Runway Trends for Spring 2015
We’re starting to think seriously about next season’s biggest fashion trends. What does that mean for you? Well, we worked overtime to make sure you know what you’ll be wearing come Spring 2015 right now.
What we found were subtle — and not so subtle — nods to the 1970s, sporty touches that don’t require a gym membership, shoulder-baring silhouettes, new uses for tiered skirts, and gingham prints that are so not your grandmother’s. Keep reading to identify all the key looks, or jump right to the trending look you’ve just got to see first.
- Cool-Girl Gingham
- The Subtle ’70s
- Out-of-the-Ordinary Animal Prints
- Sporty Minimalism
- Colored Suede
- Power Shoulders
- Apron Skirting
- Statement Stripes
- Modern Safari
- The New High Neckline
1. Cool-Girl Gingham
Gingham prints aren’t anything new, but for Spring 2015, designers are honing in on a new way of presenting them. Presented in a range of colors that best any picnic tablecloth, they’re likely to find fans beyond the more traditional wearer. Anything but precious, this print — whether blown up in size or sexed up in sheers — is primed for a street-style-worthy comeback.
2. The Subtle ’70s
Every season, a specific decade takes over the runways, and after a close competition between the mod ’60s and the 1970s, the latter has won out. But don’t expect to be rocking full-fledged bell bottoms next year. This time, it’s all about subtle touches in retro lapel shapes, juxtaposing color combinations, an abundance of denim, and pant silhouettes that are sometimes flared, sometimes full and wide.
3. Out-of-the-Ordinary Animal Prints
Leopard print, although a classic, was a big trend on the Fall 2014 runways. This season, though, it’s all about the wildlife less ordinary. Chameleons and creepy crawlers – from crabs and scorpions to seahorses and jelly fish – found their way onto sweet dresses, and instead of tiger stripes, gowns showcased the face of the beasts.
4. Sporty Minimalism
We’ve seen full-on sportswear from the likes of Alexander Wang for years, but this go-around, we’ve noticed a pared-down approach to athletic influences. Lace-up styling is one of the most noteworthy choices this season, but from racing stripes and wrist bands to zipper pulls and drawstrings, just a detail here and there keeps the look fresh.
5. Colored Suede
First there was multicolored patchwork fur, and now that same desire for pops of color can be found on suede. Typically not a Spring staple, this material gets a cooled-down effect thanks to pastel purples and bold blues, and it even has crossover effects in reds and mustard yellows.
6. Power Shoulders
Instead of adding shoulder pads to exude strength, this season’s designers thankfully packed away any notion of power suits and instead took the less-is-more approach with shoulder-baring looks. Whether off-the-shoulder or bold one-shoulder necklines, it’s going to be the quintessential way to show off many women’s finest assets.
7. Apron Skirting
This season, the runways took hold of a styling technique that was first seen on street style pros on and off for years. Designers from Peter Som to Donna Karan are officially giving new purpose to the skirt and having it function as an apron of sorts. From minis to pencils, when layered on top of oversize poplin shirts, accordion dresses, and pants, it creates a whole new look that will surely reinvigorate Spring wardrobes.
8. Statement Stripes
Found on nearly every single Spring runway, stripes are making a major statement, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the bigger the better. Instead, we’re seeing designers play with positioning and placement, as with the striped treatment on textiles at Tibi.
9. Modern Safari
If clothes can be transportive, prepare to take a wild adventure come Spring. Major designers seemed to have a safari in mind as they created chic khaki trench dresses, poncho coats, fern prints, and camo-inspired pieces that were anything but invisible. Not at all about roughing it, these safari-inspired looks have an upscale aesthetic.
10. The New High Neckline
Conservative dressing was an unexpected change for many fashion houses showing this season, and it couldn’t have been more evident in the buttoned-up, high-collared looks that came down the runways. From dickies at Christian Dior to turtleneck dresses at Prada, it’s not typically the direction designers take for a Spring season, but it’s one that might be a welcome antidote to all the sheer that’s becoming a style standard.
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