After years of safe silhouettes, minimal embellishment androgynous dressing, and more demure colour palettes, 2016 saw the pendulum finally swing in the opposite direction, with maximalism returning to the forefront of the fashion world. Bold colour, 80s-inspired structural shapes, encrusted pieces and overtly feminine overtones made a bold comeback and are here to stay for 2017. So shake your wardrobe up, and take a look at the trends worth trying in 2017.
Carolina Herrera (pictured), Marc Jacobs and Mulberry were just a few of the designers that sent a futuristic sheen of silver down the catwalk.
MARC JACOBS S/S’17
Given the abundance of verdant hues on the catwalk (Etro pictured) it came as no surprise that Pantone declared Greenery as the colour of 2017. If the yellowish-tinged shade is quite for you, fret not, the runway saw everything from deep turquoise to almost-neon lime paraded on the runway.
Forget about that Breton tee: stripes are about to get a whole lot bigger and bolder. While navy will always be the safe options, rainbow shades will come out to play in 2017 too (Akris pictured).
Rag & Bone
Love it or loathe it, 80s-inspired fashion will creep back into the fashion world in 2017. Think plunging necklines, bouffant-esque silhouettes and sequin-encrusted gowns.
Floral prints are nothing new, but in 2017 it’s super-sized bouquets of blooms (like the ones spotted at Miu Miu) that we’ll see blossoming on the runway and in our wardrobes.
Dolce & Gabbana
Want it to feel like summer all year round? The profusion of warm, vibrant yellow shades could be the solution you’re looking for.
No mid-year escape planned for 2017? Not to worry, your wardrobe will have everyone convinced otherwise. Billowing patchwork gowns