Thursday, February 18, 2016

Game Changing Runway Trends

Angela Day 100910095 Fashion Journalism COMM 2015 CRN: 50657 2016-02-18 Professor: Sarah Hood

Game-Changing Runway Trends

The latest runway trends are hot off the presses! If you want to stand out, here’s the must have trends you need to change the game, and turn heads this season.

Captivating and Carefree Colours
Colour is the easiest way to incorporate trends into your wardrobe. Capture attention this season with the brightest and boldest of the pantone colours: Peach Echo, Snorkel Blue, Buttercup, Fiesta, and Green Flash. Lay back with muted tones such as: Rose Quartz, Serenity, Limpet Shell, Lilac Gray, and Iced Coffee. Colours that pair well are rose quartz, peach echo, serenity, and lilac gray. Serenity satisfies with buttercup, snorkel blue, and peach echo. Snorkel blue splashes with buttercup, iced coffee, and peach echo. Buttercup blooms with snorkel blue, serenity, and lilac gray. Limpet shell adheres with iced coffee, peach echo, and rose quartz. Lilac gray clusters with fiesta, green flash, and iced coffee. Fiesta flares with snorkel blue, green flash, and limpet shell. Iced coffee chills with rose quartz, serenity, and lilac gray. Green flash fuses with snorkel blue, serenity, and limpet shell. Colour your world at, Hudson’s Bay, Joe Fresh, Aritzia, Simons, Aldo, Nike, Old Navy, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, and American Eagle.

Fab Fabric Revolution

Shiny fabrics shimmered on the runway, think silks, satin, sateen, taffeta, organza, and charmeuse. Designers are using sequined fabric, or adding adornments of bling, glitter, and sparkles to their creations. Another new trend this season is knits for spring! Marled/multicolored knits are a hit on the runway and are a must have for consumers, think heather fabric and chunky multicolored knits. Knits are comfortable for everyday and can be dressed up or down. Ladylike lace and naughty net fabrics are making a huge appearance on the runway. Designers aren’t just using these fabrics to add subtle touches but to create entire garments. Find fab fabrics at H&M, Forever 21, Express, Nordstrom, Le Chateau, Hudson’s Bay, Guess, Laura, Urban Planet, Gap, Old Navy, Zara, BCBG Max Azria, Free People, Anthropologie, Simons, David’s Bridal, Saks Fifth Avenue, CHAMPS Sports, Hot Topic, bebe, and Adidas.

Pinpoint on Pattern

Popular patterns this season are stripes, plaid, and florals. Striking stripes spanned the runway and you can rock them vertical or horizontal. Prodigious plaids are still in. Fanciful florals flourished the runway in many colors and sizes, think poppies, roses, and daisy’s. Traditional English garden patterns with ladylike, roses, lilacs, and wildflowers are making a huge comeback. Pinpoint your pattern at H&M, Forever 21, Brandy Melville, American Apparel, Tommy Hilfiger, Garage, Aritzia, GAP, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy, Topshop, Topman, Zara, and Hudson’s Bay.

Reinvented Classics

That 70’s look is still in with the fringe, suede, and lightweight denim. Bomber jackets have been given a modern look or oversized for comfort. Classic white shirts are completely redesigned with cut outs, puffy sleeves, ties in the front, oversized ruffles, and prodigious pockets. Designer’s looked to the past to give us Victorian and Spanish inspired garments, with puffy sleeves, high collars, bright reds, wraps, and vintage feels.  Reinvent your classics at Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, Free People, Forever 21, H&M, Anthropologie, Club Monaco, and Saks Fifth Avenue.


Today style is all about shape, structure, and movement. The laid-back, comfortable, oversized, gender neutral look is in and here to stay. Trendy cut out shoulders, flowy dresses and skirts give us a sexy sultry look. Oversized ruffles and petite pleats command attention. Perhaps the most comfortable trend yet, lingerie, slip dresses, and daywear pyjama sets are totally in.  Stylize yourself at Yorkdale Mall, Toronto Eaton Center, Bloor-Yorkville, Queen St., or Yonge and Eglington.




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