With each season comes a new wave of trends. Whether a practical upgrade on regular wardrobe staples or a more over-the-top direction, we’ve rounded up some of the most notable fashion fads from the Spring / Summer 2018 shows.
For years, flaunting brand names seemed brash, almost tacky. But this season proves that if you’ve spent your money on designer goods, you might as well let the whole world know who you’re wearing.
DENIM ON DENIM (ON DENIM ON DENIM…)
Carried over from the Fall / Winter 2017 collections, head-to-toe denim is set to prevail in spring. This time, though, designers are adding prints and embellishments or presenting full-blown tailoring for their takes on the everyday fabric.
Ruffles are almost a given for spring, but this season has shown a reinvention of the staple element in bold colors, unexpected fabrics, and unique prints. Designers are taking things one step ahead of the flounce we’ve seen before.
Just like the dance-friendly angle of ruffles, fringe is having a moment worth going beyond the dancefloor as well. Verging on the more dramatic side, there’s no doubt that this trend will make you want to move.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Keeping up the drama, the spring 2018 shows proved that glamor is back in style. Quite a few designers spiced up simple silhouettes with feathered accents, while others went the extra mile with piles of feathers as opulent as they were over-the-top.
From picnic to punk rock and everywhere in between, plaid seemed more present at the SS18 shows than it already is naturally. If there’s anything to be sure of come spring, plaid will be the go-to print of the season.
EARN YOUR STRIPES
Graphic prints took another turn this season, with designers sending stripes in a rainbow of shades in every direction. Whether worn as separates or piling on prints, it’s safe to say that your Breton-striped top just won’t cut it this spring.
BRIGHTEN (ALL THE WAY) UP
If the season’s trends haven’t proven to be loud enough already, head-to-toe looks in a single bold shade took things one step further. These monochrome ensembles are anything but monotone, so make sure you’ve got the right shades to prepare your eyes (in the same color, if possible).
PASTEL ME MORE
Maybe head-to-toe neon isn’t your thing. With that in mind, designers offered an abundance of color in less aggressive pastel shades. But while pastels are often predictable, these soft-hued styles seemed more inventive when paired with suiting, sportswear, and other unexpected elements.
FANNY PACK FANTASIES
On the accessories front, quite a few designers took cues from the street, offering luxe fanny packs that were as practical as they were chic. Big, small, and in a variety of materials, this new crop of bags is sure to catch on next spring.
All photos courtesy VogueRunway.com
Feature photo courtesy WWD