Season after Season, fashion designers indulge you in their guilty pleasures. On the catwalk erupts a burst of exciting colours and style, the creative curtains are peeled back and another spectacular season is showcased.
Each season I’ve put together a Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer segment of designer trends for fashionistas like myself to feast upon so we can become an active participant and not just a spectator in the fashion arena.
I’ve researched what’s trending in the world of fashion and compiled a Designers Fashion Trends page. I’ve selected designers’ latest creations from various fashion sources, inspired from the many genres, the roaring twenties to the space age influence of the 21st., crafted from an infinite range of fabrics like metallic, leather, luxurious brocades, lace, plaids, prints and so much more.
It takes many hours of research on what’s new and what’s hot on the runways and what the designers are strutting but it is a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy visiting my fashion page on designer trends as much as I enjoy putting it together.
DESIGNER TRENDS FALL/WINTER 2017/18
THE TENACITY OF BLACK & WHITE
The tenacity of black and white in the fashion arena is proven every season and never fails to disappoint.
RED IS THE NEW BLACK
Red is everywhere this season. Boots, Coats, Dresses – you can blend with other colours or be bold and brave wearing head to toe monochromatic red,
Alexander Mc Queen
Fishnet? That’s a yes! not only stockings but in every designer piece You will see a lot of it overflow in the Spring collections.
Seriously? thought they went away, never to be seen again, but here they are making a comeback.
The designers have inserted them into blazers, coats, dresses and what have you. Emphasizing broad shoulders seems to be a favourite come back for the next few seasons.
SWEATS HAVE COME A LONG WAY!
Who would have thought! Leisure suits and sweats have become a trendy fashion statement. They can be dressed up or dressed down, wear them with stilettos, or casual footwear, running around the block, working out in the gym, to a party or shopping, wear them just about anywhere. Tract suits are here to stay and will remain in the race long after the Olympic are over.
The Victorian Choker Collars
The Victorian Chocker Collars hold their own on the runway looking stunning and elegant.
HATS OFF TO FALL/WINTER
I remember these! Retro hats, Brimmed hats, Bucket hats in vintage fabric looking chic and fun.
CORDUROY IS BACK!
Talking about retro – Guess what is back on the runway? Corduroy! Yes sirree! Jackets with faux fur collars, Skirts and the like in different colours, styles and silhouettes and looking great.
THE UNSTOPPABLE PLAIDS
From season to season plaids recycles on the runway, from the 70’s and beyond plaids tenaciously hold the spotlight. This season they appear in matching sets, dresses and gowns.
PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD IN GLITTER BOOTS
Yves St. Laurent
THE WILD WILD WEST INFLUENCE
…then add a complete contrast with western inspired prints, hats, jackets and vests. The look will not be complete without the steel toe western boots all fancied up by Alexander McQueen.
87MM Seoul Fall 2017 collection
Belted coats in nylon, plaid, or if you prefer, quilted or puffed-up to keep you toasty warm
IMITATION OF FURS
Furs never really went away they have emerged this season very elegant, , without much embellishment. You’ll never know they were faux.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG
Oversize bags soft bags worn on the shoulder and around the neck or held in the hand like a clutch.