New York Fashion Week may be over but the excitement for the SS17 collections carries on, with trends blooming in await for 2017. It’s the fashion month were all our favourite fashion girls, A-Listers and designers head out to the top runway shows to showcase, or view the collections for SS17 and with that we can have an idea on just what we will be wanting to wear next summer.
Victoria focused a lot around practicality in her SS17 collection, stating that ‘People have to wear the collection.’ Therefore she picked easy to wear cuts, colours and prints a lot for the minimalist woman in mind. White was a colour palette we expected to see in her collection however she contrasted this with bright, almost neon like colours throughout her designs. Another thing we saw that we weren’t expecting to see in her collection was Velvet materials; which according to the street style game and runways this year is set to be the material of the moment.
For the Ralph Lauren show, Ralph himself actually closed a whole street in New York especially for his runway. There’s not many designers that would be able to do this, but Ralph is a man of many talents. Ralph’s collection for SS17 was something completely out of the ordinary for him; almost unrecognisable with a lot of us fashion folk. There were cowboy vibes, crossed with heavy accessorising such as large jewellery, cowboy hats and buckled belts. The whole Native American idea took a different turn and left us with a fresh sense for Ralph Lauren.
Micheal Kors SS17 showed us a bright and colourful collection with some unique styles and prints in which we had never seen before in any of his collections. The pieces are easy to wear and the bright floral designs have that 60s look we always forget we love. Micheal Kors never fails to give us a collection that has all of the femininity we need for summer.
The 90s tracksuit is something we just can’t ever seem to get rid off, and it must be for a reason; it’s here to stay. The funnel neck is one of the main ‘throwback’ looks if you wanna go back to a time when you wore the tracksuit as part of your day-to-day wear and not just for exercise of any type, but that way to wear the tracksuit is coming back to life and who couldn’t love the mix of athletic wear and leisure wear to create the trend ‘athleisure’.
To those who threw their tracksuits away thinking that they would never really ever come back into style well you are going to regret it, as they really are on the verge of a major comeback for AW17. For anyone who is into fashion you will know that whenever a trend comes around it’s usually recycled from a different year and is slightly remastered in a way that makes it different from before.
Seen on the runways of Gucci and Astrid Anderson it’s no denying that the look has now transformed into a much more sleek, high end trend whereby designers are styling them with smart trousers, over shirts and polo shirts and with smart shoes.
The trend isn’t just worn by men though and is actually supported by many of the fashion socialite such as Patricia Manfield and Alexandra Spencer who have shown their love for a trend that couldn’t be any more comfy and casual if it tried. Also seen on the runways of Chloe, Gucci and Louis Vuitton it’s clear that it’s a highly approved look.
For women the look is different, whether you want to go with a logo or no logo; a drawstring trouser can go a long way and take you from what could be a sit at home and lounge around piece to something you pair with heels and a shirt to transform and work it into your everyday outfits…maybe even to work. Throwing on a leather jacket over a hoodie can take you away from plain and simple and turn your outfit into the edgy ensemble it so utterly needs.
In recent years the presence of social media, cameras and paparazzi at fashion week has been unmissable. Designers have gone from trying to keep their designs a secret to embracing the publicity and inevitably controlling it so it works in their favour.
However it looks like Michael Kors is changing this and following the foot steps of Anna Wintour by banning anything which may expose his collection before he wants to.
Kors has announced that his Resort Collection due to be debuted on Tuesday has a social media ban, meaning that only the people who attend the fashion show will be able to see the final looks until the collection hits stores in October.
Until then only five images will be released from the press team and this is for editors to use for reviews and on social media.
My first instinct to say that surely this will cause poor representation on social media about the collection, however the opposite is more likely. Banning social media means the public and members of the industry will be eager to see the collection having to wait a few months to see it. Essentially creating a positive anticipation, so when it is finally released it will be fresh for everyone.
“We feel our clients and fans will love getting a sneak peek of the collection as opposed to inundating them with too much imagery too soon.Ultimately, this is all about creating more excitement when the product is available.” – Kors
I’m sure Kors must be positive in his big decision, considering the brand is so prominent on social media and relies on it quite a lot for promotion. It also seems out of character for Kors to do this personally! Unlike many designers he proudly walks down the catwalk at all his shows, flashing his smile and waving, soaking up the applaud and pictures being taken.
We will have to wait until Tuesday for limited pictures and October for the full release, I’m hoping the collection will be amazing purely for the wait we have to endure!
Written by our guest blogger Ella Richards from the blog ‘Ella Must Blog‘
As we all should know, London Fashion Week ended last week and moved to Milan; and what an enjoyable time it was to see what trends are set to evolve in Spring/Summer 16. With the likes of the Burberry catwalk filled with amazing celebrities on the front row, or Vivienne Westwood showing of her daring designs there’s no denying that each day of LFW was packed full of glamour and drama!
Paul Smith Spring/Summer 16 definitely focuses around the idea of holiday filled pieces; think soft and floaty and full of lots of summer colours like sunset orange and white. Paul must have had the concept ‘breathable layers’ in mind when creating his pieces, which is why they are so wearable and practicable for the summer heat. We absolutely loved the panelled dresses and mixture of animal prints and florals that featured on his runway!
We all love a good Burberry show, and can always guarantee that what we see will make us envious of the models wearing it… there’s really no denying that! What appeared to be the main concept in the Spring/Summer 16 show was women wearing men’s tailoring… almost British Officer style. The gold details and caged ankle boots will be a must have thing come Spring next year. Also the traditional Burberry trench coats got revamped and could be seen covered in the most exquisite prints.
Here at Thackeray’s we like to be ahead of time, knowing what will be in next season and how to wear the next biggest trends means that we can always let you in on the secrets that is…what will you be wearing in Autumn/Winter 15.
The Ladylike trend:
This trend is for all you classy ladies that enjoy covering up and working minimal chic, such as the likes of turtle necks and heels. The soft colours create simple elegance and will make you change your mind about all black outfits!
So, we all know that layering is something that comes natural during the winter months… with it being so cold and everything. However recent designers are giving layering a whole new meaning, pairing shirts over jumpers and creating that tough look. Get your winter knits and coats ready for this trend!
So geek is quite a tricky trend to master, but recent designers have shown that it’s actually an easy trend to style. Tweed jackets and tailored trousers will be your go-to style for work, pairing them with Mary-Jane heels for that added touch of chic.
We have been drooling over the most beautiful designs we ever did see over at Paris Couture fashion week, and not to mention the trendiest street style… what more could you ask for in the city of love?
And the one fashion show that stood out the most was the Versace show which featured everything from romantic lace in traditional Versace black; which the likes of Kendall Jenner embraced, and contrasted with the elegant pastels being shown in the seventies hippie vibes at the beginning of the show, it was definitely a killer. One of the special things about each couture piece was the uniqueness behind each item, and the way each model made it her own emphasising femininity on the runway.
And then when you thought the show couldn’t get any better, the start studded celebs rocked the front row in eye catching designs, that do make us rather jealous we aren’t them… take Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for example, was that not the best look she’s ever been seen in or what?
The best part about the night? The models stayed in their dresses after the show to attend the amFAR Paris dinner … looking equally as beautiful off the runway as they do on it.