5 trends we hope continue in 2017

2017-01-12 17:57:00

2016 gets a lot of negative press, but it was a pretty amazing year for fashion. There was no shortage of up and coming designers showing their ingenuity, and redefining sportswear on the terms of the people who first made it look good: the kids on the street.

Brands such as Vetements, Death to Tennis, Caitlin Price, SEX Skateboards and Gosha Rubchinskiy took their ready-to-wear streetwear mainstream. From year-round shredded denim to the 90s mule in an array of colours, these are the trends we loved so much that we’re hoping they transcend into 2017.

Marques'Almeida denim street style

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Shredded Denim

Denim is no doubt a classic, a staple in everyone’s wardrobe—but this doesn't mean we can't get excited about seasonal updates. SS16 saw shredded denim take centre stage with Marques’Almeida doing it best. Raw edges, frayed and worn away in boyfriend fit is our favourite. M’A SS17 indicates this trend is set to continue, in fact our fave Brit design duo have combined denim with another trend we love….

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Oversized Proportions

Seen on the catwalk and reinvented through ready-to-wear in the form of big bomber jackets, too long sleeves and oversized shirts. In 2017, Maison Margiela bring knitwear and bomber jackets in perfect elongated proportions, and Marques’Almeida (see above) continue to oversize their shirts, this time in denim.

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The 90’s Mule       

Sometimes described as the man repeller, but few girls can resist a comfy shoe. 2016 saw them arrive in an array of different colours meaning there was a perfect pair for literally any outfit. Alexander Wang is making sure they remain a reliable wardrobe staple in 2017. 

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Suits and Tailoring

A crisp blazer can transform an effortless outfit into appearing very well put-together. Strong lines make for a strong appearance: the bigger the padding and pinstripes, the better in 2017. 

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Lingerie dressing

Making it easy for ladies to slide out of bed ready for the party. This only happened in our dreams until 2016 when the likes of Marques’Almeida and Self Portrait brought out fabulous slip dresses which meant outfit planning was kept to a minimal and we still looked incredibly on trend! 

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