When Valentino red turn pink you know something’s up. Bright pink is becoming the #1 color for this summer. And we can not think of a reason not to join this pink party. From Balenciaga to Vetements; the most fashion forward looks in bright pink are making headlights on the streets, in the fashion magazines and, of course, on Instagram. And might you think bright pink is daring enough, think again. Bright patent pink (as seen at Bottega Veneta) is even a better option. Not to mention the satin pink spotted at Ralph Lauren. And let’s not forget the red/pink combination both Sportmax and Valentino introduced. The in between shade of raspberry red spotted at Kenzo, Hermes and Michael Kors might be your best bet. The ultimate summer shade that works beautifully combined with mint green (just look at one of the Céline runway looks). Show some color, give them something to talk about and make it a (sweet) summer to remember!
For two days Amsterdam was the homebase of The Kingpins Show, an invitation-only, boutique denim sourcing show featuring a highly-edited selection of vendors that include denim and sportswear fabric mills. The trade show acquired cult like status amongst denim professionals over the years. Kingpins grew into a platform a with biannual editions in New York and Hong Kong. Kingpins is part of Amsterdam Denim Days.
Ruffles are dominating this year’s summer look, no doubt about it. They’re everywhere, on blouses, T-shirts, sweaters, skirts and even ruffled pants are making their way onto the streets. It seems like there’s no denying this trend. Yet for those who like things a little less romantic we’ve got some back-up options. In stead of ruffles you can also opt for pleats as origami-inspired pieces are quite the statement makers too. So how about a pleated skirt (as seen at Vionnet, Off White and Victoria Beckham)? Or would you prefer them on your top (as Jil Sander and Marni introduced)? And how about a little drape effect (shown by Sportmax and Loewe)? A perfect classic/dramatic detail to make your outfit just a little more interesting. And the ultimate excuse to leave your iron in your closet. Pleats please! 1,2,3, origami!
Why don’t you.. turn your outfit inside out? Wearing your underwear as outerwear is (once again) the coolest game changer. Wear your bras and bralettes over your blouses and dresses and you’re right on trend. Or rather, leave the house in nothing more than a sheer body, a transparent slipdress or a triangle bra (midriff on display). Probably the easiest way to make a statement this summer. At least, that’s how Victoria Beckham, Céline, Alberta Ferretti and Alexander Wang feel about it. Not to mention Dries van Noten, Miu Miu and Giambattista Valli’s version of this daring trend. So, are you ready to show some skin or even #freethatnipple? Oeh la la.. lingerie!
Where hippies and Western influences meet, that’s where the fringe party is at. The party of the season, with a line up of big names, from Ralph Lauren to Hermes. And who knew this dresscode could be so diverse. From cool and grungy at Coach to line dance fabulous at Rodarte. Adding some fringes to your look don’t necessarily turn you into a cowgirl (although that Ralph Lauren hat might add to the effect). Just play around with it and use it as an extra asset to your fashion forward look. Like Miuccia Prada did in her SS2017 collection. Her fringe meets fur details gave her looks some extra elegancy and a bit more of a fun factor, whilst staying classy, modern and yet retro inspired. Not feeling the fringe shoulders or hemlines? Just opt for that cute little fringe bag Hermes designed for spring/summer. A subtle yet stunning way to join in on the fringe fun.
In line with our previously discussed trend (hoodies) we’d like to focus on a major catwalk trend that is very much related: sportswear inspired ensembles. Now, of course we’ve seen sportswear influences come and go for years. Yet, the sportive touch hasn’t been this present for years. It might have started with sneakers becoming extremely mainstream (and becoming more rule than exception), but now sportswear inspired items, athleisure if you will, and details like hoodies, jogging pants, branded straps and bands, parkas, large zippers, mesh fabrics, caps (a big streetwear thing at the moment) and cycling pants are taking over. And it’s not just all American sportswear brands like Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger who are focusing on activewear, DKNY, Prada and Versace are being good sports too this season. Not to mention old school brands like Fila, Champion and Kappa all making a major comeback (thank you Vetements). Now you don’t even have to stress about working up a sweat in these looks. You can easily rock a mesh cropped top during a late lunch with your friends and simply forget all about your soul cycling class. Besides, you wouldn’t want any sweat stains on your Carven top, now would you?
We know, we’ve discussed this trend before. Last November to be precise. And we’re sorry for the overlap, but it seems the hoodie hype isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Both streets and sidewalks were filled with hoodies for the upcoming season. There not a high street label that isn’t selling hoodies (in multiple colors) like crazy and even many of the high end labels (trendsetters Balenciaga and Vetements among others) are weighing in on the trend. And why shouldn’t we celebrate this fashion item’s popularity a little longer. After all the hoodie is one of the most comfortable and versatile items of the moment. Wear it underneath your patent leather coat or pair it with a sporty bomber. Tuck it into your jeans and add some kitten heels or ditch legging and denim all together wearing your oversized hoodie as a dress. Sporty chic seems to be the dresscode, so get your hoodie act together, before the next it item comes along.
Warning: this trend report contains some graphic content. And with graphic we mean bright stripes, hearts and other symbols. Chloé pulled off a pleated, vertically striped dress to strut around on the boulevard. As Peter Pilotto introduced a voluminous frock that would work perfect for the exact same occasion. Opening Ceremony introduced the ultimate city chic midi dress with horizontal stripes (in yellow, black, blue and red). As Proenza Schouler turned things up a notch by adding fur endings to a colourful 5/6 dress and introducing a bright striped fur coat (in blue, orange, black and white). And the Proenza boys weren’t the only ones with the striped fur. Fendi’s fur experts sent out a comfy duo colored body warmer. As Altuzarra and Marc Jacobs (incl. Gigi Hadid with colored dreadlocks) presented their own interpretation of this summer’s graphic trend. Feel like lining up for a striped look yourself? Click through our gallery for some catwalk inspiration and remember to pick the brightest of colors and make a statement. Go bold or go home !
With snow blizzard hitting the fashion capitals as we write this report it’s hard to imagine anyone in any of the outfits above. Still, those next to nude numbers might be working their magic on you (or your best friend) sooner or later. As the #freethenipple hashtag is gaining popularity transparency and sheerness (in the shape of lace, mesh and airy silk) are a big summer trend. Just look at how brands like Balmain, Lanvin, Gucci, Saint Laurent and Alexander Wang interpreted it. Fully dressed in a floor sweeping Dior gown, but still leaving little to the imagination..wow! This revealing trend is made for women with the utmost confidence (or for those sexy monsters who just don’t care). Which ever team you join, keep it classy, have lots of fun and: tease me, tease me, tease me, babe!
Did this trend start out on the streets or were designers the first to create a buzz? We’re not quite sure. Yet we do know the deconstructed shirt is all the rage these days. Remember our blogpost on The White Shirt Revisited? Well, a lot of things we spoke about then still apply. It turns out the trend was even on many designer’s agendas for spring summer. Alexander Wang, Chloé, Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga and DKNY are just a few of the fashion houses reinterpreting this classic piece for upcoming season. Turns out options are endless. Loose and long sleeved (Chloé), slightly deconstructed (Victoria Beckham), high collar (Céline), with frayed ends (DKNY) or cropped (Alexander Wang)? The only thing you need to decide is whether you’ll buy a brand new style or master a DIY project on your man’s shirt. Have your pick and work this wardrobe all timer as soon as spring is around the corner.