Fashion Trend – What’s In For Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behavior and the newest creations of textile designers.
The Evolution of Fashion
Fashion has been and continues to be a reflection of society and current events. Fashion trends are influenced by popular figures in culture like celebrities, musicians and other high-profile individuals. Current fashion trends are often cyclical, taking cues from decades past and reworking them to fit within modern tastes. Clothing styles that were snubbed a decade ago are now enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
Just like disco fashion inspired the punk movement, mainstream trends continue to coexist with underground fashion trends. And trend forecasting is now a profession; high-profile designers, writers and photographers rely on these taste makers to predict the next popular style, but this is no exact science. Even these trend forecasters, however, rely on some degree of instinct. And modern fashion trends are less widespread and universal than they were in decades past. Today, individuality has come into vogue.
The bridal market is loosening up. Formerly a week of sweetheart gowns, Chantilly lace, and tasteful sparkle, the Spring ’18 Shows were full of surprises. Designers across the board were praising the unconventional bride, from Jenny Packham —known as a Kate Middleton favorite—to Oscar de la pant’s experimental design duo Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim. Mixed in with the usual A-lines and sheaths were unexpected details like jet-black ribbons, OTT jewelry, and even a few suits.
And the Bride Wore . . . Black
We’re used to seeing pastel shades like blush, mocha, and lavender in bridal collections, but it’s rare to see this much black. Vera Wang topped off her asymmetrical gowns with extra-large black flowers, while Marchesa and Carolina Herrera simply tied black ribbons around the waists of gowns.
When the Jewelry Makes the Dress
Bridal Week got underway with a sparkling Reem Acra show at Tiffany & Co., where the designer presented crystal-laden and pearl-encrusted gowns inspired by the jeweler’s heritage. Monique Lhuillier and Lela Rose made the case for OTT jewelry, too: One of Lhuillier’s capelets was essentially a dozen strands of pearls and gems, and Rose’s off-the-shoulder column featured rows upon rows of pearls.
Consider the long capes at Elie Saab and Monique Lhuillier the polar opposite of last year’s “naked” dresses. The sleek, modest look is grand, yet understated—and vaguely reminiscent of Gwyneth Paltrow’s famous Oscars cape by Tom Ford.
Punchy Prints and Textures
Some of the dresses from Spring ’18 don’t even look like wedding gowns. Naeem Khan, Houghton, and Reem Acra showed their takes on truly out-of-the-box bridal with colorful, printed, and embroidered gowns that are guaranteed to stand out in a sea of wedding Instagrams.
This wasn’t the season for delicate, whisper-thin veils or flower crowns. Instead, designers embraced the dramatic, statement-making veil: Viktor & Rolf’s was covered in silk flowers, Elie Saab’s was embroidered with tiny blooms, and Marchesa’s sheer tulle veil was extra-long. A major veil can update the simplest, no-frills dress—but most of these designers paired theirs with equally lush gowns. Sometimes more is more.
The XL Ball Gown Is Back
Perhaps designers are experiencing slip dress fatigue. How else do you explain the resurgence of truly huge, voluminous ball gowns? Viktor & Rolf’s standout gown had mille-feuille layers of pleated tulle; Vera Wang’s boasted a bustle in the back; and Christian Siriano’s came with ombre puffs of tulle. They won’t exactly be easy to dance in, but you won’t find a more regal option.
This Will Be The Biggest Trend For Summer
1. Lace-off Shoulder Blouse
2. Bohemian Rhapsody
3. Cotton Peasant Blouse
4. Floral Ruffled Dress
5. Sleeveless Broderie Sun Top