*spring + summer 018*
written MICHELLE HEATH
Each year catwalks all over Europe are flooded with models as people from all over the globe watch attentively taking in the upcoming season’s trends.
Fashion experts including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar have listed trends for spring and summer 2018 to include sheer, pastel colours, plastic and fringe. But as Harper’s Bazaar points out, the over-riding trend amongst designer heavyweights is to stick to what you know, further exemplified by the return of Burberry’s iconic plaid in this year’s runway shows.
This dedication to the tried and true does not imply a sense of playing it safe or dullness but a means of providing timelessness to design. With the impact of Fashion Revolution Week consumers are demanding better quality for their money and one aspect of that is timeless designs that won’t go out of style.
While catwalks and wardrobes will continue to be an array of exploration into the world of colour, form and texture designers will continue to design work that encompasses and expresses their philosophies. Each new piece being above all, a true representation of each designer’s fashion identity.
Drawing GARY CHEW