As summer draws to a seemingly abrupt and gloomy close for the year, at Peachy HQ we are already fantasising about warmer weather and keeping our beady eyes on the up and coming trends emerging from the Spring 2016 collections at New York Fashion Week. We've pulled out the key looks dominating the catwalks right now and the hottest trends to watch out for next year.
We all love some fringing to channel a bit of bohemian into an outfit and it was seen used in a variety of ways across the catwalks at NYFW. Tangled tassels were added onto feminine dresses, adding movement and life to delicate pieces. Dion Lee’s textural collection demonstrated looped hanging tassels swinging from woven and braided pieces. Shorter, woolly fringing was seen at Christian Siriano, placed diagonally in bands across an off the shoulder top and pencil skirt combo. Prabal Gurung combined intricate embellishments with long and stringy tassels across a slashed diagonal hemline.
We have raved previously in our blog about the colour orange, and it seems it isn’t going to end there. Shades from tangerine all the way to deep cinnamon were seen on the catwalk this week; could it be this is the colour to watch again for next year? Jeremy Scott’s loud and proud 60’s inspired collection showcased bright citrus oranges clashing with pink; he even included some playful orange polka dots prints onto tie-front blouses and summer dresses. Prabal Gurung looked to Nepali influences for his collection, using Holi powder hues - red, yellow and all sunset shades in between. Luxurious fabrics used by Altazurra created fluid lines in a range of earthy, burnt orange tones, offset by brighter citrus colours.
The beachy tie dye trend is back in a big way for Spring 2016, spotted all over the catwalk at shows from Tomas Maier, Thakoon and Rachel Comey, to name a few! The colourful trend sees fabrics dipped, scrunched, bleached and crumpled to create a diverse range of patterns. Tie dye was a key element of the collection from BCBG Max Azaria, who was inspired by LA fashion and surf culture. Muted blue and green batik pieces were layered over lightweight knits and loose fitting harem trousers. Lighter and brighter tie dyed patterns were seen at Raquel Allegra and Altazurra, who both combined complimentary inky blues and lemon yellows.
Nothing screams summer festival vibes like some chunky crochet pieces. The beachy, boho vibes continue for our final key trend, heavily used in the tropical island inspired collection from Tommy Hilfiger. Multi-coloured crochet pieces from dresses to swimwear graced the catwalk, combined with knitted striped bucket hats and mesh vests. Hilfiger’s style is echoed by BCBG Max Azaria, who continues the colourful loose knits with slouchy crochet tank tops, also combined with brightly coloured buckets. Custo Barcelona took a slightly more delicate approach with a cream crochet blouse layered under a soft citrus toned jacket.