This year 2018 fashion will change from minimalism to OTT styling and good old-fashioned glamour. Though there is a renewed focus on wear-ability. There are many trends that are going to stay from the previous seasons, while embracing pretty powerful 80s power – over the top.
No surprise here, but athleisure with the perfect mix of street style, hi-tech material and sophistication of couture continues to play a pivot role in our wardrobe. Sportswear pieces and fabrics made appearances on the runway in full looks or alongside skirts and silk dresses for a new take on athleisure.
Woven handlooms are clearly the fabric of the future – sustainable fashion topping the agenda of most designers today. Handlooms found an easy expression in the spring summer lines of Indian designer like Rajesh Pratap Singh, Abraham and Thakore and Payal Pratap.
Whether lilac, pink, lemon or duck egg blue, expect to see an array of fashion’s prettiest shades this year. Mix ‘n’ match ultra-pastels being adopted everywhere from New York to London with spring wardrobe bursting with pale hues from yellow to purple, green to pink.
Easy Breezy Summer Dresses
Summer wouldn’t be summer without a sea of pretty floral dresses. The breezy summer dress was a key part of the spring 2018 runway trends.
Big Shoulders, Ruffles and Sleeves
It’s all about the size, shape and silhouette of shoulders. Big is BIG this season. Think giant jackets, statement sleeves and big shoulders. Call it a backlash to this year’s omnipresent off-the-shoulder looks, this season is about continuing the big1980s trend.
Just when you thoughts plaids and tartans were only for the colder months, Plaids had a major moment on the Spring/Summer runaway. These power-print pieces will be the groundbreaking pattern for summer. Indian designers like Payal Pratap, Pero and Munkee See and Munkee Do gave it a fun and colourful interpretation for spring.
Denim on Denim
Will denim ever not be a trend?
The trend doesn’t seem to fade but only evolve into more interesting silhouettes. Think head to toe denim styled through a retro prism from 70s to 90s. It’s also a lot more tailored this time round.
Feather and sequin
For everyone and anyone who doesn’t like to be like the others, an abundance of feathers, glitter and sequins signaled fashion’s return to OTT and impenitent maximal-ism this season.