We may only just be entering the realms of proper summer,but it would be foolish to ignore the fresh batch of autumn 2017 trends that is just around the corner. From futuristic fabrics, to tonal dressing, fashion’s throwing some frivolous, and some revolutionary ideas our way next season – and there’s nothing to stop you from getting ahead of the pack and working a few of these into your wardrobe right now. These are the trends worth noting…
When Karl Lagerfeld built a Chanel rocket launchpad in the middle of the Grand Palais, the trend for space-age fabrics was confirmed. Fluid silver lamé was used for evening dresses at Paco Rabanne, while Christopher Kane used iridescent foil and J.W. Anderson declared chainmail to be the unexpected new party fabric.
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Raf Simons made his debut at Calvin Klein, coating every outerwear option in his collection in clear plastic. Elsewhere, Miu Miu, Roksanda and Fendi also went big on the patent and PVC.
Roksanda, Preen and more of the big names in London decided that it was time to brush up on our colour coordination, championing top-to-toe tonal dressing for all. The key to getting it right for now, it seems, is to offset with one accessory in a contrasting hue.
Prada, Mulberry and Lemaire led the charge for a cord revival, reimagined in new, feminine silhouettes. The new corduroys come in blush, terracotta or teal – a far cry from the geography professors of yesteryear.
The top takeaway from the latest round of shows? Get yourself some decent tailoring, stat. For the new season, jackets are more fitted and less shoulder-padded than the last. Celine, Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein and more, say that looking the part is as good as being the part.
At Prada, Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel and more, fanciful feather trims punctuated evening and daywear options alike. Team with more rich textures for a haberdasher’s dream dress come party season.
If Christopher Kane says the cardigan is back, who are we to argue? His come readily pilled with shiny buttons, while Gucci even teamed theirs with Nanna’s pearls.