Spring Fashion Trends

part one

text by Fiona Clarke

With every new season, it’s wise to snap up a few “hot” pieces that identify you as a gal with her finger on the pulse. And, if you select carefully, these additions will serve you well for seasons to come. Here are examples of four style trends that are worth serious consideration.

In Bloom

Top, left to right: DOLCE & GABBANA, MARNI and JOHANNA ORTIZ. Bottom, left to right: ERDEM, VALENTINO and OFF-WHITE.

While florals are a spring staple, the way in which designers approach the print is the real story. For Spring 2018, that means big, bold, graphic and colorful as shown on the runways of Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Marni, Off-White, Dries, Marc Jacobs and Erdem.

Think Pink

Top, left to right: MISSONI and HELMUT LANG. Bottom, left to right: CÉLINE, VICTORIA BECKHAM and ALEXANDER McQUEEN.

Proving its staying power, ultra-feminine pink appeared in the spring collections. Designers favored soft, sorbet-colored hues. In the deft hands of Phoebe Philo at Céline, Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen and Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino, these gentle shades mirror the season.

Dark Denim

Top, left to right: FENDI, VERSACE and DEREK LAM. Bottom, left to right: ALEXANDER McQUEEN and PHILOSOPHY di LORENZO SERAFINI.

There’s no doubt that denim is here to stay. From jackets and jeans to skirts, dresses and suiting separates, designers preferred the dark wash variety this season. Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Derek Lam, Fendi and Versace designed knockout styles.

Picture This

Top, left to right: VERSACE and AKRIS. Bottom, left to right: CÉLINE, CHRISTIAN DIOR and CALVIN KLEIN.

Art came to life on this season’s runways. Art-infused prints ranged from comic-inspired figures and Andy Warhol classics to photos and graphic illustrations. Standout jackets and dresses were seen at Akris, Christian Dior, Prada, Céline, Calvin Klein and Versace.