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SS16 Trends

Posted on 18 January 2016

Spring/Summer 2016 is set to be packed with some of best and most distinctive trends we’ve seen in recent years. From statement stripes, to romantic ruffles and meadow inspired ditzy prints, we’ve got our fill of new pieces to snap up for our wardrobes. Here are some of the biggest and most accessible trends coming our way this season.

Summer Outerwear

Outerwear was huge on the London Fashion Week SS16 runways. From statement capes to structured tuxedo jackets and oversized trench coats, layering was key. As British weather leaves temperatures unpredictable, treating yourself to a new spring layering piece could be an invaluable investment.

Burberry moved away from their classic staples, trenches and monogrammed blankets, to theatrical capes that were dynamic on the catwalk.

On the runways of Paul Smith, we saw twists on classic masculine tailoring, reworked to flatter the feminine shape with cinched in waists and exaggerated shoulders.

Sarah Bond always keeps the female form in mind when designing. The Bo Bardi coat, inspired by architect Linda Bo Bardi, uses contrasting panels to emphasise the narrowest part of a woman’s body and flares out to create a flattering silhouette. 

Sheer Bliss

This season, designers opted to adorn their garments with delicate peekaboo elements. Christian Dior’s focus on soft, misty chiffons led dozens of homages to sheer beauty, with almost half the collection expertly dedicated to delicate organzas.

Dresses contrasting subtle sheer elements against opaque panels in sugary pastels made appearances at Burberry.

At Peter Pilotto, frills and ruffles were accomplished with Chantilly lace for a delicate and sheer effect.

Even Christopher Kane juxtaposed his vibrant, acid colours with soft, sheer panelling.

Silk organza panelling is a cornerstone of Sarah Bond’s latest collection. From delicate, pleated detailing to draw attention to the neckline, to statement, translucent sleeves. The Sarah Bond Night Rider jacket and Giger trousers incorporate romantic, sheer panels with classic tailoring for a smart, yet sexy, ensemble.

Black and White

The Spring/Summer season tends to lend itself to bright colors and bold prints, but this time a number of the leading brands were seeing the world in black and white.

Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci showcased sleek black and white looks in New York to celebrate a decade with the brand.

Alexander Wang’s signature monochromatic hues took on 90s grunge with exposed midriffs, boxy silhouettes and distressed denim.

Whilst not afraid to play with dramatic colours, Sarah Bond is a master at creating classic pieces in the most timeless colour of all; black. Expertly paired with simple white pieces, crafting minimalist perfection.

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