Spring/ Summer ’18 – New year, same fashion editor

By Gwen Miles

There’s no better way to bring our fashion section into 2018 than by looking back on the runways of 2017 to see what trends might appear on the high-street this season.
In Milan, Gucci introduced a SS18 collection based on ideas of resistance and individuality – what better themes to draw on for a fresh new style as we kick off a new year? This translates into maximalist, eccentric outfits with echoes of the 80s in glittering dresses, fur coats and boxy shapes.

The appeal of sheer clothing seems to be persevering, with designers like Fendi and Dior creating elegant evening dresses from thin, summery fabrics. Combine this with the rise in vinyl skirts and trousers at the end of last year and it’s safe to predict that night-out looks will be edgier than ever this season.

It’s all about colour for 2018: fresh pastel tones are perfect for when the weather starts to brighten up after winter, but block colours in primary shades were also popular in the designs of Versace and Calvin Klein, amongst others. Keep an eye out for ‘Crayola Chic’ in your favourite stores if you fancy making a statement this springtime.

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