AW16 trend forecast shows the return of the 80s, Art Deco, Victorian style mixed with more minimalist military and ski fashion.
This winter the contrast between feminine and androgynous fashion is going to be as stark as the difference between maximalist and minimalist fashion. The designers intend to cover all tastes and territories as the minimalist trend is setting and the rich and decadent style is rising yet again. Alessandro Michele is the guilty one, bombarding the runway with a splash of styles which now everyone seems to deem acceptable. Here we specifically refer to the fantasy trend which will continue to dominate AW16 with its prints and cartoon inspired accessories.
The British theme seems to equally prominent this season- blame it on the Brexit and the bad weather, but tartans, trenches and tweed is hot for the cold London weather.
Equally, rewind a century back and relive the Victorian epoque ruffle loaded blouses, bow ties, rose prints and ancle boots.
Military is back and the brands to follow for the military look are Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Tommy Hilfiger. The focus of this trend this season is the outerwear, boots and belts.
The 80s are back so make sure you feel comfortable wearing shoulder pads, bright colors, big accessories and neon prints. The brand of inspiration for the trend is Hedi Slimane’s last collection for Saint Laurent.
Mix Deco and Boho and you will enjoy an overload of print and color in the winter- taking inspiration from the reds, oranges and yellows in autumn. Let just say that Etro will not be the only brand who will dominate prints and colors this season.
Wearing ski clothes this season in the city will be more important than wearing ski clothes on the mountain. The 80s ski look is having a major comeback this winter- thanks to Zoolander. Watch out for 80s ski bombers.