Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Trends: The 4 Looks You Need to Know From Left to Right: Gucci, Altuzarra, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel Style Notes: Inspired undoubtedly by Gucci opening the doors to an everyday kind of eccentricity, many designers are pushing forward with the concept of mix and match. If that sounds daunting, don't be afraid. There's something inherently wearable about the new wave of eclecticism, and you'll often find that individual pieces are entirely easy to wear on the regular. Take Dolce setting jeans against madcap combination of bejeweled accessories, trophy jacket and motif tee—a great going-out outfit. From Left to Right: Loewe, Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Stella McCartney, Hermès Style Notes: Just don't call it minimalistic. There's so much more to the catwalk's beautiful antithesis to all of the mix 'n' match madness we've already spoken out. This brand of purism comes armed with subtle details to make even the simplest item (take a cardigan, for example) seem like the most exciting thing you've ever seen.
From Left to Right: Marques'Almeida, Chloé, Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Erdem Style Notes: "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking," recites every person who has watched The Devil Wears Prada ever. Well, actually, this time around, they really are. So rad in colouration, scale, fabrication and mood that designers thought it best to go full throttle in full blooms from head to toe—shoes included. From double doses of Rococo-style jacquard florals with ruffles and raw hems at Marques'Almeida to subdued, blousy '70s bouquets at Chloé and neon carnations at Balenciaga, there is nothing standard about these arrangements. No ditsy prints here in this S/S 17 version of the fashion trend, thanks. From Left to Right: Moschino, Isabel Marant, Rodarte, Saint Laurent, Haider Ackermann Style Notes: Did you not believe us last season? We predicted that the '80s trend was no passing one, and the proof was all over the S/S 17 catwalks. If Isabel Marant—our appointed queen of boho—has even stepped into the realm of high-shine fabrics and draped volume, you know this isn't a decade dip to be ignored. The essence of the new '80s redux really lies in after-dark wares. You probably won't find much of the mood filtering into daywear, but when it comes to going out, there's much to play with, from silhouette-enhancing nipped waists fastened with giant belts to flirty hemlines balanced out by big shoulders. Crystal earrings and sky-high stilettos are key—and no one did them with more ferociousness than Saint Laurent's new creative director, Anthony Vaccarello.