Spring Trend Report 2016

Erin-FetherstonThere are a couple weeks of winter left, but we are already dreaming about our Spring wardrobes. With a new year comes an opportunity for fresh outfit ideas. We’re look to the runways to see what’s new for the upcoming seasons.

kate-spade-spring2016-landscapeWe were invited by Flow Water to hear Bernadette Morra, Zeina Esmail and Randi Bergman, editors of FASHION Magazine, present trends on fashion and beauty for Spring 2016. We’ve collected our favourites to share with you to get you inspired for Spring.

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90’s Minimalism Slip Dress
Many of the trend setters today grew up in the 90’s. Thanks to what seems to be a wave of nostalgia we are seeing the return of 90’s Minimalism in our favourite form- the slip dress. Neautral toned looks worked best with basic slip dresses and scaled back accessories created a fresh and effortless look. Calvin Klein led the trend in the 90’s and Fransisco Costa reflected upon this in their Spring 2016 runway show, updating the look with subtle embroidery and added straps.
Tiny Purses
Tiny purses, far more fashionable than functionional were seen all over the runways. Chanel’s Spring shows featured gorgeous minaudiere and petite purses with long straps. We loved the cute and cheeky purses showcase at Kate Spade and Erin Fetherston, who introduced embroidered minaudiere for the first time in her Spring collection.
Bare Shoulders
The body part du jour for Spring is the shoulders, a refreshing change from the midriff, which requires a particular body-type. Diane von Furstenberg offered looks with a single shoulder and also halter style, while Alexander McQueen showed frilly mini dresses with cold-shoulder cutouts. Dior Couture also embraced shoulders, as did Erdem and Herve Leger, proving this to be an elegant and appropriate way to show a bit of skin.
Transparency
Ranging from sheer slips under blazers to thin sheath layers over flowing dresses, transparency was one of the most wide-spread trends for Spring. We love this trend for its versatility and lightness. Marissa Webb kept it chic with pretty lace layers, while Balenciaga played with all-over lace looks.
Thank you to Fashion Magazine and Flow Water for hosting us. For more information on Flow Water, visit flowlikewater.com