maxi dresses from Calvin Klein, the plastic look is certainly in.
Pretty in Purple
From lavender to Violet every shade of purple is set to be hitting shops in Spring, replacing last years “millennial pink” trend. The likes of Tom Ford, Nina Rick and Victoria Beckham wowed at fashion weeks in September with holographic indigo jackets and lavender suits set for Spring.
Fringing and Feathering
Fringe is back in a big way. After Calvin Klein’s stunningly bright Pom-Pom reminiscent dresses with fringing from head to toe, there was no doubt that fringe has had a total revamp. Less boho and more futuristic, Paco Rabane featured a metallic shimmery dress on their runway and Erdem brought in key Spring colours of red and silver into their fringe dress.
Faux Fur and Teddy Coats
Already taking over the high street, the teddy coat is the faux fur coat made with a teddy-bear like fur material. Chic and snug – perfect for the end of winter and in a variety of pinks, greys and creams, they are also perfect for Spring. With many designers, such as Gucci and Marc Jacobs swearing of fur this year, faux fur coats like the teddy are set to be all the rage for next year.