Spring Summer 16 has brought with it a wave of glitz, blitz, frills and sheer sensuality. This year, the Ready-To-Wear Collections seem to be paying homage to the versatile woman and her moods. Be it something as feminine as lace or just experimenting with silhouettes, the intent is to experiment with elements and make a bold impression. Here are the SS 16 fashion trends you need to know about.
Bishop sleeves tend to impart some volume around your wrist, and this season around you have plenty to be playing around with. Designers Erdem, Milly and Hellessy are recreating the magic of bishop sleeves by adding an element of intrigue to their summer silhouettes. The revived bishop sleeve allows a bit of peek-a-boo on your shoulders and decolletage.
Flared trousers have received quite a bit of attention this season. Only these flippant flares don’t assume a bell-shaped silhouette. On the contrary, these trousers have been designed to take on a rounded shape to flatter the figure. Lemaire, The Row and Milly have astutely given us an insight into teaming these high-waist trousers with silky shirts and cropped tops.
Who would’ve thought that the plain white shirt could create so much drama this summer? The simple crew-neck t-shirt can now look undeniably sassy when paired with the slit skirt that has come through as an indomitable fashion separate. Show off some thigh with the skirts designed by DKNY, Joseph, 1205, and feel summer the summer sun playing on your skin.
Gucci, Chanel and Zimmermann have formed an enduring alliance with floral net fabrics. Blazers, dresses and what have you, seem to celebrate this trend with much gusto. This sensual fabric plays hide-and-seek with the summer collections, and we see a healthy smattering of floral net this season.
The little mermaid makes an appearance on the runway in shimmering tones of sea-blue and pearly pinks. Lose yourself in this dreamy eclectic colour combination; Gucci and Chloe have showcased the feminine features of flounce and frill with their ethereal summer dresses.
About the Author: Mallika Chakrawarti is a designer, writer, and travel enthusiast. She is currently working with Jabong as a writer and is passionately involved in curating and forecasting fashion trends.