We’re Calling It: These 5 Trends Will Be Everywhere Come Spring
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Australian Fashion Week is a great predictor of the fashion, accessories and beauty trends to come. When the same silhouettes, colours and designs are seen across two or more designer shows, it’s a good indication that those styles will be in many a closet come a few months’ time.
So, if we’re looking to see what everyone will be wearing this coming spring, we only need to look to the past Australian Fashion Week, which took place in Sydney in May. The ICONIC’s Head of Style Nicole Adolphe was there, and picked up on five styles she saw again and again, she thinks will no doubt be trends.
Ahead, she shares them, along with a few pieces that’ll help you recreate the look — for (mostly) non-designer prices.
“Low rise is officially back! Think low rise mini skirts that reveal some hip and slouchy pants, as opposed to the high-waisted styles we’ve been loving. Recreate this look with a crop top and blazer or mix up with lace and sheers that featured in several shows over AAFW including Karla Špetic and Bec + Bridge.
“We saw designers Auteur and Aje add texture to their micro mini skirts including beading, sequins, crystals or embroidery, perfect for late night dressing. Some pieces are designed to be low rise, but another way to pull this look off is to purchase a larger size so the piece sits lower on the hips.”
Bold, Bright, Block Colours
“Colour made its grand entrance in almost every show, with bold cobalt blues, yellow, green and hot pinks featuring as hero shades. Rather than colour block against a clashing shade, this season is all about one block colour or shades of the same colour rolled into the one look. This is one of the easiest trends to pull off as you can start with a dress and build from there.
“At Aje we saw oversize balloon sleeves and full skirts in an array of delicious colours, Oroton showcased wearable pieces for fashionable workwear and Mariam Seddiq showed how to take colour and shape to the next level for events.”
Leo Lin The Gathering Bustier Top, $209.40
“Following a season of comfort at home and less social interaction, designers and customers alike are keen to get dressed up, get creative and go a little OTT with outfits. This trend speaks to voluminous shapes, the subtle and rich gloss of high shine silks and metallics. Bold prints, dramatic cuts, exaggerated detailing in draping, ruffles and embellishments were also seen on the runway.
“Also seen throughout Fashion Week were extreme cutaways in traditionally tailored pieces like blazers, tops or pants, with a hint of skin peeking out and a bit of shine in the fabric. This new silhouette launches the favourite workwear staples into sexy, late-night lounge looks.”
BWLDR Remy Dress, $139.95
Intricate Detailing and Embellishments
“Texture was visible throughout the week, whether that be a cute coloured Broderie Anglaise Dress at Oroton, oversize applique on garments at Aje, sequins or shiny sheers at Auteur Studio. See through netted tops, diamante or silver mesh bras with the ultimate party bling at Emma Pills also showed exquisite embellishments.
These pieces are perfect for layering and wearing under a boxy jacket or on their own. Some looks even featured fringing or hyper extended ties hanging down, adding dimension to looks.”
Utility Core Dressing
“Think trench coats, slouchy cargo pants, shirting and shirt dresses that can take you from work to lunch. Set to be the new workwear look, its core is tailoring meets comfort in neutral tones, as seen at Hansen & Gretel.”