The titans of America’s fashion industry met this month to exhibit their latest and greatest in New York. What does this mean for us? An exciting new set of trends and ready-to-wear collections to anticipate for 2018. Below are four top trends seen across the runway—read on to preview what will be hitting the fashion scene this spring.
1. Geometric Shapes
Bold shapes were front and center at Calvin Klein’s Spring 2018 ready-to-wear runway show. Boxy dresses and interesting collars, ranging from tightly buttoned up to strikingly asymmetrical, especially stood out.
Whether through pattern designs or square necklines, there is no questioning that strong shapes will move fashion forward this spring. Keep a sharp eye on your favorite boutiques—we’re sure to see this trend grace the racks soon.
2. Western Chic
Coach 1941 lassoed an undeniable trend in their ready-to-wear runway display: western chic. Western-cut shirts and denim jackets topped nearly every look, and the trend didn’t stop with Coach 1941—bolos, denim, and laser cut shirts danced across a plethora of New York runways.
As home to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, one of the largest rodeos in the world, Houston is the perfect place to shop and show off this trend.
3. Showy Shoulders
Long gone are the days of power shoulder pads à la 1980s, but has the statement shoulders trend resurfaced?
Across runways, designers highlighted pieces with structured shoulders that were puffed, shaped, and elevated. Instead of being inundated with one type of notable shoulder, designers impressively showed a range of structures, exhibiting their talent in construction.
Stella McCartney’s Spring ready-to-wear collection exhibited a variety of beautiful blazers, jumpsuits, and outerwear that featured shoulders as visual highlights.
4. Lavender Dreams
Lavender made waves when it was featured in a sharp suit from Victoria Beckham’s ready-to-wear show (Look #16). Throughout her collection, she highlights the hue in shoes, skirts, and blouses. But nudging its way to the forefront of one collection isn’t what makes lavender notable—in fact, the color can be found in a range of 2018 collections from Tom Ford to Tibi.
We predict lavender will be difficult to miss come spring. The spotlight on this new hue is a welcome respite for pastel enthusiasts who are exhausted by the ever-haunting “millennial pink.”