The Fashion Weeks And Trends Of The Year

Folks! There’s some ongoing confusion on which fashion week that connects with which season and trends. So I thought I’d use today’s post to make that clearer and also give you all a chance to catch up on all the trends and and runway shows happening. It’s a mess, I know,  but let’s save the madness for another article! Here are the fashion weeks and the trends of the year:

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The Fashion Weeks

The fashion weeks are happening twice a year. One time in February/March and one time in September/October. That’s when talking about the biggest four weeks which are; New York, London, Milan and Paris. In February/March we see the trends for the upcoming fall/winter season. In September/October we see the trends for the upcoming spring/summer season. It might sound confusing why designers display their collections six months before they hit the stores, but the fashion weeks are not really for the public. It’s for the industry. Magazines, buyers and other influential people in the fashion world that needs to know what will be trending in advance. You can’t see what clothes you should purchase for your store the same day people want to buy the clothes, right? You need some months to prepare, order and do! That’s why the fashion weeks become sort of a sneak peek of what styles will be trending.

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Fall/Winter 2017/18

The fall/winter 2017/18 season (aka FW17) is the one that is happening right now. The trending styles were shown in February/March. Here you can catch the full hashtag on all the posts I’ve done on the season, or find some in the list below. Some of the trend reports might have been written in March, but are for the FW17 seasons, which is now. I also did two extra trend reports in August to prepare for the fall season!

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Spring/Summer 2018

This is what the past fashion weeks have been all about, the spring/summmer 2018 season (aka SS18). What trends will we be working next spring/summer season? Though some of the smaller fashion weeks began showing in August, it’s still about next year’s fashion trends and not what’s happening at the moment. It’s a nice extension of the summer months as you’ll be seeing what you’ll wear in a few months time. To be noted though is that the trends are often connected from season to season. Red for instance has been a huge trend this fall and will continue being so next year too. The difference isn’t that big. 

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Folks! I hope I made it a bit clearer on what is what and why so! I know it’s a mess to have so many fashion weeks and trends and clothes and an insane cycle of wear and waste. But that topic is up for discussion in other posts! Have a lovely Tuesday, Xx

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How To Add Summer To Your Fall Style

So the summer months might be done and I do realize that the majority is not as excited about the existence of fall as I am. I did though talk about some of the next year summer trends and thought we could continue down the sunshine path today as well. Don’t worry though, I shall be back with the melancholic fall mood tomorrow. The same way I gave tips on how to add fall to your summer style in this post, here’s how to add summer to your fall style!

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Add Summer To Your Fall Style

Summer prints

For starters, the summer fashion is filled with prints and bold colors. This makes them ultimate for fall fashion as they add some light and contrast the heavy style of fall fashion. All the bright and popping floral prints from summer can be matched with fall colors. A lot comes back to pairing prints with colors that are similar, if not same. If you’re working a pink/orange/green combination, match the green with a fall green to make the transition look natural. You can also go for a full fall outfit and let one summer piece or accessory be in the spotlight. To give you some ideas on what summer prints to work: bright floral prints will always do, stripes are never not classic, tropical prints will add the resort vibe and the paisley prints are quite boho. 

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Summer colors

An even easier step is to go for summer colors. I did this post back in june on how the fall colors matches the summer colors. Same goes (obviously) the other way around. Take your cute and preppy pastel shades and match them with their darker counterparts aka fall colors. If you’re unsure about going for a full color combo outfit, add a neutral piece (black, grey, white etc) to break off the “tension”. You can also go for the darker color as the bottom piece and the lighter shade as the top. If you think about it, the darker shades are more common for pants than what the lighter shades are, which makes the transition even easier! 

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Summer clothes

One important fashion rule is to break the rules. So put aside the idea of not wearing white or lace or whatever after a certain date. Go for your off shoulder top or peplum in a blush shade and sheer fabric. It’s okey that it clashes with the fall clothes, it’s a great contrast. I’m sure that you, like me, have your favorite summer pieces. These can be worn during fall too, just requires a bit more thought. Perhaps that lace top needs a top under? That’s a great opportunity to layer! Perhaps your slip dress needs a shirt under or your midi dress a pair of boots? Dare to go for the layers I say! 

 

Folks! What are your thoughts on how to add summer to your fall style? A way to embrace some rays of sunshine or do you keep it seasonal? Let me know in the comments and have a lovely week of fall, or summer or fall summer! Xx

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Preview: Fashion Trends Spring 2018

The fashion weeks might be over but the collections will be viewed over and over again as they won’t be in season until next year. Though, to start next season early, here’s a sneak peek of what the fashion will look like spring 2018. I’m talking what colors we’ll be working, what style elements we’ll embracing and basically what the trend fools will look like. Here’s a preview of the fashion trends spring 2018:

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Fashion Trends Spring 2018

Blazer Statement

We’ve done denim jacket, bomber jacket, leather jacket and now the blazer. What am I talking about? The it-jackets of course! Don’t get me wrong, a blazer is never out of style, but sometimes it’s more trendy than usual. This spring 2018 is one of those seasons where the blazer statement is a fact. It should be worn, matched and styled as it’d be a jacket. We’ve seen a lot of oversized check blazers trending but it’s continuing down the line with more oversized blazers in check patterns but also monochromatic styles. The blazers were often done in combo with matching pants which creates a pantsuit look. Some designers that worked the blazer statement were: Chanel, Dior, Balmain, Prabal Gurung, Tom Ford, Valentino, D&G and Lemaire!

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Monochromatic Mood

Ugh, never has styling colors been easier! The message was clear from several designers, pick one color you like and work it top to toe. I’m talking about a monochromatic outfit as in white shoes, white pants, white blouse and a white jacket. Dare to go bold, but simple, in the one color style. I’ll come back to a specific styling article in a few weeks, but if you can’t stay away, remember to break the look off with different textures. Perhaps a jacket or a scarf. Contrasting one color as in accessory or a clothing piece will also do, it creates an excitement with the contrasting style. The extra trendy colors that were popular to do, besides white, were; yellow, red, navy blue and orange. Some (or many) designers that went for the look were: Stella McCartney, Valentino, Christopher Kane, Roksanda, Ports 1961, Missoni, Versace and Delpozo.

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Loose Silhouette

Never has fashion felt more comfy and cozy with the loose silhouette that’s trending next season. Away with tight, slim, defined and hello to flow of fabrics, oversized pieces and the casual vibe. The loose silhouette has been done for the majority of clothing pieces. Loose pants, shirts and blazers. Dresses with a subtle definition by the waist. Skirts in midi style with a lot of flow. The looks have sometimes been defined by a simple belt or the tucked in style. Catch Victoria Beckham, Celiné, Roksanda, Burberry, Mulberry or Emilio Pucci to get some inspiration on how to work the loose silhouette spring 2018!

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Crispy White

If they were to make a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada they definitely need to include an iconic line concerning the (not so) groundbreaking return of white each spring/summer season. White always feels like a trending shade each year when the temperatures gets hotter. Spring 2018 is no exception with crispy white shades being done, a lot. Like, a lot a lot. Go for the monochromatic white look or contrast the outfit with white. The classic black and white combo were done by many, Fausto Puglisi and Blumarine to mention two. Other designers that worked the crispy white shade were: Haider Ackermann, Roksanda, Ports 1961, Tom Ford, Christopher Kane, Chanel, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana and Delpozo.

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Mini-Trends

There are always some mini-trends that are easy to neglect as they exist in the periphery. They are loud enough to be noted though, but perhaps not go mainstream. Here’s a quick roundup of some of those trends:

Transparent Materials – Not sure if cred can be given to Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein collection for FW17 with this iconic look. But somewhere, somehow the trend started and that look is the first one that crosses my mind. However, the use of transparent materials continued this season. Calvin Klein showed more of the style, Chanel worked it a lot and so did Valentino. The most wearable way of doing it is perhaps by adding a see-through raincoat or umbrella. I’d say dare the shoes too, they’re ugly but fun but ugly but chic (but ugly).

Details of Ruffles – Get that flowy vibe going with ruffles next season. They popped up here and there, accentuating an outfit or just by adding some movement to the looks. Pucci did them, so did Rosie Assoulin and so did Fausto Puglisi. If you’ve been following the trends the past season, I’m sure you already own a few pieces with ruffles included!

Sporty Influences – Functionalism always manages to find its way through the flow of trends. Each year there’s at least one trend that is working the sporty, minimalistic and functional style. This year it feels like it’s a bit all over the place, but fiercely done however. Mary Katrantzou worked the grecian neckline. Alexander Wang also added a sporty vibe, Balmain did touch the subject too. Fit for fashion or fashion for fitness? Yeah, it’s a thing.

Folks! Which one of these trends is your favorite from the sneak peak of the fashion trends spring 2018? Are you going proper blazer or trying the casual life of vibe? Let’s chat in the comments!

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