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TRENDS: WATERCOLOUR WONDERLAND
 

Prints are down-right tough, stick to a stripe or spot and it’s smooth sailing, choose a floral that’s not quite on-point and it could well sit on the rack all season long, only to find it’s true mate at the bottom of a bargain bin at a warehouse sale. This would explain why many designers approach prints with an air of hesitation and who can blame them really they’re risky!

One French design house that got the print memo really right for Spring Summer 2018 is Lemaire. Designers Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran presented an incredible painterly watercolour print, in two highly commercial colour ways, that would feel right at home in any wardrobe.

 
From Gucci to Molly Goddard, How Craftsmanship Was The Biggest Trend Of SS18
 

Are luxury brands leading the cause to put a stop to fast fashion brands once and for all? The team at Well Made Clothes recently penned this interesting article highlighting the renewed appreciation for the importance of craftsmanship with those at the very top of the fashion game. If they're setting the standard and with like any trend in fashion it's sure to trickle down to the masses.

Original article published by Rosie Dalton, Well Made clothes 6th November, 2017

"It has been a bit of a topsy-turvy year for fashion. A number of luxury brands like Rodarte announced a shift in their fashion week calendar, abandoning US shores in favour of the Paris couture schedule. Meanwhile there have been a lot of major store closures and flat lining sales reports across the board. As we learn more and more about the dangers fast fashion poses to people and the planet, though, most of these retailers are still turning major profits. Yes, Topshop may have gone into voluntary administration in both Australia and New Zealand this year, but other competitors like H&M and Zara continue to turn double down on so-called sustainability measures. And, as a result, cheap fashion unfortunately still reigns supreme. But all of that could now finally be about to change, because if the international fashion weeks are anything to go by, then it looks like craftsmanship is going to be the biggest trend of spring-summer 2018.

Looking to labels like Gucci, it’s evident that a focus on beautiful tailoring and impeccable artisanship has now become paramount. In a fast fashion world, it seems that this may be the only way to push back against the status quo. And that’s precisely what Alessandro Michele did for the Italian fashion brand’s most recent collection. According to the designer himself, this season was about “more than beauty. It’s a state of mind. It’s an idea of community and a really deep expression.” In his post-collection press release, for instance, Michele went on to explain that quality and integrity are now more important than ever. “Resist the mantra of speed that violently leads to loosing [sic] oneself,” he urged customers. “Resist the illusion of something new at any cost.” On the runway for Gucci, this meant creative layering was seen in both the clothing and accessories departments – resulting in a sort of explosion of elements, but one that displayed the rigorous thoughtfulness behind each and every garment".

 
WHAT THE COOL PARISIANS HAD TO SAY, PARIS SPRING 2018 TRENDS - PART TWO
 
  Maison Margiela Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

Maison Margiela Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

THE TRENDS THE COOL PARISIAN'S DO BEST, PART TWO

At Maison Margiela it was deconstruction in it's truest form, putting the pieces back together again, in an endless array of a Galliano trench coats.

It was clearly a come back for the short at Saint Laurent. Never before have I felt an whelming desire to own a pair of leather shorts, thanks Saint Laurent! But let's not forget the 80’s prom puffs in taffeta paired back with velvet, leather and sequins. Call me crazy but I kinda like the 80’s revival. 

This seasons Chloé “it” girl most definitely lives a "gypsette" inspired life and she may even travel “with the band”. It wouldn’t have been surprised to see Kate Hudson’s character from Almost Famous gracing the Chloé runway this season. Penny Lane most certainly would have had a wardrobe full of Chloé Spring 2018. Folky embellishment, delicate floaty florals, back with a touch of suede and velvet.

At Isbabel Marant the 80’s flashback lived on with a spattering of tracksuit pants and metallic taffeta high-waisted pants . Marant did deliver what I believe to be the best jumpsuit on the runway this season. 

All images via The Business Of Fashion 

  Maison Margiela Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

Maison Margiela Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

  Maison Margiela Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

Maison Margiela Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

  Maison Margiela Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

Maison Margiela Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

  Saint Laurent, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Saint Laurent, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

  Saint Laurent, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Saint Laurent, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

  Saint Laurent, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Saint Laurent, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

  Saint Laurent, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Saint Laurent, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

  Chloé, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Chloé, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

  Chloé, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Chloé, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

  Chloé, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Chloé, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

  Chloé, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Chloé, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

  Isabel Marant, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Isabel Marant, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

  Isabel Marant, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Isabel Marant, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

  Isabel Marant, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Isabel Marant, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

  Isabel Marant, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018

Isabel Marant, Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018