Looking for upcoming trends to unlock inspiration in your next LaunchMyWear collection? You’re in luck! 2016 has a little something for everyone…
70s: This trend is here to stay for a while. A majority of the 2016 runways showcased something from the era where disco, punk, and bohemian styles merged together. Luckily, that means that anyone can find inspiration, from in-your-face crochet and fringe to suede and earth tone minimalism.
From left to right: Rebecca Minkoff, Rodarte, Coach, Gucci, Mara Hoffman
Dark Romance: Soft, feminine silhouettes get an edgy upgrade in 2016, with moody color palettes and gothy, Latin undertones. My 14-year-old self rejoices!
From left to right: Gucci, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Erdem, Rodarte, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
Denim: Not. Going. Anywhere. My guess is that cropped flares, patch-work jeans, and sleek, high-waisted, wide-leg flares are going to make A LOT of appearances in the next year.
From left to right: Jil Saunder, Dries Van Noten, Opening Ceremony, Alexander McQueen, Fendi
Shoulders: Either in exaggerated, rounded silhouettes or completely bare cut-outs, it seems like designers are giving everyone the shoulder in 2016.
From left to right: Proenza Schouler, Christian Dior, Simone Rocha, Celine, Jason Wu
Athletic Streetwear: Although I didn’t spot many pairs of yoga pants walking down the runway, fashion continues to embrace comfortable, street-inspired looks, featuring track pants, bomber jackets, and relaxed silhouettes and fabrics.
From left to right: Rag & Bone, Tommy Hilfiger, Eckhaus Latta, Vercase, Hood By Air
Stripes: Soooo many variations of stripes!
From left to right: Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Dior shows
90s: This trend just keeps going and going. Hold on to your slip dresses, relaxed denim, and faux leather jackets, because the 90s lives on in 2016 in the way of grungy minimalism.
From left to right: Rag & Bone, Isabel Marant, Marques Almeida, Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein
Sophisticated Tie-Dye: My husband laughed when I told him this was a trend. But 2016’s tie-dye is no laughing matter! It’s serious and all grown up.
From left to right: Emilio Pucci, Narciso Rodriguez, Paco Robanne, Altuzarra
Orange you glad I didn’t say zip-off cargo pants?
From left to right: Prabal Gurung, Narciso Rodriguez, Marissa Web, Michael Kors, Altuzarra
Futuristic: NY, London, Paris and Milan runways all shined with lots of silver and metallic fabrics in futuristic, streamlined silhouettes.
From left to right: Ellery, Aquilano Rimondi, Maison Margiela, Chanel, MM6 Maison Margiela
Now that you know what fashion has in store for us all in 2016, hopefully, you can use this to anticipate what your MyWear® customers are going to be looking for next year. As always though, use trends as inspiration, not rules to follow. The most important thing you offer as an artist is your perspective, after all!