Hit the refresh button and update your wardrobe with the latest styles fresh of the runways. Whether it’s statement ruffles, chic chokers or opulent fabrics, read on below and find out what’s in the upcoming season:
Vida La Velvet
From lush tops and smooth dresses to sleek pants and shiny shoes, needless to say, this luxurious fabric has taken over Fall Winter 2016 fashion shows. While velvet has been around since the medieval times, this season, designers like Kenzo, Dries Van Noten and Valentino add a contemporary touch to the luxurious material with cool silhouettes in rich, pastel shades. Though velvet is deemed unsuitable for hot climes, you can choose to style the trend by wearing a sleeveless velvet frock over a lightweight white t-shirt.
One thing is for sure: We are thrilled that the choker has made a comeback as seen on the runways of Loewe, Balmain and Oscar de la Renta. Channel the chic 90s edgy sophistication with skinny ribbons or a chunky choker, a great accessory to spruce up everything from slip dresses to button-down shirts.
Inspired by the traje de flamenca, ruffles are expected to cause quite a commotion with its over-the-top characteristics. However, this season, designers like Jill Stuart and Cushnie et Ochs made your sartorial dreams possible by fusing structured high-fashion ruffles with wearability. Style tip: Pare down a ruffled top with bootleg jeans to strike a perfect silhouette.
Over the years, sportswear has earned its spot in the high-fashion industry and while last year saw laidback and oversized pieces, this season’s casuals boast streamlined and tailored versions of the sporty yet elegant girl’s go-to graphic ensembles. Trust designer house like Gucci, Marni and Courreges to have her covered.
Imbue confidence at the office with this season’s haute trend as seen at Max Mara, Trussardi and Calvin Klein (to name a few) presentations: pinstripes! The best part? The vertical pinstripe pattern helps to create the illusion of a slimmer torso of its wearer, regardless of any body type!