Ok, so I know we’re pulling out the winter woolies and the last thing we are thinking about is showing some skin, however Spring Summer runways have not long finished, and your about to see our fashion giants launch their campaigns. Buyers have made their choices and fashion houses are ready’ing their stock! So even if you can’t bring yourself to buy just yet, here is a list of things you might want to hang on to in your current wardrobe when making an edit or trends to jump onto and be ahead of the crowd.
One of the most common trends I spotted was the way in which the clothes were crafted, fluid, floaty, sexy fabrics were sent sashaying down the runway. Paired with a good pair of heels, this says ‘I am here!’ in an effortless way. Best seen at Ginger & Smart, Michael Lo Sorodo, Bianca Spender, Ashkar and Tome.
Each designer had their own take on this trend – festival offerings, hippie child, denim and chambray or a very cool modern influence, this is definitely a big trend come spring/summer. An easy one to add to your wardrobe as well, you can go all the way with this look with a fringed dress and gladiator sandals or some bell bottoms and bell sleeves, or as subtle as you’d like with a pretty floaty dress and maybe opt for the hairstyle trend to accompany this look of wavy undone locks and a middle part. This trend was best seen at Ellery, Bec & Bridge, Alice McCall and Aje.
The most common trends I spotted from designer to designer were all in the details – chokers, collars, shoulder straps in every direction, off the shoulder and belts. You will find these everywhere. My favourite off the shoulder looks were at Alice McCall, my favourite belts were at Ginger & Smart – this is an easy trend to add, robe style belts will give you extra points. My favourite collars were at Macgraw and Manning Cartell.
The metallics and shimmer were seen in all different colours and ways, but some of my favourite were more of the copper tones. Beautiful on dewy, glowing, subtle sun kiss skin. Best seen at Steven Khalil, Toni Maticevski, Alice McCall, Johanna Johnson and Aje.
By far, one of my favourite shows of the event calendar was Macgraw. Im a sucker for french chic and they pulled this off to perfection – a la Chanel! Elements of these trends were seen across the board, Kate Sylvester And Ginger & Smart definitely labels to look to for this one also.
Leather is still here to stay, in any way you choose! Such a luxe, cool fabric to use. Fringing is another big trend to hit our shores, in line with the boho/70’s trend. Added in a big way or ever so gently. Best seen at Christopher Esber, Ginger & Smart, Johanna Johnson and Lee Matthews.
I love this look. Such a powerful statement. Strong suits, shirting, sleeveless blazers, all make for a sexy approach. We mean business!! To add to this were lots of shirts, strong and structured, or loose and floating, dresses and tops. Best seen at Strateas Carlucci, Watson x Watson, Gary Bigeni and Daniel Avakian.
These pretty colours are still sticking around, a beautiful look for tanned skin. Best seen at Alice McCall, Macgraw and Michael Lo Sorodo.
For me these always evoke a sense of French riviera, perfect for summer! These prints draw attention, so if you are trying this trend, make sure the print placement is in a place you want attention drawn to. Best Seen at Lee Matthews, Gary Bigeni and Manning Cartell.
LWD is your new wardrobe staple! Of course white is a perfect crisp and clean option for summer. Every designer has an option for you. This won’t be a hard one to find – just keeping it clean may be a struggle!!