Structure eases off in generously proportioned styles and soft, easy shapes. Where there is structure, it’s softened with deep splits at the hemline, or wide cuts at the neckline. This free-spirited look opens the way for lighter, softer, more open fabrics in sheer lace; qualities with a fluid handle and fine cottons with added stretch.
Skirts incorporate movement in styles with a gentle flare or through the addition of splits, gathers and frills. Hybrid skirt styles combine the structure of tailoring with soft frills or gathers. Tailored trouser silhouettes are nostalgic with high waistlines and neatly cropped lengths.
Emerging street trends are an essential point of reference for all designers and fashion businesses. This popular report filters through the noise to focus on directional design, highlighting the details, silhouettes, fabrics, surface patterns and styling that will impact on fashion going forward.
If the previous notebook was focused on soul-searching, this one is the evolution of the ego-looking for exasperated for the survival to shock of life, passing from chaos to the soft and peaceful sleep of winter, when nature regenerates, and us with her.
There is a subtle push towards tailoring, which in the trouser/shorts sector, smartens up the look. Rather than having a formal effect, styles remain grounded with the addition of sports detailing and the casual, relaxed attitude of streetwear. Slouchy volume is balanced and controlled with pleats and a belted waist or a tapered cut and braces are revived as part of the trend for a higher waistline.
In this season of contrasts, menswear silhouettes are divided and pull in two opposing directions. Slimline styles skim the body and contrast with wider and longer silhouettes, which are generously proportioned. Tailored jersey adds a casual note to structured styles, and construction itself is in the spotlight with contrast stitching and visible linings.Samples are taken from a 17-page report published: Dec, 2016.