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Top Fashion Designer Trends for Spring/Summer 2017

The transition from AW to SS is always exciting, as we shed off the layers and make way for lighter and brighter wardrobe choices. Even if you don’t plan to deck yourself out in the latest Fashion Designer Collection. This is always a good place to start when planning your fashion choices.

While AW16 was all about luxury sportswear and an abundance of velvet, SS17 is looking altogether more adventurous. Previously neglected areas of your wardrobe are set to be revamped, and shrinking violets need not apply for the updated fuschia trends. Here’s our takeaway of the top Fashion Designers and the trends to look out for in 2017.

Fashion Designer: Chloe | “Ruffle Some Feathers”  

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Fashion Designer: Chloe

While you might come to expect ruffles and dainty fabrics only from Fashion Designers such as Chloe.  Designers such as Alexander McQueen and Rodarte followed suit in the fun with playful ruffles this year. Ruffled sleeves are set to make a comeback, along with ruffled lacy dresses in pretty pastel shades.

Fashion Designer | “Statement Sleeves”

Street style at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2017

Every part of your wardrobe has had its moment in the spotlight, except for sleeves, it would seem. This season, many fashion designer’s collections have sleeves that are making a bold statement, either by extending down past your fingers, or with ruffled gathers. It would seem that you can’t go too bold with this high fashion choice.

Fashion Designer: Marni | “Punk Florals”

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Fashion Designer: Marni

These aren’t the usual ditsy floral prints. In 2017, expect to see bold punk florals worn with boundless attitude. Toughen up a floral print dress with a pair of boots, or layer it up with a leather jacket and statement jewellery. Designers such as Alberta Ferretti, Alexandra McQueen and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini have included this design in their Spring/Summer Collection.

Fashion Designer: Stella Mcartney | “Pyjama Party”

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Fashion Designer: Stella Mcartney

For those who hate to leave their bed in the morning, you might be happy to learn that you can now get away with wearing pyjamas to the office – almost. Shirt and trouser separates in luxe silk are make a play for your go-to power suit. While almost anything can be topped off with a silky robe. Like the kimonos that went before them, these robes are set to be everywhere come festival season.



Here’s a preview of Chanel’s Autumn/Winter Ready-to-wear collection. What styles would you like to see continue from last year?


By Roman Winter, Guest Writer

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