Seven major expected fashion trends in 2017

Striking trends emerged at the recent Spring Summer 2017 fashion shows. Read on to find out how to be fashion forward in 2017. Perhaps most significant of all was the influence of men’s tailoring in both the men and women’s catwalk shows.

Pale and interesting

Pale and interesting is the name of the game in 2017. Shades of stone emerged on the men’s catwalk shows including Giorgio Armani and Gucci – so there’s no doubt which shade your summer suit should be. Over at the women’s shows stone trench coats made an appearance at Marni, Balenciaga, and Michael Kors collection.

A whiter shade of pale

White is also a big fashion hit in 2017. Crisp white architectural outfits struck a chord at Jil Sander and Marni, while athletic inspired white outfits featured at Paco Rabanne. Over the on the men’s catwalks oversized white shirts teamed with white trousers were a noticeable trend.

Pretty in pink

Pink was a standout trend at a number of men’s wear shows including Gucci and Topman with shades from peach to dusty pink appearing. Over on the women’s catwalk shows shocking pink was the order of the day, as showcased at Valentino, Céline, and Balenciaga; while baby doll pink made its presence felt at Fendi and Chloé. Pick pink this year to strike a perfect fashion note.


Bold, geometric patterns were a significant feature of the fashion week shows, especially those based on squares. So get squared to be fashion forward in 2017. GQ predicts a comeback for the windowpane check suit this year, as seen at Paul Smith and Wooyoungmi.

Pinstripes and candy stripes

Stripes of all proportions feature in 2017 fashion. Here again, the tradition of men’s tailoring made its presence felt in the women’s shows, with oversized re-imagined classic pinstripe shirts making an appearance at Joseph and Alexander Wang. Exaggerated stripped concoctions for men featured at of Lou Dalton and Tiger of Sweden. Mix the widths of your stripes for an eccentric ‘deckchair’ look.

All about blue

Powder blue shirts made a splash at the recent SS17 fashion shows for both men and women. From loose casual cuts to more fitted corporate attire, blue shirts were in abundance in shades from lavender to pale powdery blues. For a smart business look, team your powder blue shirt with a made to measure suit. Discover custom made suits for impeccable tailoring, made to suit you at a tailor London.

Eighties replay

Men’s tailoring remained an inspiration at a number of the women’s shows. Oversized shoulders made a comeback at Jil Sander, Céline, and Balenciaga, shown on suit jackets of epic proportions, these concoctions packed a power-dressing punch. The eighties replayed with a creative twist.
There you have it, our guide to the top fashion trends of 2017. Step into the latest fashions to cut a dash this year.


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