2016 Fashion Trends That Will Take You from Spring to Fall

It still feels a little crazy to cover Pre-Fall collections at a time when the weather is just now warming up and NYFW’s Fall/Winter collections are just around the corner. I guess the excitement of fast-approaching spring hasn’t even entirely worn off for me, which is why I thought I’d take a look back at the Spring/Summer shows of this year and forward to 2016’s Pre-Fall Collections. There have been quite a few trends that are sticking around, and these are the ones we’ll focus on: Trends with the staying power to get you through the year and get the most bang for your buck! MyWear designers, take note of what customers will be looking for this year, too:

90s

Then, Spring/Summer 2016

90s 2016 trend

From left to right: Rag & Bone, Isabel Marant, Marques Almeida, Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein

Now, Pre-Fall 2016

90s style 2016 fashion trends pre-fall 2016

From left to right: Maison Margiela, Rochas, Stella McCartney, Christian Dior, Alexander Wang

Animal prints and slip dresses are here to stay for a while, so slip into something more comfortable and, when the weather cools down again, top it off with a leopard print coat for a Kate Moss-approved ensemble.

70s

Then, Spring/Summer 2016

70s trend in 2016

From left to right: Rebecca Minkoff, Rodarte, Coach, Gucci, Mara Hoffman

Now, Pre-Fall 2016

70s style 2016 fashion trends, pre-fall 2016

Veronique Branquinho, Sonia Rykiel, Burberry, Valentino, Pal & Joe

Sherling coats, platform boots, & flared denim – The fashion industry will not stop until they’ve converted everyone from skinny jeans. Look to Gucci’s S/S & Pre-Fall 2016 collections and Pal & Joe Pre-Fall ’16 for some seriously 70s eye candy.

Dark Romance

Then, Spring/Summer 2016

Dark Romance 2016 Trend updated

From left to right: Gucci, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Erdem, Rodarte, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Now, Pre-Fall 2016

Dark romance 2016 trends, 2016 fashion trends, pre-fall 2016

Fendi, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, Elie Saab, Philosophy, Zuhair Murad

This one stood out as the most obvious. Perhaps it comes from the 90’s and 70’s mashup that’s proved to be so popular in fashion right now, but there were soooo many dark, lacy frocks in feminine silhouettes. Something tells me this one’s here to stay for a while, so stock up on moody, ethereal maxis with confidence.

Shoulders

Then, Spring/Summer 2016

shoulder 2016 trend

From left to right: Proenza Schouler, Christian Dior, Simone Rocha, Celine, Jason Wu

Now, Pre-Fall 2016

Shoulders trend, 2016 trends, 2016 fashion trends

Opening Ceremony, J.W.Anderson, Ellery, Valentino, J.W.Anderson

Shoulders continue to inspire designers in 2016. Be it puffy, pointy, boxy, or embellished, this is another trend that’s not going anywhere in 2016.

Stripes

Then, Spring/Summer 2016

Stripes 2016 Fashion Trends

From left to right: Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Dior shows

Now, Pre-Fall 2016

Stripes, 2016 fashion trends

Missoni, Moschino, Gucci, Carolina Herrera, Altuzarra

This classic never really goes out of style, but in 2016 designers appear to be especially fond of them.

As you can see, there’s a lot of overlap and a little something for everyone in 2016. So, stay true to your own style and feel inspired by these designs, not constricted! Ultimately, designing and wearing things that you love are more important than following a trend that most likely won’t be around in two years.

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10 Trends Coming for You in 2016

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.

70s trend in 2016

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!

Dark Romance 2016 Trend updated

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.

Denim Trends 2016

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.

shoulder 2016 trend

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.

athletic streetwear trend 2016

From left to right: Rag & Bone, Tommy Hilfiger, Eckhaus Latta, Vercase, Hood By Air

Stripes: Soooo many variations of stripes!

Stripes 2016 Fashion Trends

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.

90s 2016 trend

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.

sophisticated tye die fashion trend 2016 trend

From left to right: Emilio Pucci, Narciso Rodriguez, Paco Robanne, Altuzarra

Orange you glad I didn’t say zip-off cargo pants?

orange Trend color fashion trends 2016

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.

Futuristic silver trend 2016

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!

Your Print Guide for Spring/Summer 2016 is Here!

Dolce-and-Gabbana-SS16 around the world prints launchmywear.com

If you caught any glimpses of Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection, you’ve probably already caught the buzz. After watching the absolutely dazzling array of cheerful, globally-inspired prints that walked the runway, I wanted to pre-order one of everything the models were wearing. Unfortunately, that isn’t in my budget this year, as I am not Beyoncé 😦

D&G took us around the world, with loud, in-your-face color and embellishments that were streamlined in classic, feminine silhouettes. Just look at these photos from the show!

D&G Dolce Gabanna s/s16 show lineup prints launchmywear.com

This recipe of adventurous prints and color in ladylike cuts made for an absolutely delightful show that, of course, inspired me to create my own look on my LaunchMyWear:

DG inspired top and print launchmywear blog

Clearly inspired by D&G’s lemon print here

Marc Jacobs’ print game was strong, too. His collection showcased a lineup of models with tons of pumped-up, old Hollywood glamour, and even more New York Dolls-style attitude. Marc Jacobs is one of my favorite designers, so, of course I had to pay homage to his  incredible Spring ready-to-wear line, as well.

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My take on his plaid/floral numbers. I ❤ you, Marc!

Another gorgeous collection that stood out for me was Diane Von Furstenberg’s. I know floral prints in a spring collection isn’t a new concept, but Diane Von Furstenberg does it so darn well. This woman knows prints like she knows wrap dresses. So, this Spring ready-to-wear trifecta wouldn’t be complete without her.

DVF spring 2016 inspired tank launch my wear

Love her mix of prints!

Other labels that brought it for S/S 2016 included:

Gucci (Spring 2016 Ready-To-Wear)

Gucci spring 2016 launch my wear

Jonathan Saunders (S/S16 Ready-To-Wear)

Jonathan Saunders ss16 launch my wear

Temperley London (Spring 2016 Ready-To-Wear)

Jonathan Saunders ss16 launch my wear

And Clover Canyon (Spring & Resort 2016)

clover canyon ss16 resort 2016

Because MyWear® is the perfect platform to create custom clothes with your own custom prints, every runway show can provide inspiration for your own designs, without the Beyoncé bank account! What are your favorite looks from S/S16 collections? I’d love to see your takes on them! Be sure to tweet your designs at us @LaunchMyWear