Trends

Womenswear Key Seasonal Themes SS 17

Courtesy of Trendstop

Just as things heat up for the current summer retail season, the experts at Trendstop are focusing on the trends that will be driving the S/S 2017 women’s market collections. This curated edit focuses on three great Spring / Summer classics: Cargo, Country and Nautical – but all are re-energised by totally new, contemporary twists.

It would be an absolute mistake to think that inspiration can come from what’s been done in the past. The key to a commercially successful brand lies in making each collection unique, giving customers just what it is that they’ll want to buy tomorrow. Here are Trendstop’s directions:

Cargo Chic

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Leaving behind the harsher military connotations, this chic take on cargo is about femininity imbued into its most recognisable utilitarian elements.

  • Oversized pockets add bold volumes to stripped back silhouettes
  • Camo prints blown up to exaggeration bring abstract simplicity
  • A powdery palette of light blues and neutrals softens the mood
Top Image courtesy of Trendstop: Lindex S/S 2016 collection.
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Modern Peasant

#Trendstop SS17 Womens on #WeConnectFashion, Key Seasonal Theme: Modern Peasant

Evocative of a Provençale day but built on Japanese-inspired silhouettes, this story is about quiet comfort, natural materials and ultimate wearability.

  • Marled fabrics speak of willingly unrefined, soft textures
  • Cropped cuts and wide shapes add Asian elements
  • Straw and natural fibres accessories for a light-hearted summer feel
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New Nautical

#Trendstop SS17 Womens on #WeConnectFashion, Key Seasonal Theme: New Nautical

There’s no compromising on the primary tones of maritime inspiration – the beauty is that the navy, red and white blocks lend themselves to ultra contemporary graphic reinterpretations.

  • Stripes, knots and rubber translate basic boating elements into edgy detailing
  • Colour blocking and bold juxtapositions
  • Rubber coatings and rope details translate maritime into contemporary.
All images courtesy of Trendstop.
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Trendstop.com, is the world’s leading trend forecasting agency for fashion forward trend information that is validated through early consumers to give you confidence in your trend decision making. Clients include Forever21, PVH, Ralph Lauren, H&M, Hugo Boss and L’Oreal.