Key Trends From Fashion Week SS18


Key Trends From Fashion Week

Your Ultimate SS18 Guide To Informing Your Future Wardrobe

Here you can find the best of Fashion Week and the key trends to look out for. I unforteunyl was unable to make any of my usual shows and supply backstage coverage this season due to my schedule being off the charts, but from spending hours online watching every show live until I fall asleep at my desk. I've compiled the best of the best, highlighting the go-to designers for the flamboyant superior leaders dominating the trends around the globe in the hunt for the ultimate SS18 guide to informing your wardrobe. So start planning early and spicing up your wardrobe with sunshine yellows, ruffle sleeves and a flashdance one shoulder in preparation for next year - yes I'm already thinking about what summer dresses I need in my life already. 

Key Trends From Fashion Week SS18





The 90's

The sunglasses have got small, tinted and colourful as this seasons catwalk saw the classic rectangle frame on every nose. From friendship bracelets to flatforms, spring and summer will be jam packed with all the nostalgic trimmings. 

Platform sandals

Flatforms were absolutely huge both over on the runways as well as the trickling high street trends, with a compilation of mostly 70s and 90s throwbacks we're seeing the statement sandal take to the catwalks with ornate detailing, so let's cast our minds to the platforms of the Spice Girls and the overwhelming girl power that hit the nation where every girl ran to the shops to purchase a replica. 

Braided Dresses

Another major trend that has seen the spotlight is aztec patterns and organic fabrics used in evening attire. It's a nod to the flapper dress with a modern twists that was taken from 90's 


“I was looking at a friendship bracelet you had as a kid – but used the idea to hand-braid a triptych of dresses like these that are all knotted by hand,”

Key Trends From Fashion Week SS18

Dancing Onto The Runway

Statement sleeves have been huge over the past 12 months, with the continued use of the classic ruffle sleeve, seen on the designs of Simone Rocha and Ryan Lo. It's ruffles galore in the ultimate summer daydream with looks from collections by Oscar de la Renta and Jeremy Scott.

50 Shades Of Sunshine 

This year has seen bold block colouring with a palette of yellow hues including fifties lemon, mustard and sherbet. Seen on rain macs, tailored suit jackets by Molly Goddard and wacky polka dot designs of Mary Katratzou. Other major colours of the season include bubblegum pink, Starburst orange and cherry red. Rainbow is here to stay. The show stopping number that hit the catwalk was a butter yellow full length dress with a fabric flower pinned to the shoulder from Marc Jacobs inspired-by-somewhere-else collection for eccentric travellers. 

Size Diversification

Finally a spectrum and true representation of women has seen on the most prestigious catwalks of the world, with size of any proportion being no issue. Now is the time more than ever to celebrate all sizes in their beautiful form, with more highlight on petite and plus size ready to wear collections and more diversify across the catwalks. Whatever your size, forget it as the beauty of you is being celebrated with more designers branching out to fit every kind of mould of a woman. Woohoo!

Seaside Stripes

Candy colours and vintage stripes, blurring us back to a time of striped beach huts and cherry red deck chairs by the seaside, seen on two piece suits and palazzo trousers. 

Check List 

Check mate - the check trend is back for another season and truly seeing it's moment in the limelight. Graph paper and super fine check patterns have been unleashed with designs from Rosie Assoulin, Public School, Christian Siriano, Monse, Calvin Klein and rag & bone among many others.


Key Trends From Fashion Week SS18
Key Trends From Fashion Week SS18
Key Trends From Fashion Week SS18

Waist Cinching 

Corsets have made a momentary appearance seen over dresses and poofed out asymmetric tops, but now they're being worn over white shirt dresses by Misbhv, Tibi and Sally LaPointe

The IT Trench Coat

Meh to Major Trench Coats were seen all over the runways in New York with an upscaled trench seen by Dion Lee and Creatures Of The Wind. 

Key Trends From Fashion Week SS18