The Top SS15 Fashion Trends

It’s time to start thinking about those SS15 fashion trends to prepare for the coming months. Not that we need an excuse to make clothing alterations.

The Top SS15 Fashion Trends

The SS15 fashion trends show how the fashion industry excels at looking back whilst creating something entirely modern. Here’s the top ten styles to look out for in the coming months.

Seventies Style

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It may be hard to believe but 70s fashion is back. Again. ‘The Decade Style Forgot’ is a surprisingly popular frame of reference for fashion designers this season.

Expect A-line miniskirts galore as seen from Saint Laurent (above). Alternatively, there’s fabulous flares from Tom Ford. In fact, the 70s theme spill into almost every SS15 fashion trend.

Polish off your platforms and hide from the sun in a floppy hat because this decade is here to stay.

All-weather Leather

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Leather is usually reserved for the colder months but SS15 sees it brought back in bold hues. Miu Miu (above) did not skimp on this trend for their runway show.

Whereas, all-weather leather and the 70s fashion trend were brought together in style for Louis Vuitton.

Denim Daydreams

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Denim is a versatile style staple for every wardrobe. Now it seems the former fashion faux pas of double denim is also back again.

Both Stella McCartney (above) and Gucci went all-out with their denim delights for SS15. Whilst, high-waisted, dark denim flares are oh-so 2015.

Svelte Suede

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Yes, another 70s throwback is making a comeback and this time in the form of suede. There’s fringing footwear and even whole outfits to strut your stuff in style.

It’s a case of great minds thinking alike as both Chanel SS15 (above) and Chloé went for an all-pink suede look. The pastel shades are feminine and ready for summer sun.

Elongated Silhouettes

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In our roundup of AW14 fashion trends we saw the revival of grunge elongated knits. This season, however, sees entire silhouettes lengthened.

Alongside flares there’s the voluminous shapes of Kenzo (above). Likewise, DKNY have lowered their hemlines. 

Then even the previously avoided culottes found a new home. These looser fabrics and shapes promise comfort for the coming months.

Japanese Aesthetic

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Japanese influences were widely felt during the SS15 fashion weeks. Alexander McQueen (above) went fierce with ancient warriors.

Ashley Williams, on the other hand, went playfully modern with kimonos, cuts and vivid colours. At the same time, Céline went minimal with silk suits.

The varied takes were both feminine, powerful and unique to each brand so there’s certainly something for every taste.

Fantastic Folklore

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The previous season saw designers delve into fantasy lands, fables and fairytales. The warmer months continue these fashion trends but with a lighter, brighter vision.

Chloé SS15 (above) sees folklore entwined with hazy Woodstock days. Brand Creative Director, Waight Keller told Style, “The starting point was fabrics that tell stories, particularly 'folkloric' textiles like the encrusted birds in cheesecloth, but I wanted honest, direct shapes.”

Whereas, Rodarte and Valentino created nautical wonderlands. Rather than looking to the skies or storybooks they went to the depths with flowing mermaids. This offshoot inspiration is one to watch out for in future fashion shows.

White on White

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This season embraces the brave all-white look seen from both Prabal Gurung (above) and Alexander Wang. The sporty chic outfits were constructed of technical fabrics and inspired by tennis and cricket. Practical flared dresses and easy movement were a must.

The snowy white fashion trend was also seen in lace for the pre-spring/summer and resort collections. Vogue has the best of the past few months.

Fetching Florals

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As Meryl Streep notoriously said in The Devil Wears Prada, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Yet, this season it was fashion houses’ use of this essential that got people’s attention.

Carolina Herrera (above) used graphic prints to create almost futuristic imagery. A striking gesture against feminine silhouettes.

On the other hand, the likes of Diane von Furstenberg and Erdem stuck to foliage. The luscious botanical prints running wild.

Tactile Texture

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Bigger, bolder textures have taken to the runways in a range of 3D offerings. Rodarte (above) introduced exotic, oceanic blooming flowers.

Meanwhile, the knitwear work of Alexander Wang resembles sportswear lattice work. Unlike, Oscar de la Renta who used both floral appliques and unusual lace.

This season sees no one trend stand alone as decade references entwine with fabrics, cuts and colours. Likewise, florals are given a new lease of life and folklore takes a new direction.

Fashion houses have reinvented recognisable conventions to offer truly inspiring and thrilling takes on season musts. We can’t wait to work on these garments and more.

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