The Top 7 Trends That Fashion Girls Will Be Wearing Next
Now that all the four major fashion weeks have wrapped, it’s time to sit back and analyze the major trends that we’ll see the fashion crowd wearing next season. While you could take hours to pore over our fashion week coverage, in case you’re short on time, we tapped Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus’s fashion director, for his expert take on the S/S 16 collections.
From the trouser silhouette that will be everywhere this spring to the colors that will dominate the season, scroll down for the top seven trends from the runways.
“The trophy trouser of the season is, hands down, the wide pant! Tailored with pleats, soft, with a paper-bag waist, or cut with the relaxed ease of a pajama—the most fashionable stride starts with a pant that’s wide!” — Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus fashion director
“Tribal inspiration took the season on an exotic journey filled with the decoration of feathers, fringe, elaborate embellishment, appliqué, and indigenous adornment, captivating the runway with a multicultural beat.” — Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus fashion director
“The blazer returns as a tailored treasure in every collection: sharp shoulders paired with wide pants or giving structure to soft dressing. Spring’s blazer is the foundation that a woman’s wardrobe begins with.” — Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus fashion director
“Bright, clear color creates an optimistic palette for the coming season. Freshly picked poppies, ripe tomato, and oceanic coral covered every runway.” — Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus fashion director
“The romanticism of spring is defined by the lavishing of lace on everything! Ready-to-wear, handbags, and shoes are touched by the grace of lace for spring. Ruffled, flounced, embroidered and appliquéd, Chantilly, crochet and macramé—lace puts pretty into a women’s wardrobe for the coming season.” — Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus fashion director
“The exquisite excess of embellishment! Decorated, adorned, embroidered, pailletted, beaded and bejeweled, feathered and fringed, laden in lamé and brocade… Give fashion an emotional energy that takes clothes from ready-to-wear to couture!” — Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus fashion director
“Optic white looks fresh and bright! White on white was the favorite non-color color of the season and was often paired with silver, giving it a techno/futuristic attitude for the coming season.” — Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus fashion director