A month after the end of the Fashion Week, it is time to review what we liked and learnt: what will be our favourite trends for the spring-summer 2018 season? What shapes, colors and prints will inspire your collections next season?
The quirkiest fashion decade of all times comes back in force next season! Many emblematic pieces from back then will be inescapable: the oversize jacket, the satin (and still oversize) shirt, or the high-waisted pants. As for colours, you will love glitters and flashy colours.
The sportswear trend has been a hit for four seasons now, and many pieces that we used to wear for sports only are back in our closet: the swearshirt, the sneakers and the bomber jacket. Next season, fashion is taking sportswear one-step further, and mixing it with chic and feminine details. Sneakers aim at reaching the sky and get on platforms; sweatshirts are associated with noble fabrics such as velvet; teddies are worn with shorts or even skirts, t-shirts are worn like dresses, etc.
The Roaring Twenties
More specifically, one characteristic detail comes out directly from the 1920’s: fringes. Last summer, fringes gave a bohemian and hippie-chic spirit to collections. For the coming collections, they will refer to the 1920’s. They should be everywhere: on skirts, at the bottom of crop-tops, pants and dresses, etc.
The recurrent trends
Finally, there are trends that have been installed for years and that won’t be moved out. Every summer marks the come back of the flower pattern. This year, flowers will be big and colourful, on total looks, since the trend will be fully flowered pieces. Another trend proper to spring: pastel colours. Along with flashy colours from the eighties trend, pastel colours will be trendy again this year. You will need to offer your clients some pieces in: baby-blue, water-green, pale yellow, ecru, powdered pink, etc.
For a specific analysis on next season’s trends, do not hesitate to get in touch with MonDéfilé. In partnership with our network of free-lance designers, we will be able to help you with trends searching and the moodboard making.