What time is more suitable than the New Year to re-organise your wardrobe? Presumably you are now so busy cleaning up clothes from last year, freeing up space for the new fashion. But what exactly you should look out for this year?
New York Fashion Week just ended, but it is also a grand kick off for 2018 spring and summer fashion, followed by the upcoming London Fashion Week. The prestigious London Fashion Week 2018 is from February 16 to February 20. It is one of the four major international fashion weeks (Milan, Paris, New York and London). It was first held in 1984 with leading support from the British Fashion Council. As the ‘youngest’ fashion week, it can be described as vital, creative and ultimate charm all in one.
Cool fact to note, the first show in London Fashion Week was where the supermodel Kate Moss started. At the London Fashion Week in early 2016, Burberry invited Wu Yifan to model for their brand.
London Fashion Week is a high-frequency-mention in recent major brands or fashion blogs, the February show is just around the corner, we are here first to summarise the upcoming ten hot trends of 2018 for you.
1. Fairy tale dress
[Peter Pilotto 2018] [Temperley 2018][Burberry 2018]
Romantic maxi dress is a key of early spring fashion. Elegant printing and embroidery elements enhances the feminine style . Brands such as Valentino and Loewe have adopted the design of a tight waist and wave sleeves to reinterpret the structural aesthetics of contemporary women’s clothing through a sense of freedom and romance.
Famousmodel/actress in China – Angelababy wore a white maxi when attending Dior event earlier this year.
2. Plaid and stripe
Although the trend started since 2017, the hot trend of plaid has no intention to fade. Especially Burberry iconic plaid regained attention this season. Whether it is a jacket or skirt, plaid pattern is your top choice.
[Louis Vuitton 2018 / Fendi 2018]
[Emilia Wickstead 2018]
This year’s stripes can be regarded as hot, stylish simplicity and everyone’s favourite. The more simple and stylish, the less obsolete. Colour stripe becomes the trend due to its bold, eye-catching, refreshing element.
[Mother of Pearl 2018] [Peter Pilotto 2018]
[Palmer Harding 2018] [Gareth Pugh 2018]
To dress up in bright sports suit is defo one of the hottest trend of the year. Athleisure, a combination of athletics and leisure, was officially included in Webster’s Dictionary. In recent years, the rising attention to healthy living and work-life balance has popularised athleisure. Fashion leaders in the field are Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
[Burberry AW 2018][House of Holland 2018][Burberry AW 2018]
A collection of bright colours, rich patterns, sports style, windbreaker is definitely the focus of spring and summer fashion. Many designers have recently reinterpreted the vintage jacket. For 2018 spring sportswear, it will be more common to see shiny material in jacket design and jersey fabric will also gradually return.
4. Vintage waist bag
[GUCCI SS18 waist bag in the middle]
Gucci this year brings the wave of the waist bag, many fashion leaders showed their love of a waist bag in major occasions. This trend continues into the spring and summer of 2018. Compared with last year’s leather-based design, different material and size will be incorporated into the 2018 design. Whether it’s Saint Laurent’s ultra-small waistband, Marco Laurent’s oversized bag or Miu Miu’s satin bag, the waist bag should be one of the must-have items in your wardrobe this year.
5. Statement earrings
[Chanel, Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent ]
In 2018, one of the overwhelming fashion trends must be oversized style earrings! People in fashion circles are starting to brighten up their outfit with earrings of all styles, from the simplest metallic circle, cute plush ball pendant earrings to the geometric shape hoop. In short, the larger and most peculiar the better, the pendant earring series is key to make your outfit stand out.
6. Socks and heel
2018 spring and summer full of fresh fashion sense combination: socks with elegant high heels from Prada, Erdem to Fendi and Preen.
[Valentino Spring 2018 Resort Collection]
[Delpozo 2018] [Fashion East 2018] [Roland Mouret 2018]
Kendall Jenner on the Cannes red carpet, featuring white net socks and Giabattista Valli heels.
7. Slogan tee
Since 2014, the banner shirt has set off a fashion revolution. Now with a glimpse of 2018 spring and summer fashion events, you will notice that the slogan shirt is about to come back. Printing bold lines, life motto or simple words on the tee, followed by a series of mix and match, hundreds and thousands of styles are created, and this is its charm.
[Burberry AW 2018][Ashley Willians 2018]
Louis Vuitton has it specially designed for the trending Netflix series – Stranger Things.
8. Ultra Violet
Pantone, the world’s leading colour supplier, earlier announced Ultra Violet as the colour of 2018 and that it will soon be favoured by leading fashion designers and a reference colour for fashion fans.
Many brands apply ultra violet into their design, most notable item will be the GUCCI Purple Satin dress.
Ultra Violet might to be too bold for many girls, this dazzling colour seems difficult to pull off. In fact, purple can be elegant or very trendy, Princess Diana had showcased a totally different style of bright purple.
[Huishan Zhang 2018][Burberry 2018][Marta Jakabowski 2018]
9. Wrap dress
[Huishan Zhang 2018] [Temperley 2018]
The wrap dress can showcase the perfect outline of the curves of a female body, a sign of elegance and sexy. It can be a fashion all year round. Remember to tie your hair up to make your wrap dress look even more stunning.
10. Dad Style Oversize
> Dad Shoes
[Burberry Red Dot Daddy Shoes, LFW 2018]
In recent years, the fashion trend seems to be anti-traditional, ugly designs in the past have now been redesigned into mainstream fashion. Dad Shoes is definitely one of them. In addition to Fila and Patta, Louis Vuitton also joined the Dad Shoes for the spring and summer of 2018. The clumsy appearance of Dad Shoes is soon becoming the popular fashion trend for the rest of the year.
The Nike Air Max 97 is a must have item for many fashion bloggers in Europe. Pink Blush is surely the most popular colour for girls.
> Oversized suit
The retro and oversized suits topped the trend this year with Daddy cut, this 80’s, bold and sexy style caught the attention of top stylists around the globe.