For all it’s couture and boldness, the London SS18 catwalks were also awash with uber wearable trends. From pant suits to chunky knits, these are the styles that should be blended into your everyday capsule wardrobe.
When it comes to vacations and visiting sunny climates, there were also plenty of styles to choose from.
These are the styles that you are going to see dominating the high street this season and the ones that are best worn on an everyday basis.
They are the perfect mix of style and wearability, fashion at its utter best.
So these are the trends that you should be picking out this summer.
Mini skirts //
Miniskirts are going to be a huge trend for the year, admittedly, they never really disappear from mainstream fashion, but this year they are back and in a very big “mini” way. They graced the SS18 catwalks of some of fashion’s finest, with Givenchy, Isabel Marant and Tom Ford all featuring this trend.
But don’t be thinking that this is the miniskirt of old, because this season the mini skirt has had a dramatic makeover, renewing its fashion prowess and adding itself to this year’s list of must haves. Gone are the days when the miniskirt was reserved for the edges of fashion, because this season it’s had a luxurious makeover.
We are coveting the gorgeous snakeskin, school-girl inspired miniskirt as seen on the catwalk of Chloe. This is the perfect example of how to wear this trend and it’s ideal for cocktails at the poolside bar.
They say that the 60s was the decade that changed the century and that is the vibe that many designers are channeling in their SS18 collection. The swinging 60s are back in business and so to are the bold, eye-catching prints that come with it.
The 60s was culturally liberal with colours, love and happiness at the heart of the decade. It was the generation who had witnessed the war, who had learnt lessons and who was determined to paint a brighter future. Thankfully for us, they channelled this into their fashion too.
Maria Grazia Churi wasn’t afraid to showcase her nod to the 60s at her Dior SS18 catwalk and neither should you.
This trend is all about geometric shapes, harsh lines and bold pigmented colours. It’s tie dye, contrasting colours and patterns that look busy at first glance.
Consider this, remember the kaleidoscope that you’re auntie bought you one Christmas?
Ok, well go find that in a swimsuit and you are on the right track.
But a word to the wise, stay away from bouffant hair do’s. These are not back in fashion and some things belong in the 60s.