Fashion Forward: A Peek into What Fashion Will Look Like in 2018
Want to know which fashion trends will make it big next year?
Where to look and where to start? With four fashion week stops and major shows happening two times a year, having to scroll through dozens of shows, with street style and fashion editors thrown in the mix and having to keep tabs on indie designers and mainstream labels alike, it’s easy to get your fill on fashion trends, but even easier to get overwhelmed. Besides, fashion is changing all the time. Most recently, things have shifted (again) for the labels battling it out for the “hottest fashion brand” title. Spanish fashion brand Balenciaga is now the hottest fashion brand, set to dominate 2018 and leaving Gucci in the #2 spot and Off-White at #3. “Balenciaga has stolen Gucci’s crown to become the hottest brand in fashion,” said a Business of Fashion report. “[Tracking] 4.5 million data points per hour from over 65 million annual consumers, five million products and 12,000 brands, the Demna Gvasalia-designed brand climbed two places to top the hottest brand ranking in the third quarter of 2017.”
Making sure to include some of the main themes from these three powerhouses, we rounded up the six key trends that dominated the runways, the streets and style radars of the true purveyors of taste everywhere. They’re the only trends you’ll need to know about, really, if you want to get a leg up in the fashion game next year. Keep scrolling for a peek into what fashion will look like in 2018!
Trend #1: Puffy Outerwear and Anoraks
L—R: Oscar dela Renta, Calvin Klein, Claudia Li and Dion Lee.
Ways You Can Rock the Trend
Cobalt Blue Velvet Anorak (P4,995) by MANGO
Lavender Woven Jacket (P9,798) by ESPRIT
Red Ladies’ Puffer Jacket (P3,749) by GLAMOROUS
Blue Core Down Hooded Jacket (P7,750) by SUPERDRY
Trend #2: Ice Cream Pastels
L—R: Dries Van Noten, Sies Marjan, Michael Kors and Helmut Lang.
Wear It Now
Mint Tiered Frill Top (P1,999) by RIVER ISLAND
Powder Pink Leigh Wide Leg Jumpsuit (P880) by FRASSINO COLLEZIONE
Lavender Corset Detail Dress (P2,159) by GLAMOROUS
Lemonade Eyelet Lace-up Blouse (P2,195) by TOPSHOP
Trend #3: Super Saturated
L—R: Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs and Sachin & Babi.
Shop the Look
Orange Peplum Dress (P1,999) by KODZ
Hot Pink Printed Bandage Skirt (P1,859) by MISSGUIDED
Yellow Ribbed Polo-Neck Jumper (P799) by H&M
Red Block Heel Pump (price available upon request) by SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
Trend #4: Belt Bag it
L—R: Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Sportsmax, Vivienne Tam.
Pieces to Snag
Black Studded Waist Pouch (P1,759) by RIVER ISLAND
Brown Genuine Leather Belt Bag (P999.75) by SANTA BARBARA POLO & RACQUET CLUB
Printed Waist Bag (P479.70) by PLAYBOY
Black Mini Belt Bag (P599) by ZALORA
Trend #5: Double up on Denim
L—R: Nina Ricci, Kenzo, Tibi and Colovos.
Wear the Trend
Black Dropped Sleeve Top with Denim Detail (P1,759) by KLEEAISONS
Blue Denim Bardot Jumpsuit (P2,519) by LOST INK
Denim Contrast Pocket Midi Skirt (P1,299) by ZALORA
Knot Denim Dress (P2,995) by MANGO
RELATED: How to Wear Denim for Every Occasion
Trend #6: Glitz, Boom, Bah
L—R: Dior, Paco Rabanne and Coach.
Add These to Your Look
Get ready to see these themes, trends and pieces everywhere next year! Anyone else psyched to turn over a new leaf in the personal style department in 2018?