THE ULTIMATE FASHION MONTH RECAP
With New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks now behind us, the biggest spring 2018 fashion trends have been spotted. From sheer genius to saturated pallets and anoraks, it’s been a season full of energy and optimism.
Here are some of the highlights. Click through to the gallery above for a comprehensive look at the trends and ways to shop it now.
There was definitely a huge Nineties urban vibe happening. It was expressed in different ways, but the common item was the Windbreaker/parka/anorak jacket. In whatever iteration, it will be everywhere next season — from the super casual versions at Public School, to the dressier takes at Oscar de la Renta.
Pictured: Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Claudia Li, and Dion Lee
MASATO ONODA, RODIN BANICA, AMY SUSSMAN, AND OVIDIU HRUBARU
Fancy pants, anyone? Perhaps fancy jeans? The all-American staple got the formal treatment at the spring shows as designers paired them with evening attire and in some cases, “bewejeled” them enough to take you into a gala.
Pictured: Solace London, Adam Selman, Brandon Maxwell, and Alexander Wang
STEPHEN LOVEKIN AND GIOVANNI GIANNONI
No neutral ground here, the statement was clear when it comes to the preferred spring palette: bright, saturated hues either monochromatically or colorblocked à la Tom Ford.
Pictured: Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, and Sachin & Babi
GIOVANNI GIANNONI AND RODIN BANICA
Sheer, skin revealing fabrics were shown in diaphanous dresses leaving little to the imagination yet done in sophisticated cuts.
Pictured: Ulla Johnson, Mansur Gavriel, Jason Wu, and Jeremy Scott
ANDREW H. WALKER, AMY SUSSMAN, AND GIOVANNI GIANNONI
Known for being the city with an eccentric palette, London didn’t disappoint when it came to bold pattern play. From the overcharged florals set against polka dots at Mary Katrantzou to subtler, more casual variations like the patterned knits at Burberry, there was a range of day to evening fare for any occasion.
Pictured: Mary Katrantzou, Emporio Armani, Burberry, Temperley London
Satin was the dominant fabric during the London shows for two great reasons. First, its sheen instantly elevates any silhouette; second, its inherent fluidity and lightness makes it comfortable to wear all night long. Designers from Christopher Kane to Roksanda opted for liquid evening gowns and dresses.
Pictured: Simone Rocha, Peter Pilotto, Roksanda, Christopher Kane
Raf Simons spoke about the American dream again for spring, which he depicted his own particular way; while Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia’s was a cheerful, spirited rally with tons of stripes and stars in between from Self-Portrait, Phillip Lim and Maria Cornejo.
Pictured: Calvin Klein, Monse, Zero + Maria Cornejo, 3.1 Phillip Lim
RODIN BANICA AND GIOVANNI GIANNONI