Fall 2015 Trend
Plaid & Tartan
One of the most classic pattern, plaid, is undoubtedly coming back this winter. Different interpretation of the style varies from boyish shirt, preppy tweed coat, to elegant, minimalism grid dress. From runway to street fashion, plaid/tartan can be easily seen whether on accessories or apparels, definitely making it a must-have pattern during this season. According to fashion illustrator Joanna Avillez’s column in WWD, she also recorded many windowpane prints during whole NYFW, explaining how hot the style is. For myself, I prefer simple, cold color tone grid, which is more feminine and elegant.
3.1 Phillip Lim / Kate Spade
See by Chloé / Christian Dior
Observed from fall 2015 Paris and London Fashion Week, reefer jacket with big, shiny metallic buttons, reflects the trendy military element of year 2015. If you are looking for one single coat to survive through winter, reefer jacket is the top choice. Different length creates different atmosphere. Classic short length jacket gives a casual but chic feeling. Medium length jacket with emphasized waistline makes it more ladylike and match well with another fashion trend this year, over-knee boots. But my favorite is the long maxi jacket by Chloé. The drape line and loose shape make the coat extra stylish than other kinds of length.
Chloé / Fendi
Burberry / Dsquared²
One of my favorite moment in winter is wearing turtleneck knitwear and feel the soft, fluffy texture of the fabric against my skin. Whether oversize or tight, stiff neckline, turtleneck always gives a sense of high-end and warm feeling. From runway looks of Ralph Lauren, Rochas and Alexander Wang, we can get a conclusion that even though with different colors and various styles, turtleneck is the major trend this coming winter.
Ralph Lauren / Rochas / Alexander Wang
Spring 2016 Trend
Floral has always been the essential element for spring trend. In the latest NYFW florals can be found everywhere. Aside from the most common full floral print, my personal favorite is the bold, clean floral embroidery. Tracy Reese and Vivienne Tam both showed combining floral embroidery with sheer fabrics like chiffon and stiff mesh, creating a visual focus on the dress.
Tracy Reese / Vivienne Tam
Lela Rose / Tommy Hilfiger
Playing with bold and contrast color blocks makes simple apparels stand out. The linear boundary between conflicting colors form a sophisticated sense to the unsophisticated silhouette. Minimalism keep going to spring 2016 but changing it’s scheme with a brighter tone.
Prabal Gurung / Lacoste
BCBG Max Ariza / Alexander Wang
Continuing from the androgynous trend in fall 2015, suit is still an iconic style for early spring 2016. In the latest NYFW, such concept is slightly altered by designers in order to echo with laid-back and casual atmosphere. Deep V neckline and shorter bottom such as culottes and carpi pants display more skin and make the suits less formal and ladylike. In addition to changing the silhouette, flimsy fabric such as seersuckers and brighter colors also freshen the trend.
Alexander Wang / DKNY
ICB / Altuzarra