Trends — a word that you hearing everywhere , right? Social media trends, food trends, technology trends and of course, fashion trends. There’s gazillions of them — spring/summer fashion trends, fall/winter fashion trends, fashion trends we love, fashion trends we want to die & never mind the #FashionTrend. There’s even companies that’ll predict fashion trends for you.
Here, we’re going to look into our crystal ball ( We love you Harry Potter!) and see what will be the year’s biggest fashion trends. 2017 is already halfway done but there’s still a few vibes that are on the verge of BOOMing out this year.
Here’s what’s defining the fashion conversation right now — the fashion trends we predict for big things in 2017.
Fashion trends come and go, but the one defining, overarching theme that dominates the conversation right now is street luxe or the fusion of streetwear and high fashion.
Every fashion week, every runway, every city street is awash with sneakers, hoodies and caps, and designers at every price point are producing their own interpretations of streetwear. What was once a niche culture is now a "must" for labels all over the globe — whether it’s DIY projects run out of kids’ bedrooms or million-dollar luxury houses.
Fashion is a global language, and over the past few years we’ve seen emerging streetwear scenes popping up like mushrooms all over the planet. Korean brands are killing it, broody Swedish Fashion is hot and Spanish shoes designer are now all the rage in the fashion industry.
21st-Century designers are harnessing the power of social media to take their visions to the global stage, and people from London to Lagos are able to communicate and consume street culture at the touch of a button. Labels like Gosha Rubchinskiy and Ader Error are so alluring to Western viewers because they translate familiar motifs in a way that’s new and unfamiliar.
In 2017 , Orange is really the new Black !
The orange lining of a MA-1 bomber jacket is arguably what makes the piece such an icon of menswear, and given its heavy rotation as of late, it’s no surprise that the color has encroached into trend territory too. Upstart label VLONE, comprised of A$AP Rocky, A$AP Bari and CLOT’s Edison Chen, has made orange their aesthetic stamp and the hue is writ large across the brand’s latest offerings. The color has also appeared in hyped releases from Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Vetements. Then, there’s the Supreme x The North Face’s FW16 collaboration, which was riddled with hi-vis orange.