The Top SS16 Fashion Trends

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We can't wait for the weather to warm up and to see these SS16 fashion trends in our studio. Here's the fashion forecast for the coming season.

The Top SS16 Fashion Trends

The established fashion seasons are going out of vogue in the face of a burgeoning global market. This has created exciting changes in the fashion industry.

Fashion houses are offering versatile new collections with layering, lower hemlines and transitional items coming to the fore. Experimentation and mischief abound the latest ranges. See the top SS16 fashion trends to welcome in the new normal.

See how these were translated for Haute Couture Fashion Week.

Flamenco Flavour

(Images: Oscar de la Renta from Lujon Magazine, Roland Mouret from Vogue and Balmain from Marie Claire)

The weather may not be warm yet but fashion designers are bringing the heat with Hispanic influences for spring 2016. There's ample go-to femininity in each ruffle and layer of lace.

Oscar de la Renta SS16 made an impact with beautifully embroidered rich red satin skirts and a matching askew cape. Whilst, Roland Mouret worked the tiered trend in their Flamenco-style skirts.

Balmain, on the other hand, used light frills in their trousers to float down the runway. Paired with mesh and tailoring it's an entirely modern look.

Whether it's in prints or peplums this SS16 fashion trend is destined to spice up wardrobes when the warmer months finally arrive.

A Slip of a Thing

(Images: Burberry from Who What Wear, Saint Laurent from Telegraph, Céline from Telegraph)

The fashion seasons may be slowly transforming but in its nature fashion is still delightfully cyclical. This year sees the nineties return to form with the slip dress.

Rather than underwear as outerwear, Burberry went for street style and full-length nightwear. Whereas, Saint Laurent opted for a festival princess sparkly mini.

Céline, however, mixed textures and fabrics by combining lace, velvet and pleating for a risqué negligee. This look is not for the feint of heart.

Sheer Romance

(Images: Miu Miu from Harper's Bazaar, Erdem from Telegraph, and Gucci from Harper's Bazaar)

Another nineties trend making a comeback is nearly nude dresses with whispers of fabric. No wonder styling is championing layers layers layers.

No one espoused this combo as much as Miu Miu with their sheer babydoll dresses and tulle ballerina skirts. The more is more dress-up look was imbued with youthful nostalgia. It paired delicate material with heavy fur, oversized coats and shin-skimming hemlines.

Alike, Gucci complimented their bold retro line with revealing green lace. Whilst, Erdem showed more traditionally romantic flowing floral gowns.

Opaque fabrics are a daring take on formalwear SS16 and a playful element in ensembles with a rebellious vintage twist.

All That Sparkles

(Images: Lanvin from Vogue and Dsquared2 from Graveravens)

Lanvin SS16 has a purposefully unfinished quality with an abundance of languid lines and frayed hems. This was then contrasted in fully-sequinned outfits that towed the ready-to-wear line.

Dsquared2 went for beach raving bliss by mixing neons and bedazzling dresses. Tom Ford took this back to a Studio 54 vibe that twinkled and shimmied the night away.

These eye catching ensembles are meant to be seen even by the din of a street lamp, in the glimmer of a glowstick or the reflection of a discoball.

The Cold Shoulder

(Images: Proenza Schouler from Man Repeller, Prabal Gurung from Buro 24/7 and Roland Mouret from Vogue)

The midriff exposing crop top and thigh flaunting mini-dress have had their day in the sun. This SS16 fashion trend is about the understated shoulder.

Proenza Schouler used a hint of Latin influence in their off-the-shoulder neckline. In the same tone, Roland Mouret updated the theme with a graphic, asymmetrical one shoulder crop.

Prabal Gurung instead chose to forego straps altogether. These new lines are being drawn at the décolletage and providing new ways to accentuate shapes for next season.

Denim delights

(Images: Alexander McQueen from Fashion Mag, Fendi from Telegraph and Chloé from Complete Fashion)

Denim is a staple of every wardrobe and this casual fabric is out in force for SS16. Alexander McQueen used embroidery on their jacket and fraying on their turn-ups.

Fendi matched like with like for their loose foray into the denim duo. Chloé raised the seventies bar with wide-legged indigo overalls.

The last remnants of that decade are petering through but it's in the fashion statements and intentional stylish faux pas.

Space-age Silver

(Images: Isabel Marant from Hazine, Philipp Plein from Buro 24/7 and Louis Vuitton from Vogue)

Silver is linked with a nostalgic vision of the future filled with gadgetry and exploration. Isabel Marant beautifully adapted the space-age from tacky to tracky with their silver shining sportswear.

Philipp Plein moulded the archaic with the astro in a Grecian wonder of knife-pleated lamé. Then Louis Vuitton showcased a truly innovative take on the tulip dress.

Space is sensational and a simple change in colour and texture clearly updates any garment.

Tricks Up Their Sleeves

(Images: J. W. Anderson from Design and Culture by Ed, Céline from Jolie Gazette and Dior from L'Armoire de Lana)

The move towards all-weather collections means that covering up is still a seasonal novelty. Bulbous, blooming, buoyant sleeves celebrate this development.

J. W. Anderson offer them in wild large prints, Céline keep it simple and cinched in at the waist and Dior make it transitional with a knit crop.

This SS16 fashion trend makes a statement by bringing looks up to date in gravity defying ways.

Stellar Stripes

(Images: Prada from Vogue, Stella McCartney from Vogue and Dolce and Gabbana from Go Fug Yourself)

Striped clothing is nothing new but fashion designers have been giving this classic a twist for SS16. Prada made gaudy seventies stripes palatable and avant garde.

Stella McCartney broke from the pack with sportswear inspired stripes in all directions. Meanwhile, Dolce and Gabbana opted for a chic forty winks in their full-length shirt-dress.

They're big, they're bold and the colour pallets can be experimental. Stripes are a hard sell but these brands did it their way.

The Primaries

(Images: Kenzo from Mane Addicts, Chanel from Chaos Mag and Marc Jacobs from Vogue)

The stripes fashion trend took a somewhat patriotic turn on the runways of Kenzo and Marc Jacobs. The first highlighted modern summer mini-dresses in primary colours.

The second harked back to the days of Hollywood down to the red carpet for their fashion show. The dresses were seen in shining hues like flag adorned foil with a prize inside.

Then Chanel used green accents to temper the clashing of primary colours in another re-make of their iconic suits. This is one more SS16 fashion trend that delicately teeters on the edge of bad taste but reels it into something splendid.

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