Fashionable Skirts Spring-Summer 2018
Skirts were found again in the center of the fashion world. In the new warm season, fashion designers gave this item yet a more attention, offering us access to a tremendous diversity of various patterns, colors, styles, textures, prints and fabrics. Let’s see what skirts are in style in the new spring-summer 2018 season.
The trumpet skirt
Mermaid or trumpet skirts have become incredibly popular in recent fashion seasons. These sophisticated skirts are distinguished by the fact that they sit perfectly on the female thighs and the bottom flares discreet. The trumpet skirt is ideal for a festive evening. In such attire you can conquer the hearts of all men, as evidenced by the fashion shows coming from Alessandra Rich, Dion Lee, House of Holland, Oscar de la Renta, Rochas, Saloni, Erdem, Rachel Zoe, Maison Margiela, Manish Arora, Noir Kei Ninomiya, Monique Lhoillier, Francesco Scognamiglio, Peter Pilotto, Balmain. As we can see, on the sewing of such “mermaid tails” can be used various fabrics, textures and lengths.
If we talk about length, then surely the leader turned out to be the midi length, which was chosen by connoisseurs and gurus of fashion as Alice and Olivia, Altuzarra, Max Mara, A Détacher, Christopher Kane, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dolce & Gabbana, Edeline Lee, Apiece Apart, 1205, Barbara Casasola, Thakoon, Ermanno Scervino, Creatures of the Wind, Chanel, Brock Collection. Surprisingly but this length is ideal for the vast majority of women. We recommend only to be avoided by tall and fashionistas with a few extra lbs. As we can see in fashion shows midi skirts may have the most diverse cut and style – from the classic pencil skirts to loose skirts in new look style.
On par with midi length, a great popularity will also have the renowned mini skirts. Designers’ favorites proved to be not only classic skirts above knee, such as the ones from Aquilano, Christopher Raeburn, Chanel, Antonio Berardi, Costume National, Coach, Courreges, but true belt-skirts, the length of which barely cover the female buttocks (Versace, Paco Rabanne, Emanuel Ungaro, Saint Laurent, Ermanno Scervino, Felder Felder, Dolce & Gabbana, Anna Sui). A quite challenging option for young fashionistas!
Wrap skirts Spring-Summer 2018
Wrap skirts are enjoying an unprecedented popularity, which can be easily explained by the fact that such model fits all fashionistas without exception. For example, ladies with some extra pounds must pay attention to knee length wrap skirt and which fit in the waist area. The ladies with an inverted triangle body shape may opt for wrap skirts that flare slightly in the hem area, while representatives of a rectangle-shaped body, must choose designs with low waist. In addition, modern designers strive each season to make a special note on this model. Someone launched wrap skirts made of reptile leather imitation, others decorated their creations with fringes, while the rest focused on original prints. Examples of trendy wrap skirts spring-summer 2018 can be seen in collections Babyghost, Trussardi, Veronique Leroy, Leonard, Fendi, Christopher Kane, Blumarine, Anthony Vaccarello, Emporio Armani, Sea, Camilla and Marc, Daks, Tory Burch, Anna Sui, Jeremy Scott, Joseph, Jacquemus, J. Mendel, Issey Miyake, Altuzarra, 1205, Protagonist, Tibi, Prada.
And again in great demand are the loose flared fit designs and here we can list the following types of skirts: A-line skirts, bell skirts, skirts in new look style, flared skirts, tulip, mullet. And the more fluffy is the chosen skirt, the more gussets will be created and the more the better. For the purpose to be reached at 100%, designers used light fabrics like tulle, several layers of chiffon, mesh, etc. Examples of such creations can be seen at Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Tadashi Shoji, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Chanel, Banana Republic, Barbara Tfank, Simone Rocha, Manish Arora, Parsons MFA, Etro, Issey Miyake, Reem Acra, Ralph Lauren, Temperley London, Zimmerman, Andrew Gn, Alexis Mabill, Carolina Herrera, Delpozo.
The asymmetric hem is another trend of the season. It seems that asymmetry does not want to cede its leadership positions and it should not as such garment look original and beautiful. A special place in the new season spring-summer 2018 have the so-called “mullet” skirts. Fans of asymmetric skirts turned out to be Anthony Vaccarello, Kenzo, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Milly, Guy Laroche, Emilio Pucci, Edeline Lee, Paco Rabanne, Antonio Marras, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Christian Dior, Antonio Berardi, Creatures of the Wind, Bibhu Mohapatra.
While some fashion trends change from season to season, others remain unchanged. One of the ongoing trends is the fringes that flooded practically all areas of fashion. And skirts could not be overlooked, as evidenced by the collections of Anna Sui, Tory Burch, Prabal Gurung, MSGME, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ohne Titel, Stella Jean, Marco de Vincenzo, Christian Siriano, Noir Kei Ninomiya, Valentino, Rachel Zoe where we can see the famous cords. Though separate brands decided to experiment a bit and instead using cords, threads and other fabrics, they used pieces of large enough material (Neil Barrett, Fausto Puglisi).
Skirt over clothes and train skirts
Chanel, Dsquared2, Versace, Akris, Alexis Mabille, Roberto Cavalli, Nina Ricci, Caitlin Price have presented an absolutely new idea – to wear skirts over tunics, trousers, dresses, capri pants and other skirts. Sometimes, such items look more like trains or tunica, giving the image a certain mistery.
Ruffles, frills, bows
Fashion Weeks have demonstrated again that excessivity and sumptuousness are not evidence of a bad taste. Like the previous year, in spring-summer season in fashion will be all kinds of decor and accessories, including ruffles, frills, cotton bows, etc. (Michael Kors, Toga, Monse, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Holly Fulton, Dries Van Noten, Erdem, Jason Wu, Osman, Stella Jean, Balmain, Rodarte).
As regards the fabric, designers were not stingy as well. Admirers of soft and classic suede proved to be Daks, Protagonist, Pam and Jela and many other brands. Designers also recommend wearing skirts with printed shirts and T-shirts in minimalist style.
Alexander Wang, Alice and Olivia, J Crew, Topshop Unique, See by Chloe, Marques ‘ Almeida, A Détacher, 6397 recommend us using denim in our wardrobe as much as possible. And not just in the casual but also in business and evening. If you do not like denim skirts, but you want to be on the wave of fashion, then you can always use knitted fabrics of denim imitation.
A similar popularity has also the lurex fabrics. Such skirts always look festive and attractive, hence these are perfect for any evening event. Examples of skirts designs serve collections by Vanessa Seward, Emanuel Ungaro, Marc Jacobs, Toga, Paco Rabanne, Thakoon, Tibi, Karen Walker, Maison Margiela.
Layering is again the top choice which means that at skirts sewing can and should be used more fabrics, even with different texture. Designers perfectly combine leather with chiffon, knit with fur, tulle with denim, etc. (Valentino, ADEAM, Christopher Kane, Adam Selman, Leonard, Holly Fulton, Emanuel Ungaro).
The same popularity have also knitted and perforated fabrics and therefore skirts purchased in previous seasons can be worn again. In the new warm season, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Monique Lhuillier, Jonathan Simkhai, M Missoni, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta opted especially for these types of fabrics.
And the undisputed leader again proved to be leather. In addition, this year can be seen a boom of colored leather skirts (Coach, Au Jour Le Jour, Martin Grant, Trussardi, Carven, Ashley Williams, Courreges, Nina Ricci), although there are sufficient skirts made of black leather (Salvatore Ferragamo, Rag & Bone, Mugler, Kochi, Lanvin, Joseph, Hood By Air, Aquilano, Hermes, Emanuel Ungaro, Courreges, Red Valentino, Philipp Plein, Anthony Vaccarello, Olympia Le Tan, Mother of Pearl).
In the new warm season we will notice many transparent fabrics, a classic of this period. Transparent skirts look incredibly delicate, sexy and daring. To be convinced of this, it is enough to admire such models in the new line of clothes from Delpozo, David Koma, Felder Felder, Vera Wang, Prada, Jenny Packham, Sibling, Aquilano, Christopher Kane, Christopher Raeburn.
Vera Wang, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roksanda, Marchesa, Sophie Theallet advice us to use fur and feathers when sewing and decorating skirt designs, this will give them a graceful and sometimes fairytale look.
Skirts made of pleated fabrics also can be considered on top of preferences. What it’s impressive is the fact that like with leather, designers have opted for pleats in bright colors (Moschino, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Ohne Titel, Sharon Wauchob, Lela Rose, Karen Walker).
The color range proved to be very varied and bright, as well. Besides actual achromatic, colors like bright red, blue, purple, orange, terracotta, beige, yellow, pink and green various shades are also in fashion this warm season (Isa Arfen, Fausto Puglisi, Narciso Rodriguez, Ohne Titel, Maison Margiela, Vivienne Tam, Toga, Osman, Eudon Choi, Tomas Maier, Edeline Lee, Duro Olowu, Alberta Ferretti, Michael Kors Collection, Ermanno Scervino, Sophie Theallet, Oscar de la Renta, Jeremy Scott, Acne Studios, Jill Stuart).
Prada, Saloni, Arthur Arbesser, Sophie Theallet, Rochas, Richard Malone, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, Jill Stuart, Betsey Johnson, Stella Jean, Dolce & Gabbana have again became the trendsetters when speaking about trendy prints. Leaders proved to be geometric, animal, abstract and futurist motives. Often could also be seen combined prints, i.e. simultaneous use of several ornaments, for example geometry with flowers, animals with vegetal, etc.
Studying new collections, it becomes clear that the new warm season prepared us a tremendous amount of trendy skirts. And if earlier it was difficult to find our favorite design, then from now on, difficult it will be to stop the election at a certain skirt because designers have presented us a wide range of skirt designs starting with monochromatic items in minimalist style, and ending with luxurious fluffy skirts decorated with intricate ornaments, layered ruffles and asymmetrical lines.