Is it finally spring, or are we dreaming?
Maybe a little bit of both. Either way, we are here to talk fashion.
Excited? We know we are!
Although winter fashion at the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 was an absolute walking chic with its risky prints and bold statements (we still can’t shake off Delpozo collection!), it’s time we turned to lighter (but just as audacious) options for a fresh spring start.
On reviewing Spring 2017 catwalk pieces, it was obvious we’ll have a hard time (once again!) singling out our favourite pieces and trends. Evidently, we were stunned; each year it’s getting harder and harder to express the amazement that comes with each new collection, and all the phenomenal designer styles and trends. Doesn’t it feel like one moment we’re choking on chokers, lace and fur and the next – we’re all diamonds and tiaras paired with athleisure, corduroy and velvet (wait, what?)? Oh, well.
Blue Blood: Tudor Style
Puffed up sleeves that were all over the runway are clearly reminiscent of the Elizabethan Age, while J. W. Anderson’s cream-colored tops were reportedly inspired by jackets Henry VIII wore. Gucci’s ruffled gowns also conveyed a modern take on the Tudor style letting you feel like royalty.
Double Duty: Trench Over Dress
Nothing we haven’t seen before, but just as equally trending in 2017. A sleek oversized trench combined with floral ladies dresses definitely look fresh, chic and stylish.
Ding-dong: The Bustier Is Back
Bustier-style tops worn over jersey shirts were the hit statement pieces of spring catwalks. Apart from Tome and Tibi, Victoria Beckham was yet another designer to style up her models in neutral-colored bustier shirts that were paired with loose skirts. It’s cute!
Do You Dare: Fuchsia Loving
Say goodbye to bubble gum pink, sugared almond or dusty rose and invite some fuchsia for all night partying! We were surprised, too – especially because some of the major design pieces, such as capes, gowns and pants came in this screaming colour. Will we dare?
Wannabe Ballerinas: Tulle is In
Tulle is making a comeback and it’s going to be everywhere in the spring. We have to gush a little bit about Dior T and tulle skirt contrasts – bold and feminine, we loved every single moment of it. And then, there was Rochas – the collection which was flouncy and unapologetic in sherbet tones and frothy layers. Dries Van Noten followed with dark surface layer to oriental florals. All in all – cute!
Chatty Tees: Graphics Are Still In
The runway was beaming with wordy tops this season and we kind of adored them. Apart from the Haider Ackermann’s take on the slogan T-s and Henry Holland’s anniversary collection, we absolutely fell in love with Dior’s chatty shirts! Maria Grazia Chiuri, the first female creative director of this fashion house, made a strong political statement with a white shirt that read, “We Should All Be Feminists.” Brrr, supportive chills!
Forget the ’90: Eighties Are Here
So, apparently – the eighties are back. Just ask Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello, Gucci’s and Alexander Wang as to why. We’d love an explanation, please.
Guest Blog By Peter – A beauty and fashion writer at Bonafide Supernova and Ivania’s Mode magazine, living between UK and Australia. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.