The summer runways ushered in a wave of feel good fashion. From ‘80s inspiration to checks galore to a kaleidoscope of colours, there’s no doubt this season’s trends are packing a major punch. Get set to inject some fun into your wardrobe as we’ve rounded up the ultimate guide to summer’s hottest trends, straight off the runway.
The ‘80s graced us with some of fashions most iconic (and questionable) trends, including the infamous shoulder pads. Reimagined with dramatic effects and voluminous sleeves, designers like Gucci (pictured), Stella McCartney and Saint Laurent hit the nail on the head with their beautiful silhouettes and statement prints.
On the flip side, ice cream hues filled the catwalks of Victoria Beckham (pictured), Calvin Klein and Preen to name a few. While lavender hues stole the spotlight, dusty-pinks, baby blues and soft yellows weren’t far behind. To best wear this trend, mix and match with other pastel shades and don’t be afraid to have a little fun.
Checks and tartans and plains, oh my! This years winning runway pattern presented itself in near enough every form, from blazers and headwear to everything in between. Alexander McQueen (pictured), Loewe and Marni seamlessly transitioned these prints from winter to summer by incorporating florals, pastels and earthy tones into the mix.
Plastic is having a major high-fashion moment, dominating the runways of New York and Paris fashion week. Karl Lagerfeld put plastic-wrapped legs on the map at Chanel’s SS18 show, but it didn’t stop there. Designers around the world are showcasing transparent rain jackets, plastic visors and see-though footwear this season, and we’re all over it!