Fashion Designers Explore New Erogenous Zones, Consider Emerging Consumer Tribes And Changing Consumer Lifestyle For Yielding Spring 2017 Fashion Trends.
What factors engender the in – season sartorial innovation and trends?
While most of these come out of the designers’ thing for building desire for his creations, it’s also the fast changing, extremely challenging and the uncertain external environment that makes the fashion industry fall for certain course.
Take, for instance, these next generation shoppers and the dynamic shift in the consumer behaviour and lifestyle.
Millennials seem to be possessed by the active lifestyle and casualization that got us trends like athleisure, genderless clothing and modest fashion wear.
Moreover, technology has put the consumers on a fast track to fashion awareness and accessibility making them more demanding than ever, informed and highly unpredictable.
And that’s what has got some of the executives at the elite fashion houses either challenging the traditional fashion calendar or going aggressively online with their collections, all for serving the changing consumer preferences and the growing fashion immediacy.
Spring summer 2017 runway scenes were about Chanel making models wear flashy tweeds with baseball caps, Dior taking to sporty and genderless clothing, Balmain and Fendi exploring the new sensuous zone and many other things.
Check out some of the hottest spring summer 2017 fashion trends that would guide you towards outfits that can’t be missed to become a part of your closet.
1) Show Off Plenty Of Underboob And Midriff
From the Grammys to the Golden Globes 2017, celebrities, while walking the red carpet, kind of proved that underboob is the new cleavage.
Tommy x Gigi Spring Summer 2017; Crop Top; Price: On Request; Available At: Nearest Tommy Hilfiger Stores.
It was almost everywhere.
Where Rihanna rocked an orange crop top, flaunting both her underboob and the tattoo right below it, Lady Gaga wore a leather jacket with feather detailing that showed off some serious underboob while posing with Metallica at the Grammy’s Red Carpet.
Fendi Spring Summer 2017; Viscose Top; Price: On Request; Available At: Nearest Fendi Stores
So anything that you choose for a bodice – crop tops, leotards, leather jackets, make sure these are showing off the sexiest zone of this spring.
2) Layer Your Clothing
Now that’s a perfect way to add interest and glamour to your casual silhouette.
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Fluted Hem Blouse: 2390 INR; Dark Denim Jacket: 6590 INR; Platform Sneakers: 3590 INR; Shop At: http://shop.mango.com
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Zip Leather Jacket: 10,990 INR; Flowy Long Blouse: 5590; Linen Palazzo Pants: 5590 INR; Heel Leather Shoes: 4590 INR; Shop At: shop.mango.com
The only thing that you got be careful about is that it shouldn’t be overdone with regards to the multi – textured fabrics, colors and of course the number of pieces that make the complete look.
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Leather Jacket: 18,990 INR; Fluted Hem Dress: 6590 INR; Leather Strap Sandals: 6590 INR; Shop At: shop.mango.com
Layer your bombers over striped vests and satin tops and pair these with baggy utility trousers and your favorite pair of sneakers to make that casual outfit look sporty and sexy.
3) Asymmetry Gets Into Everything
Whether it be the the bodice, the neckline, sleeves or the hemline of your outfit, you’ll find asymmetry put to practice almost everywhere.
Forever New Spring Summer 2017; Asymmetric One Shoulder Shirt; Price: 3,600 INR; Available At: http://www.forevernew.co.in
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Asymmetric Poplin Blouse; Price: 1,990 INR; Available At: http://shop.mango.com/IN
Shift in proportions with regards to the left to right body balance and hemlines, cutting up of traditional tailored shapes into broken and unfinished sections all come under deconstruction, a trend seen coming in a big way at the 2017 spring summer collections.
And Spring Summer 2017; Yarn Dyed Kerchief Hem Dress; Price: 2,799 INR; Available At: http://www.andindia.com
Skirts and sequined dresses by Tom Ford in earthy shades and one shoulder cable knit sweaters, sweat shirt dresses and coats by Burberry simply sizzled at the runway.
4) Genderless Clothing – The It Thing
Many designers got vocal about the increasing multi – cultural vibe that defines women of these times who are no more caught in the stereotypical sections of masculine and feminine.
Zara Spring Summer 2017; Mid – Rise Boyfriend Jeans; Price: 3,990 INR; Shop At: zara.com/in
That somewhat sums up the changing needs of women today – yes they are mixing things up.
Dior Spring Summer 2017; Chatty Tee Paired With Ankle Length Skirt; Price: On Request; Available At: Nearest Dior Stores.
Where Alberta Ferretti laid emphasis on tailoring, pairing tailored pants worn under chiffon frocks with blazers, Dior got us catchy slogan shirts teamed with white sneakers and floor length sheers skirts layered over boy shorts. We simply loved this look!
5) Preppy And Sporty Co – exist
We still haven’t had enough of the fashion meets function trend (aka athleisure) – clothes that are sporty and at the same time fashionable.
DKNY Spring Summer 2017; Crop Top Paired With Sheer Relaxed Pant; Price: On Request; Available At: Nearest DKNY Stores.
The next generation buyers are driven by casual and athletic lifestyles and hence have inclination towards trends like athleisure and modest fashion wear.
DKNY Spring Summer 2017; Hooded Zip Through Mesh Jacket & Crop Top Paired With Sheer Relaxed Pant; Price: On Request; Available At: Nearest DKNY Stores.
So fit into those t- shirt dresses, hoodies, baggy utility trousers, bombers and put on those perfect pair of sneakers this summer to make for that statement look as athleisure continues to earn its place in ready to wear.
6) Outfits With Lingerie Detailing
A bralette peeking out from beneath the chiffon top or a dress and many outfits on similar lines have turned up to be a part of one of the sexiest trends this summer ( not to say that flaunting your underboob is a lesser deal).
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Embroidered Lace Dress; Price: 5,590 INR; Available At: http://shop.mango.com/IN
Various fashion houses included sexy lingerie pieces in the outfits in their own way.
At Chanel, models flaunted lingerie pieces in pastels teamed with flashy colored tweeds.
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Lace Blouse; Price: 2,990 INR; Available At: http://shop.mango.com/IN
Alberta Ferretti layered knee length bold colored gowns over erotic bralettes while Alexander Wang models wore bikinis that wrapped around their midriffs underneath crop tops or distressed denim jackets.
There is no dearth of choices to experiment with to kind of perfect this look. All you need to do is just grab one of these.
7) A Ruffle Here, A Ruffle There
Ruffles too, much like asymmetry, got into almost everything.
Forever New Spring Summer 2017; Keira Frill Luxe Cold Shoulder Cami: 3000 INR; Shop at www.forevernew.co.in
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Ruffled Cotton Sweatshirt: 2590 INR; Shop at shop.mango.com
H & M Spring Summer 2017; Flounced Wrap Dress: 1990 INR; Trainers: 2990 INR; Shop At www.hm.com
Floor length and short skirts, cotton tops, cotton dresses and sleeves of certain outfits were done with ruffles, making them inevitable for spring summer 2017.
And Spring Summer 2017; Pinstripe Ruffle Cold Shoulder Dress; Price: 2,199 INR; Available At: http://www.andindia.com
It’s one distinctive way Burberry got both the asymmetry and ruffles in its outfits and paired these with the conceptual heels in black. Need we say more?
8) Baggy, Slouchy, Distressed – All For Grunge
Do some damage to your denims, get your hair bleached and leave them a little messy, lay your hands on a pair of slouchy pants and a flashy bomber or biker and snug into a pair of combat boots.
Zara Spring Summer 2017; Over-Sized Crepe Trench Coat; Price: Rs. 5,990; Available At: zara.com/in
80’s grungy look made for a statement style on the spring 2017 runway, making a strong case for you to go unkempt this spring.
Zara Spring Summer 2017; Ripped Mid -Rise Jeans : R. 2,490; Available At: zara.com/in
Leather bikers with suede fringes, board shorts, baggy pants, distressed denims, cropped tops all came in handy for the designer fashion houses to make their models carry that 80’s look impeccably.
9) Loungewear As Daywear
There was a lot of stuff that was done in the name of loungewear as daywear. We saw seersucker pant suits, top and shorts, high rise pants all done in silk and satin.
H&M Spring Summer 2017; Jersey Vest Top: 399 INR; Pyjama Shorts: 1,299; Available At: http://www.hm.com/in
But the best came in the form of silk pajama suits.
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Printed Flowy Shirt: 3,590 INR; Flower Print Trousers: 4,590 INR; Available At: http://shop.mango.com/IN
While Dolce and Gabbana captured all things Italy on these silk pieces, Emporio Armani took to Indian theme, getting us the micro – print of elephants with drawstring closure.
10) Exaggerated Sleeves
How to make a style statement with the sleeves of your outfit this summer. Well, have them exaggerated!
H&M Spring Summer 2017; One Shoulder Dress; Price: 4,499 INR; Available At: http://www.hm.com/in
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Cord Sweat Shirt; Price: 3,590 INR; Available At: http://shop.mango.com/IN
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Maxi Buckled Dress; Price: 6,590 INR; Available At: http://shop.mango.com/IN
Mutton chops, bishop sleeves, getting asymmetry in one or both the sleeves of your outfit all make for this trend this summer.
11) Thigh – High Slits
Slits soaring up to thighs looked hot as models whizzed down the spring 2017 runway wearing floor length gowns and high waisted pants.
Balmain Spring Summer 2017; Price: On Request
Slit either on the single side or both the sides made those bodycon outfits look even more sensual.
Elie Saab Spring Summer 2017; Price: On Request
While Elie Saab got these in the floor length gowns, Balmain went for single as well as double side slits in high waisted pants, skirts and dresses.
12) Semi – Sheer Dresses Layered Over Boy Shorts
Girls! Keep your boyshorts handy as fashion houses this season have put them to use to give you that chic look.
Dior Spring Summer 2017; Chatty T-Shirt Paired With Long Skirt Layered Over Boy Shorts; Price: On Request; Available At: Nearest Dior Stores
Coach 1941 Spring Summer 2017; One Piece Layered Over Boy – Shirts; Price: On Request; Available At: Nearest Coach 1941 Stores.
Designers layered floor length sheer skirts or decent transparency dresses over the matching colored boyshorts.
A sneak peek at the boyshorts that these sheer dresses offer is one of a kind experience.
Designers who rolled out these outfits include names such as Dolce And Gabbana, Christian Dior and Coach.
13) Outfits That Celebrate The Americana
Uncertainty loomed over the citizens of America with its political scene going awry.
Tommy Hilfiger Pure Silk Printed Maxi Dress: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
That’s what motivated some of the fashion houses to bring in its cultural side to its spring summer collection, and keep the mood upbeat.
Tommy Hilfiger Viscose Patchwork Top and Skirt: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
Tommy x Gigi colab rolled out a collection inspired by the pop culture and the west coast style of California.
Tommy Hilfiger Striped and Stars Top with Striped Trousers: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
Tommy Hilfiger Cropped Bomber With Patchwork Jeans: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
Coach showed its obsession for classic Americana by getting the rock and roll king Elvis Presley onto its handbags, chunky boots and moccasins.
14) Chic Shirtdresses
Cotton shirt – dresses with elevated detailing made for a classy look on the spring summer 2017 runway.
Tommy Hilfiger Punto Di Roma Dress: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
While pintuck pleats and scalloped lace detailing was seen lending textural interest to some pieces, silk carrying the statement stripes was seen lending that lustre to others.
Forever New Bailey Shirt Dress: 3,800 INR; Shop at www.forevernew.co.in
Mango Cotton Long Shirt Dress: 6,590 INR; Shop at shop.mango.com
The sculpted heels, boots, trending shades and handbags accentuated the whole look.
15) T – Shirts With Catch Phrases
Out of the many things fashion that were rolled out to entice the next generation shoppers, chatty tees was one such offering that came out in a big way.
Tommy Hilfiger Chatty Tee: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
Mango Ruffled Message T-Shirt: 1,790 INR; Shop at shop.mango.com
Mango Message T-Shirt: 1,790 INR; Shop at shop.mango.com
Fashion designers teamed these casual pieces carrying flashy slogans with sheer floor length skirts, distressed jeans, bikers and silk pajama suits.
16) A Whole Lot Of Prints – Floral And Others
Designers had some fascination for flowers this season. They took every possible form and every possible offering.
Mango Floral Halter Jumpsuit: 5,590 INR; Shop at shop.mango.com
Sheer silk moody floral dresses, leather flower embroidery on khakhi jackets, sheer floral print dresses and tea roses on handbags – we just can’t get over with Coach 1941’s dinky bags- almost everything carried a floral detailing.
Tommy Hilfiger Printed Maxi Skirt With Baggy Top: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
H&M Patterned Dress: 2,699 INR; Shop at www.hm.com
Only Printed Playsuit: 1,347 INR; Shop at only.in
Apart from the floral prints, spring summer 2017 runway got us some exciting prints – paisley, stars all over, geode on silk dresses and many others.
17) Plunging Necklines
These made way until the midriff.
Zara Spring Summer 2017; Long Floral Print Kimono; Price: Rs. 6,990, Available At: zara.com/in
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Bow Cut – Out Detail Dress; Price: Rs. 2,590; Available At: shop.mango.com/IN
Elie Saab Spring Summer 2017; Price: On Request
Gowns, short and ankle length dresses all kind of outfits flaunted the plunging necklines.
18) Silk Dresses
2017 Spring runway got us a whole lot of silk dresses – from slip dresses featuring varied prints such as geode, all things Italian, paisley, stars and stripes.
Tommy Hilfiger Silk Maxi Dress: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
Mango Silk Dress: 16,990 INR; Shop at shop.mango.com
Tommy Hilfiger Silk Chiffon Dress: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
These took the form of slip dresses, maxis, ankle and floor length dresses with slip dresses layered over tanks and maxis paired with jackets.
19) Color Blocked Outfits
Almost every trend that emerged out of the spring summer 2017 runway shows got along the color blocking technique.
Vero Moda Oversized Dress: 1,599 INR; Shop at veromoda.in
Tommy Hilfiger Oversized Patchwork Shirt With Leather Skirt: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
Fashion designers were seen putting to use color blocking in all its variants – from monochromatic looks such as single colored outfits, separates such as white and black to putting together contrasting shades such as red, blue white and the like.
20) The Monochromatic Looks
Designers played with textures and added surface interest to make their monochromatic outfits look classier.
Mango Monochromatic Bow Cut-Out Detail Dress: 3,590 INR; Shop at shop.mango.com
Tommy Hilfiger Viscose Maxi Dress: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
We saw Dior layering jackets over shirt dresses, all in white and Tom Ford accentuating the monochromatic outfits with buckled belts, jewelry detailing and gold accessories.
21) Snug Bodices On Top Over Some Volume
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Belt Line Trousers; Price: Rs. 9,990, Available At: shop.mango.com/IN
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Flowy Palazzo Trousers; Price: Rs. 2,990; Available At: shop.mango.com/IN
This is one of the silhouettes that came out in a big way on the 2017 spring summer runway.
22) Contrasting Fabrics All At Once
Chanel Spring Summer 2017; Price: On Request
Chanel Spring Summer 2017; Price: On Request
Chanel did it the best way.
Cyber tweeds were layered over lingerie pieces such as camis, one – pieces, bralettes and the like.
23) Super Bright Colors
This summer is shouting out loud – bolder the better.
Zara Spring Summer 2017; Jacket With Sleeve Detail; Price: Rs. 5,990; Available At: zara.com/in
Mango Spring Summer 2017; Ruffle Sleeved Dress; Price: Rs. 1,790; Available At: shop.mango.com/IN
Be the bolder pout that makes for the buzzing makeup trend this season or the color trends for spring summer 2017 – green, yellow, red based orange, kale, blue and the like.
24) Statement Stripes
Stripes are everywhere. Separates and contrasting colors were put together to come out with some interesting stripes this season.
Tommy Hilfiger Striped Silk Dress: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
Tommy Hilfiger Striped Wide Leg Trousers With Off shoulder Ruffled Top: Price At Request; Shop at Nearest Retail Outlet
H&M Off The Shoulder Jump Suit: 2,999 INR; Shop at www.hm.com
Gowns, crop tops, pants and skirts almost everything is going to be done in stripes this summer.