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Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2016

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Next summer will be a season of contrasts. Less will most definitely be more, with long Nineties dresses à la Kate Moss, lingerie details, pyjama cuts and delicate sheer fabrics. At the same time, a certain singularity is coming to the fore, with attention-grabbing, light-reflecting textures, shiny silver finishes, a move towards tribal, graphic prints and rainbow stripes. A concentration of styles, from emerging trends to established looks, as we fast forward to Spring 2016.

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The Slip Dress: A 1990s revival is on the cards for Spring/Summer 2016, as designers reappropriate the white spaghetti strap dress beloved of icons of the era like Kate Moss and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. Nightdress-style silk slips ran the spectrum from snow white to nude, via delicate pastels in the softest hues.

Left to right: Calvin Klein Collection, Saint Laurent and Burberry Prorsum

Black and White Tribal:
 A recurrence of tribal motifs was omnipresent in black and white. Céline, Valentino and Junya Watanabe created a fashion equation that equaled folklore style plus graphic efficiency.

Left to right: Céline, Junya Watanabe and Valentino

Military Khaki:
 Uniform styling made a big comeback during the collections, with military design codes reinterpreted for the girls mainly in khaki, at Anthony Vaccarello, Céline and Versace.

Left to right: Anthony Vaccarello, Céline and Versace

 Pyjamas all day is a new style aspiration, as designers twisted and modernized a classic into ready-to-wear. Cut from the finest silks, finished with piping or Japanese motifs, next summer’s reinterpretation of the pyjama brings sleepwear out of the bedroom in what will be more than a fashion reverie.

Left to right: Etro, Loewe and Dolce & Gabbana

 Super fluid lamé is light as a feather in summer sunlight, with light-reflecting metallics taking in silver, copper and gold.

Left to right: Vanessa Seward, Saint Laurent and Isabel Marant

 With Maison Margiela, Dior and Miu Miu all jumping on transparency, designers showed once again how to play with the art of suggestion through subtly worked sheer textures and peekaboo cuts that left just enough to the imagination.

Left to right: Dior, Miu Miu and Maison Margiela

 Whether it’s mirror effects and light-reflecting glass shards at Loewe, a shower of iridescent crystals at Chanel or galactic leathers at Courrèges, expect to invest in metallic silver next summer.

Left to right: Chanel, Loewe and Courrèges

Red, White and Blue: 
When sports style hits the runway, Olympic red, white and blue blend with high-tech fabrics in a contemporary update to retro toweling. Dynamic athleticism for cool runnings sportswear.

Left to right: Lacoste, Ralph Lauren Collection and Marc Jacobs

Lingerie Details:
 The biggest trend of the season, lingerie accents were all over the runways. Think sheer textures, lace, silks and satins that skim the body to lay sensuality bare vintage details.

Left to right: Givenchy, Céline and Balenciaga

Rainbow stripes: 
From the rainbow colors at Chloé to Prada’s geometric Technicolor vision, via candy shades at Salvatore Ferragamo, blocky stripes were a graphic catwalk sensation.

From left to right: Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada and Chloé

The boho dress: 
Next Summer will be all about lightness, lace, sheerness, romantic pleats and long dresses that dance in the breeze. In short, a bohemian, evanescent new form of style hedonism.

From left to right: Alberta Ferretti, Michael Kors Collection et Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Tribal motifs:
 Inspired by far-off lands, ancestral rituals and folk art, the tribal trend exploded on the catwalk in a mash-up of ethnic prints and mineral colors.

From left to right: Isabel Marant, Alberta Ferretti et Valentino

Disco sequins:
 Some serious sparkle hit the runway at Lanvin, Nina Ricci and Vêtements, as designers ramped up the iridescence to disco-ball levels. Get ready to shine next summer, as head-to-toe sequins and pailettes move from club to sidewalk.

From left to right: Lanvin, Nina Ricci and Vêtements

Seventies suits:
 Even though Summer 2016 is all about the 1990s, the 1970s are still inspiring designers, most notably in tailoring. Alessandro Michele twisted Bianca Jagger’s signature piece into emerald brocade at Gucci, while Vanessa Seward added kaleidoscope prints and Marc Jacobs sent red and black striped suiting down the catwalk.

From left to right: Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Vanessa Seward

The tutu:
 With extra-long transparent tulle at Miu Miu, volume at Louis Vuitton and sheer chiffons at Lanvin, ballet goes beyond your barre class to take fashion by storm, bringing a little airiness and refinement to the trends for Summer 2016.

From left to right: Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and Lanvin

 Seen in the airy breath of a multitude of yellow, red and black feathers woven into a Nineties slip dress at Proenza, the delicate leather dresses at Nina Ricci and the conceptual looks that were pure Comme des Garçons on the catwalk.

From left to right: Proenza Schouler, Comme des Garçons and Nina Ricci

Silver fringing: 
The common denominator at Loewe, Mugler and Valentino, was metallic fringing that played with the light; from super futurist silver foil threads, to a deluge of studs on leather and two-tone trompe-l’œil pleats.

From left to right: Loewe, Mugler and Valentino

 From sporty dresses to knit mariner sweaters via a fringed lamé jacket, fashion flew the Stars and Stripes during the collections. An astrological reverie is in the stars for next summer.

From left to right: Marc Jacobs, Max Mara and Lacoste

The jumpsuit:
 From Isabel Marant’s sunny new reworking, to a more androgynous version at Louis Vuitton via Ralph Lauren’s polished uptown girl, the jumpsuit is sticking around for next summer. Wear loose or skinny-belted.

From left to right: Louis Vuitton, Isabel Marant and Ralph Lauren Collection

 Patent, lacquered, scarlet, matte or silky, red is hands down the color of the season and set to raise the temperature next summer.

From left to right: Fendi, Nina Ricci and Hermès

 Echoing this season’s futurism, mesh took centre stage in a graphic manner, in a riff on Mad Max-era Tina Turner, Cloud Atlas and Grace Jones in Conan the Barbarian, as the girls took on space-warrior personas in a nod to Heroic Fantasy.

From left to right: Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Valentino

 A fixture of urban dressing, Diana Vreeland’s signature print combines daytime cool with evening glamour in one swipe of the leopard’s paw.

From left to right: Bottega Veneta, Versace and Roberto Cavalli

Breton Stripes Revised:
 Revisited in moss green at Ralph Lauren, zig-zag stripes at Giorgio Armani and slouchy satin at Alexander Wang, riffs on Breton stripes are most certainly still with us for Spring/Summer 2016.

From left to right: Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani et Alexander Wang

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Fashion Scoop

Anna Wintour Vogue Interview

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Anna Wintour Vogue Interview: From her least favorite word in fashion to why she always has on her Chanel shades, Vogue’s Editor in Chief shares the 73 things that make her Anna Wintour. The editor is the latest subject of the magazine’s “73 Questions” video series, and in the lightening-fast interview, she shares her opinions on a number of relevant topics, including selfies, tennis, Apple and Brooklyn. In reference to her job, she shares the one fashion word she wishes everyone would stop using, and her favorite thing about working at Vogue. As a bonus, there’s a cameo by Karlie Kloss, as well as a guest appearance by Oscar de la Renta via speakerphone. Here are some of the questions:

The biggest difference between Brits and Americans? Humor.

Country she’s always wanted to visit? India.

The one fashion word she wishes everyone would stop using? Journey.

The least true rumor about you? They’re all true.

What phone do you have? flip.

What is the greatest invention of all time? Anything by Apple.

Other things that we learned about her?

She wakes up at 5am

James Corden is her favourite comedian

She’d never ever wear head-to-toe black

Pride and Prejudice is her favorite book…and she wishes she’d written War And Peace

She hates horoscopes

She’s afraid of spiders

She’d consider getting into basketball

Homeland is her guilty pleasure

She doesn’t drink

She’s never taken a selfie and she doesn’t plan on getting involved now!

Through the Lens

Market Day Vogue Japan

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Market Day Vogue Japan: Supermodels Catherine Loewe, Hanne Gaby Odiele and Lindsey Wixson join forces for My Market Day story shot for Vogue Japan‘s October 2014 edition by fashion photographer Giampaolo Sgura with styling from Anna Dello Russo, can’t you tell? Hair styling by Andrew Guida, with makeup by Jessica Nedza and manicure by Annarel Innocente. For the session supermodels were joined by up and comers Mariano Ontaro and Alessio Pozzi.

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Adriana Lima x Vogue Spain May 2014

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Adriana Lima x Vogue Spain May 2014: Brazilian supermodel, Adriana Lima graces the cover and pages of Vogue Spain‘s May 2014 issue. Photographed by Miguel Reveriego, Lima looks absolutely gorgeous where pink is the color of choice.

The key spring color spreads over Adriana Lima. Ultra-sophisticated fabrics and a diva attitude convey a clear message: pink is sexy! Rose alert!

Model Adriana Lima
Photographed by Miguel Reveriego
Fashion Editor Belén Antolín
Hair Tamara McNaughton
Makeup Serge Hodonou

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Jungle Fever Vogue Paris April 2014

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Jungle Fever Vogue Paris April 2014: ”Here comes the sun. Spring brightens the pages of Vogue Paris this month as fashion heads for South Beach Miami, where Mario Testino captured sun-kissed girls under the early summer sun, for the Miami Heat editorial. With their caramel skin, these are free, conquering women,” wrote Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt in her April 2014 editorial.

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