Predicting the upcoming Spring Summer 2017 fashion trends from SS17 ready-to-wear runway collections. Here are the top 13 trends you NEED in your closet this year!
So let’s take a look at what our wardrobes will need filling up with next season:
Trend Forecast: Spring Summer 2017 Fashion Trends
Solid-colors have been dominating the luxury fashion market for years, making prints the stuff of classless, “poor” fashion! But prints have found their way amongst the Spring Summer 2017 fashion trends as Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Valenino, Versace and more designer brands have incorporated them unabashedly into their latest collections. We saw small multicolor prints, artsy patterns, thematic prints and even mixed patterns.
Athleisure came into the list of latest fashion trends last to last year, and it’s going stronger than ever. In fact, athleisure has even given way to its own spin-off trend – luxury loungewear. This trend started with just pairing athletic-inspired pieces like track pants with the wardrobe staples like tees. But now we’re seeing athleisure becoming more relaxed, casual and made purposely for travel and everyday wear – shorts and track pant-sets, sporty jackets and striped jogging pants. Mugler even had a sports-bra inspired top for an evening look. Pair the trendy athleisure wear with heels, sandals or of course, sneakers.
3. All White
Black and white are the classics that’ll never really go out of style. And we already started seeing so, so many head-to-toe black outfits last year. But this season, we’ve been seeing even more head-to-toe white outfits. Design houses like Chanel, Fendi, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana came up with skirt suits, casual wear, pant suits and jacket sets with white accessories to match. Play with textures and fabrics in the same shade of white or same undertones to pull of this tricky trend!
4. Art on Fashion
Art and fashion have always had an undying bond. Afterall, fashion is an art in itself. But for Spring Summer 2017, art will be on display on your outfits. Exotic patterns, urban-inspired, and abstract art – all were seen on dresses, jackets, separates and even accessories. Italian medieval art and landscapes were used as the art themes for Valentino and Alice+Olivia respectively. Dior had handmade art all over the gowns made with sequins, Roberto Cavalli came up with tribal art and Rahul Mishra had flora and fauna.
5. Metallic Shine
From clothes to accessories, metallics are all over the runways this season. Whether you’re looking for casual or party looks, you can’t escape these shiny dazzlers! So make them a part of your wardrobe because we saw metallic dresses, pants, crop jackets and metallic shoes, too! Read more about the Latest Metallic Dress Trend.
6. Luxury Nightwear
Just as athletic clothing inspires athleisure, this year, we’re seeing nightwear inspiring luxury nighwear, too. Pajama stripes, slip dress lace, nightgown satin and nightwear prints were seen in the collections of some of our favorite designers – Moschino, Chanel, Fendi and more.
7. Matching/ Co-Ord Sets
Again, this trend is something we’ve been seeing since last year. It just doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Design houses like Moschino, Chanel, Max Mara and Versace had collections concentrating a lot on matching or co-ord sets. With skirts to match the jackets, or leggings to match tops, or skirt-top sets, they had them all.
8. Sheer Skirts
Sheer tops and dresses have already been a trend in the last few seasons. Come SS17, we’re seeing a new way of layering – see-through skirts worn over knickers and boy-shorts. While it seemed like an unwearable trend last year, we’re more than willing to explore how to take this style to the streets and parties now. We saw them paired with jackets, bodysuits and peplum tops. Looks like sheer skirts will be the new way to bare legs this year – replacing short-shorts.
9. Floral Appliqué
It’s spring and sure enough, we’re seeing flowers in fashion. And we’re not complaining. What’s spring without a healthy dose of flowers? Instead of last year’s big flowery prints, this year we’re seeing bunches of flower appliqué details on the looks – three-dimensional bouquet, garden or flower-creeper-inspired appliqué amongst Spring Summer 2017 fashion trends.
10. Statement Belts
Belts can never really go out of fashion. But in Spring Summer 2017, we’ll be seeing statement belts that are used not just to cinch the waist in or give structure to the look, but also to complete the look and add character. The top four belt trends we’re seeing are metallic belts, tie-up belts, matching broad belts and exotic designs.
Both ready-to-wear and couture collections had ruffles in them. Frills and wavy draping was seen too. In the casuals, we saw ruffle tops and dresses. Also check out: How to Wear Ruffle Dress, Ruffle Accessories and More
12. Extra Long Sleeves
Sleeves that go on forever are a weird, and sometimes unwearable trend. Some design houses like Dior and Chanel had sleeves that just ended at the tips of the fingers, others like Prabal Gurung and Cavalli had floaty fabrics making up super-long sleeves that added dynamism to the looks.
Wear your favorite design house’s logo proudly on your outfits as ateliers of Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY and Gucci had placed their logos prominently on their looks. We found them in some unique, unexpected places too. Dior had its logo on bra straps, waistbands, clutch handles and shoe straps. DKNY had it on waistband and bralette straps, too. Dolce & Gabbana took inspiraiton from travel to have logo tees and slippers, and Gucci had its logo on bags. Also check out: Luxury Clothing Logos are Back in Trend for 2017
Did you love our selection of the latest Spring Summer 2017 fashion trends? Which trend are you most dying to try? I’m dying to try all-white outfits, sheer skirts and floral applique – oh there’s so much, how can I choose just one?! Just one – Are you kidding me?! Anyway, lemme know your thoughts below.
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]