Trends

Womenswear FW 17/18 Key Commercial Concepts

Courtesy of Trendstop

This week Trendstop reveals key commercial themes to WeConnectFashion readers. Focusing on three essential stories from our Fall/Winter 2017-18 forecast Utility Chic brings a new clean lined femininity to hardwearing cargo looks, Winter Lotus Blossom offers a blend of eastern and western cultures that reenergises heritage trends while Sublime Settler takes to the prairies, offering a lady-like alternative to the traditional rugged rancher aesthetic. Take note!

Utility Chic

Trendstop FW 17-18 trends on #WeConnectFashion: Women's theme: Utility Chic

Utilitywear is elevated for Fall 2017-18 with a new fashion-conscious sensibility. Uniform dressing is infused with a lady-like aesthetic as streamlined silhouettes and pared back detailing lends a clean-cut appeal to cargo style.

  • Utility themes express amore feminine influence
  • Clean lines are enhanced with subtle detailing and neutral color-ways
  • Technical elements combine practicality with a directional feel
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Winter Lotus Blossom

Trendstop FW 17-18 trends on #WeConnectFashion: Women's theme: Winter Lotus Blossom

Eastern inspired prints and patterns are infused with a cross-cultural appeal when combined with heirloom upholstery textures. Rich fabrications and luxurious surfaces are adorned with ornate Japanese themed embroideries while silhouettes reference traditional Asian dress.

  • An east meets west fusion of Japanese and English heritage
  • Fabrications focus on textural richness and ornate embellishment
  • Eastern dress inspires silhouette and construction
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Sublime Settler

Trendstop FW 17-18 trends on #WeConnectFashion: Women's theme: Sublime Settler

Warm neutrals and rustic textures are inspired by the winter prairie and a Western pioneering spirit. Demure silhouettes express an elegantly feminine feel with raw leathers and homespun yarns offering a refined take on rancher style.

  • Western infused themes have a more refined feel for Fall
  • Neutral tones and subtly rustic textures offer a new sophistication
  • Caped silhouettes and a modest aesthetic express a demure femininity
All images courtesy of Trendstop.
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