Trendstop: Key Fashion Theme Trend for SS 2016
Fashion looks to sea for inspiration, refreshing maritime styles with a contemporary twist. This week, the Trendstop team present FMAG readers with New Nautical, an essential theme for Spring/Summer 2016 women’s fashion. Influencing a wide range of sectors, from apparel and accessories to colour, materials and beyond, we see how seafaring aesthetics are updated with clean shapes and unexpected details to create effortlessly chic styles. New Nautical works well as the first drop to enter into a fresh new spring season, and it can also transition into High Summer too. Read on to discover four key trends from this must-have S/S16 theme, complete with exclusive product suggestions.
Theme: New Nautical
Transporting the seaside to the city, nautical nostalgia takes a modern direction for summer. New developments see classic stripes incorporate bold colour pops and changes in direction, as sports inspirations enhance the clean aesthetic of designs. Other highlights include uneven hems and wraparound layers, bringing an urban slant to ensembles.
Colour: Boyhood Blue
A vibrant aquatic blue colour embraces summer collections, inspiring a boyish exuberance with nautical undertones. Vivid and fresh, this shade saturates casual jersey pieces with simple shapes, working well with tonal layering. Other examples range from leather sandals to modern eyewear accessories.
Materials: Cut-Out Cottons
Fabrics from the cotton family look new with the use of laser-cutting and lace techniques, forming contemporary patterns with a nod to broderie anglaise. These lightweight textures are typically executed in shades of pure white for added cleanness, as seen in the form of reworked sunhats, sleeveless tops and casual co-ords. Layer with crisp opaque cottons for a directional styling look.
Apparel: The Cut-Out Knit
Summertime knits become into modern must-haves with the inclusion of cut-out details. Applied to tops, dresses and polo shirts alike, panels expose bare shoulders or sides. These cut-outs can be used to create a play on layering, as manipulated designs make for intriguing fashion-forward shapes to update the womenswear wardrobe.
FMAG readers can get a free copy of Trendstop’s complete Spring/Summer 2015 New Nautical Menswear Merchandising Theme, packed with must-have apparel, footwear and accessories styles from directional men’s retail collections. Simply click here to get your complimentary report.
Trendstop also invites you to the inspirational Fashion Trend of the Year 2015 Modern Seventies Online Briefing, taking place on Thursday July 9. Our trend briefing gives you an in-depth view of Modern Seventies, one of the biggest fashion themes of the season. Don’t miss out – book your free place on our EventBrite page now.
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