These trends can be seen as tomorrow’s trends as they tend to last for a few years or seasons. The driving force behind tomorrow’s trends appears to be something that can be traced to the following of certain influencers.
I start with a designer who featured in London Fashion Week. Later on this year we are still seeing the bold ruffles but combined with the large floaty sleeves as seen in the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection of Teatum Jones.
Logo tees will always be an effortless chic micro trend but these have gained a more fervent popularity recently by the introduction of a ‘freshened up’ classic logo tee designed by Alessandro Michele, creative director for Gucci.
Following on from Gucci I would like to mention the influence of brands such as Robert Cavalli and Alice Archer with their vintage inspired romantic embroidery and floral designs. Floral will always be a trend which is seen from season to season and is encapsulated in different ways depending on the season. Cavalli showcases a Enchanted Garden theme with bold fabrics and florals and the 70s theme is captured well by the long styles, long sleeves and neck ties. Alice Archer’s upcoming collections present the micro trends slightly differently in the use of heavy vintage style embroidery to create the blooms and bright hues to accentuate the same. The vintage inspiration is encapsulated in the heavy shoulders of the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection including the Fauna dress, Fleur shirt and Francoise Shirt dress.
Lastly a micro trend that has survived a number of seasons now is the midi pleat skirt as seen in Mary Katrantzou’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection. The Suzette skirt and Exene skirt are great examples of the pleated midi skirt micro trend. The Exene skirt features colourful vintage tie prints which accentuates the sharp pleats.
From the high street, Zara of course is a top pick as they usually have the one or two must have sell out pieces. They have made use of floral embroidery on everything from shirts, jeans, skirts and shoes. There are a currently a mixture of floral designs to take us from Spring / Summer in to Autumn / Winter with some lighter coloured fabrics with a hint of floral embellishment to dark fabrics with rich adornment.
Make sure you check out ASOS for their logo tees which also slot neatly in with the sport luxe trend featuring a Fila or Adidas logo here and then.
Of course if you like vintage and own any they always come in handy. I will be talking about some of the pieces I picked up at recent fairs shortly!
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