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

via Women’s Wear Daily


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

via Vogue


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

via Women’s Wear Daily


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


via Vogue


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

via Vogue


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

via Vogue


L—R: Dior, Paco Rabanne and Coach.


Add These to Your Look

Metallic Overlap Dress (P1,999) by CHLOE EDIT


Silver Merle Boot (P3,399) by VERO MODA


Gold Boot (price available upon request) by SALVATORE FERRAGAMO


Clip Earrings with Sparkly Bow (P1,990) by H&M




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?