SS15 Trends

by ChinaBambi

Are you ready for this Spring Summer? Start packing all your AW clothes away (unless like me you live in Freezing cold Scotland) and start creating your SS15 wardrobe! 🙂

Here are the big trends for this years Spring Summer!

Denim

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It became clear pretty early on that designers were being seduced by the powers of denim. From those whose mainstay it is – such as Marques’ Almeida and new designer Faustine Steinmetz – to some of fashion’s biggest names, among them Burberry and Gucci. This summer is decidedly having an indigo moment.

Look out for this weekends blog on a recent Denim/Workwear talk I went to in Glasgow 🙂

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That Seventies Show

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Who didn’t get bitten by the Seventies bug this season? We saw it in every incarnation – be it Tom Ford’s sassy Marc Bolanites to Prada’s continued retro fascination with the era, Hilfiger’s festival revellers, Emilio Pucci’s bohemian spirits, and House of Holland’s flower power people. And the list goes on.

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The Talking Point

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A feminist fashion protest took to the Chanel catwalk as Gisele and Cara led the charge shouting “What do we want? When do we want it?”, armed with banners reading “Tweed is better than tweet”, “Be your own stylist”. Over at Dries Van Noten, we had a peaceful sit-in, Dolce & Gabbana staged a Spanish-themed stampede this time round and Vivienne Westwood took the opportunity at her Red Label show to make a last-minute plea and encourage Scotland to vote for independence from the UK. So tweed it is this season!

The Utility Chick 

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Marc Jacobs dissected military uniforms, resulting in an explosion of patch pockets and eyelet detailing. Elsewhere, the humble parka was given a glittery makeover at Rodarte and Ralph Lauren worked khaki into no fewer than 32 of his 50 show looks. Now that’s the mark of a true pro.
Key spring 2015 trend piece: A glammed-up parka covered in *really useful* patch pockets. 

Tulle Cool 

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Usually reserved for couture confections, tulle made its mark on some (slightly) more practical pieces at the SS15 shows. Burberry belted its classic trench coats with bursts of sugary colour, while Christopher Kane executed ‘controlled explosions’ from the hips and shoulders of sleek dresses in a well-assessed balance of prettiness and polish.
Key spring 2015 trend piece: A tulle skirt.

Life Aquatic 

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From seascape prints on frothy chiffons, to caught-up netting and barnacle beading; underwater adventures ruled at Valentino, Rodarte and more this season. Expect to spot these mermaid-worthy gowns again on the red carpet when awards season takes hold.
Key spring 2015 trend pieces: A scaly sequin skirt, seascape print separates. 

The Off-Shoulder Dress 

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Décolletage baring is in. Whether you go delicate and girly à la Topshop Unique or sleek and powerful as at Balenciaga, this is the zone to buff-up before the big reveal when the temperature rises again.
Key spring 2015 trend pieces: An off-shoulder dress.

Beauty Note

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No make-up. Yep, you read right. At Marc Jacobs, there was no make-up used at all, with make-up artist Francois Nars choosing to spend his time on skincare instead. Proenza Schouler, Hugo Boss, Dries Van Noten and Jonathan Saunders also all put forward a good argument for less is more, opting for minimum-effort looks.

The Street Style Trend

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We knew they were going to be out in force – sneakers, so much so that it was something of a trainer-off out and about on the fashion capital’s streets. But whose ankle affections were you championing? Chanel’s tweedy glitter numbers or Dior’s sequin floral styles?

Source: Vogue & Marie Claire

Hello Spring and Happy Wardrobe renovation everyone! 🙂

VB
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