Womenswear designers will turn a cold shoulder to trends in spring/summer 2017. That is, an off-the-shoulder style will be a standout silhouette across the board, spanning Cuban-inspired dresses and New Romantic crop tops to bohemian peasant blouses in both the women’s and junior markets.
At a Sourcing at Magic presentation in Las Vegas on Tuesday, trend forecaster Fashion Snoops creative director Melissa Moylan highlighted the following themes that will guide women’s apparel and accessories next year.
Moylan described this trend as “a new shift in minimalism,” citing the California coastline as a great reference point. “It’s about nature and a lot of natural materials, like linen, natural dyed indigo and washed surfaces,” she said.
Colors: blues ranging from navy and indigo to faded mid-tones like seaglass, as well as earthy tones such as taupe, browns and olive with rose as an accent
Materials: linen, cotton, sheeting, anything wrinkly, fisherman’s knit and netting
Graphic: traditional maritime stripes, dye effects, screen prints of shorelines
Design details: sarong wrap or tie, raw hem, apron neckline
Key items: culottes, lightweight parka, column dress, knotted tee, sleeveless coat, apron top with trapeze shape, wide-leg pant with sailor buttons, wrap skirt