1970s revival: Retro tones - warm oranges, reds, yellows and greens.
From flared trousers, crochet dresses and beaded detailing, to clashing florals, sheer kaftans, paisley, ethereal, and Balinese flower-inspired print blouses - seventies fashion throwbacks truly dominated the SS15 catwalk. Leading the seventies playback, Tommy Hilfiger bought a nostalgia of Woodstock and Coachella as models walked the runway to The Rolling Stones' “Sympathy for the Devil” and Jimi Hendrix's "All Along The Watchtower” down a path lined with psychedelic flowers. Prada brought back the platform clog, whilst Henry Holland paid tribute to the groupie girl with bold contrasting prints and metallics.
Also See: Emilio Pucci Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Wide-leg Pants.
“Florals? For Spring? Ground-breaking.” A predictable trend for spring but back for SS15 with 3D floral embellishments leading the way. The catwalk saw an explosion of exaggerated funkadelic florals from vivid cartoonish to retro styles, with ultra-bright floral bouquet prints sported by Chanel, Marni and Michael Kors paid as a homage to summer. Abstract graphic flower print bags are noted as the key trend piece of the season, as seen at the Valentino, Fendi, and Topshop Unique shows.
Victorian Whites: Nudes and neutrals
White is the colour of SS15. Fine white embroidered lace designs rich with artisan workmanship from Erderm, Valentino, Robert Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Moncler Gamme Rouge and Joseph, boast the most delicate cutwork designs and bring us back to the style of Victoriana dressing.
Cleansing creams and white fuss free silhouettes were also showcased at Victoria Beckham, Jill Stuart, Ralph Lauren, Chloe, Alexander Wang and Chanel. Expect to see head-to-toe white outfits this spring.
Rich Blue Denims
As fashion editor of Vogue Francesca Burns notes: “more is more when it comes to spring/summer denim. Don’t be afraid of layering!” We see tailoring, military jackets, decorative detail and patchwork denim trending from all the fashion power houses, including Burberry, Gucci, Etro, Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Sonia Rykiel, Roberto Cavalli, and Chloe. It’s all about double, or even triple denim layering this spring.
An essence of elegance and femininity is brought to SS15 through the pastel summer hues of lilacs and lavender as showcased by Balenciaga, Missoni, Burberry, D Squared, Cavalli and Alberta Ferretti, which fully embody classic spring tones.
Green & Blue - Menswear
From aqua, vintage greens, and storm blues - the British pastoral and coastal shades of blue and green are the hues of menswear SS15. Combined in various collections including Krisvanassche, Y-3, Michael Kors, Baartmans & Siegel, Pringle of Scotland, Gieves & Hawkes and Hackett, the colours are the most prevalent of the season.