Just before the Fall/Winter 2016-17 womenswear shows kick off next week, the trend experts at Trendstop.com have compiled a first-look trend report on some of the key styles forecast to emerge in the transitional period before FW16-17; Pre-Fall 2016. Similar to Resort, Pre-Fall is an inter-season line of ready-to-wear fashion that is presented by brands shortly before the main Fall/Winter shows in February, with the aim to drop collections in stores during the summer. Leading international designers maximize their profits with these smaller, more commercially-led ranges, including Alexander Wang, Versace and Celine. Sourced from our inspirational Editor’s Picks catwalk coverage, Trendstop brings our readers a trio of directional womenswear trends for Pre-Fall 2016, covering new developments across theme, colour and shape.
Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Belstaff, Diesel Black Gold, Alexander Wang, all Pre-Fall 2016.
Utilitarian aesthetics evolve to meet the modern-day city, combining fashion with function to create practical styles with a forward appeal. Outerwear is designed to take on the elements with durable shapes like military overcoats and longline bombers, paired with jumpsuits and polished boots. Style with handbags and heels for a more feminine approach.
Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Opening Ceremony, Versace, Prabal Gurung, all Pre-Fall 2016.
One of Pre-Fall’s key color stories, this pretty lilac shade has been washed out to produce a softened pastel with a fresh, cool aspect. The tone adds a feel of lightness and femininity to pieces like frilly dresses, luxe sportswear and simple shifts. Additional fashion twists take the form of delicate embellishment or silky finishes.
Images courtesy of Trendstop.com: Celine, J.W. Anderson, Jonathan Simkhai, all Pre-Fall 2016.
This season, designers explore a play on shape and structure, creating a softer, subtler approach to architectural silhouettes. Apparel styles are updated with curved and rounded shapes, voluminous proportions and layering, each inspiring elegant sculpted looks for Pre-Fall.
Spring/Summer 2016 Top Collections by City
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Trendstop’s catwalk experts compile in-depth trend reports every season, bringing you the most directional trends to kick-start your collections. This season we offer you a complimentary copy of our Spring/Summer 2016 Top Collections by City catwalk report.
Hot off the runways, these inspirational report covers the commercially most relevant collections from Paris, Milan, London and New York.
As we focus on the newest catwalk developments in our reports this free overview is packed with the exciting trends to look forward to in your Spring/Summer sourcing and planning as well as give you a preview of our in-depth catwalk analysis & content.
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