The industry MBFWA proceedings are over for 2018, which means fashion folks are gathering up their intel from all the fashion shows they’ve sat FROW on and working out the trends we should be getting onto before they over-saturate the market.
There are tons of trends that look like they’ll go big by the end of the year, but look – I can’t go on ad nauseam about them all, so instead I’ve picked my faves and the ones I feel are most likely to hit the big time, so you can go rummage through the racks now and hopefully grab some similar pieces for yourself except on sale (mwa ha ha ha).
Here’s my heavy hitters for next season. Stock up accordingly…
It was the hue of choice for the style set attending shows, and it was all over the runways. You can bet your sweet bippy that come spring, red will be in every fashion palette, ever. The best way to incorporate it now? Buy a zesty red jacket or some red boots/heels.
There were so many adorable puffy sleeves and cutesy shapes at MBFWA that frankly I considered burning my entire wardrobe and just investing in items that make me look five years old. My tip is a puff-sleeved mini dress for summer.
You could drown in ruffles this spring and fashion would be OK with it. Basically, there is no limit. But if you want to not look like a wedding cake, try a fitted midi skirt with a sexy ruffle detail, or ruffles on sleeves only.
You know how Kendall Jenner keeps getting her cans out? Well, expect that to become a trend. Most labels had at least several items that were completely or partially sheer, and teamed them with high-waisted knickers. Mark my words, nips out will be a thing for S/S 19. Not game? Try wearing over lacy bras or make like Still Still and turn your undies into a statement by wearing a contrasting colour.
There was plenty of high-necked frilly numbers being walked down catwalks at MBFWA, so expect to see ruffled shirts, lacy detailing and those Victorian sleeves in abundance next season.Image: Getty Images