Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017
For the uninitiated, there are four major fashion cities that host fashion weeks for the up and coming seasons. They are London, New York, Milan and Paris. It is here where the trends are made and set, street style takes a rather dramatic and fashionable turn and a preview to the next fashion season happens. This October hosted the Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017!
The first week of October saw all the bigwigs in the fashion industry land in Paris for the much-awaited Paris Fashion Week which introduced to the world the Spring Summer Collection for 2017. Let’s take you on a round-up of trends that you can look forward to in SS’17.
Paris Fashion Week S/S 2017
1. Handbags in Extreme Sizes
It was the rule of extremes at the Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017! Accessories on the ramp at the fashion week saw a major transition in terms of size and type. The handbags were either super-small, pocket sized or they were what we like to call XL handbags.
While designers like Valentino, Chloe and Givenchy introduced bags so tiny that you could fit only a lipstick in it and wear them as necklaces; designers Balenciaga and Celine advocated the OTT bags in extremely big sizes.
2. Eccentric Headgear
When it came to sporting different types of headgear on the ramp, the mantra was that weirder is better. There are feathered barrettes by Sacai and big tie-around hats with white floral appliques by Miu-Miu that have been etched into our memory forever. Turns out, stranger the headgear, more the style quotient you have.
3. Metallics and Shimmer
Extreme glitter will never go out of fashion; at least that is what we understood from the Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017. Sequins and major shimmer factor were the highlights of the collections by Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Ellie Saab and Alexander McQueen.
With the vintage flavor trying to make a definite comeback, the glitter quotient is only going to rise up further.
4. Square Shouldered Clothing
Boxy, retro style Blazers with square shouldered fit were the highlight of the coming of the 80’s for the coming S/S 2017. Saint Laurent and Balenciaga were the forerunners to bring this style on the ramp.
5. An Invasion of Pink
Be it neon pink, the womanly magenta or the fun and flirty fuchsia, Pink ruled the Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017 collection. Industry biggies like Valentino, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Hermes and Celine all had clothing lines that showcased pinks in various styles. Finally, we can say that Pink is definitely the new Black in the coming S/S 2017.
Designers at the Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017 indulged in a lot of wordplay trying to make bold statements. T-shirts read slogans like ‘No leather and no fur’ and ‘We should all be feminists’.
They were paired with statement skirts and honestly, this is one trend we absolutely love that lets us speak our mind! Like a T-shirt from Sacai read, ‘Fashion is a passion’
7. Clinched at the Waist
When Rihanna launches a collection that has corsets teamed with mainstream bad-girl clothing, you have to accept that waist clinchers are a trend that is here to stay. Balmain too had a collection that looked like it was made on the lines of Kim Kardashian’s waist training effect.
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8. Mixing Street-Style Trends
The Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017 saw something that is a fashion favorite already. Designers took to combining two or more street style trends ruling the roost in 2016 and gave their interesting spin on it. The clearest example of this amalgamation was the Fenty Puma collection by Rihanna that mixed trends like Athleisure with corsets and gave it a crazy twist.
9. Pristine Whites
So white, it was unnatural! Clothing in pristine whites ruled the ramp by designers like Stella McCartney, Loewe and Rick Owens. The necklines were retracted, while the sleeves were baggy.
10. Bringing Back the 80’s
Its time you raided your mom’s closet and picked out pieces from the flashy 80’s to incorporate in your style right now. SS 17 is all about the flash and extreme designs and prints. Designers Kenzo, Chanel and Louis Vuitton took the forefront to cementing this trend in our minds.
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