Trendy Shorts Spring-Summer 2016
Shorts are one of the main trends of the spring summer 2016 season. That is why, this garment should not miss any modern fashionista’s wardrobe. This type of clothing, so convenient and practical, was presented in an enormous variety of colors, fabrics, prints, patterns and styles. Analyzing the new collections of clothes, we can say with confidence that shorts in an execution or another, have been included virtually in every designer collection. It’s time to find out what shorts designs will be in great demand in the new warm season.
Analyzing the new spring summer collections of clothes is impossible not to notice that the leading positions occupy the knee-length shorts. Moreover, the designers did not stop too much on a certain length. You can opt for shorts the length of which do not reach the knees and designs which basically comes down to the ankle. A special place have the bermuda pants, present in the collections of Barbara Bui, Antonio Marras, Tamara Mellon, Maison Margiela, Alexander Lewis, Elie Tahari, Jonathan Simkhai, Chalayan, Christopher Raeburn, Pringle of Scotland. Speaking of these, we must not forget that they are the very universality, practicality and classic, so it is not surprising that the main colors designers have opted for are gray, white, black and beige.
In addition, in fashion shows could be often seen patterns of capris that resembled trousers, culottes and shorts knickers, loved so much by Jeremy Scott, Emporio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Anna Sui, Tod’s, Guy Laroche, Brunello Cucinelli, Gabriele Colangelo, MSGM.
The short shorts will also occupy a leading position on the Fashion pedestal. For example, Andrew Gn, Alice and Olivia, Apiece Apart, And re Walker, Trina Turk, DKNY presented mid-thigh shorts, while Dennis Basso, Diane von Furstenberg, Greg Lauren, Rebecca Minkoff, Versace, Vanessa Seward, Carven, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, Badgley Mishka, Anya Hindmarch, Barbara Bui opted for shorter options that were baring the buttocks a little.
High waisted shorts
The high waist is another hit of the new season. This trend appeared not only in collections of fashionable skirts and pants, but also in the collections of shorts. Brands like Arthur Arbesser, Dries van Noten, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Emilia Wickstead, Olympia Le Tan followed this trend in its collections including high-waisted designs, executed in diverse fabrics and colors.
Wide-leg shorts and culottes
A great popularity has also wide-leg shorts (knickers) and A-flared models that resemble by shape a skirt. We know that initially, these garments were part exclusively of the male wardrobe, and only later they began to be worn by women as well. Later, culottes were used as part of female school uniforms and only now, they are a customary piece of a woman’s daily wardrobe. Example of such shorts designs can be seen and admired in Emporio Armani, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Jason Wu, Ji Oh, Les Copains, Emilia Wickstead, Temperley London clothing lines.
The denim is, it was and will always be in fashion, as evidenced by the majority of spring-summer collections that can be seen in many of denim clothing including pants and denim shorts. Designers showed us various models including: classic shorts to the knees, boyfriend shorts ultramodern, designs with pockets and mini patterns. A special place had the cut-off shorts, giving the impression that the shorts were brought immediately after cutting the jeans. Usually, the edges are left raw, giving the garment a touch of grunge. Fans of denim shorts proved to be Faith Connexion, Each Other, Tommy Hilfiger, Frame Denim, Norma Kamali, Pam and Gela, Ashish, Haider Ackermann, Chloe, Giamba, See by Chloe, Joie, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, 6397, APC, Derek Lam, Juicy Couture, Alexander Wang.
Such designs are an unusual phenomenon in the fashion industry. Although this trend is becoming increasingly popular, as reflected in the collections Missoni, Anna Sui, Creatures of Comfort, BCBG Max Azria, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. Some designers offered knit shorts with classic cut, while others found it appropriate to also dress their creations over tunic dresses. There can be also seen patterns that remind us of women’s high waisted underwear.
The leather is still an indispensable fabric of fashion. Leather shorts look bold, seductive and very nice, so are ideal for uninhibited and confident women. According to Sally LaPointe, Red Valentino, Rag and Bone, Jason Wu, Esteban Cortazar, Emporio Armani, Maiyet, Philipp Plein fashion shows, leather short shorts can have different lengths – from short to elongated lengths, resembling more cut-off pants.
Besides the classic black leather often have been seen pants designs execute from colored leather (Barbara Bui, Wes Gordon, Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren) and have not been observed certain preferences: on the podium marched triumphantly leather shorts in beige, green, purple, brown and blue colors.
Do you think cellophane and plastic are used only in everyday life? Wrong! Sibling, Maison Margiela and several other brands have shown that these materials can be used to create feminine clothing items. Look how original plastic black shorts or blue cellophane designs look! We can say with confidence that these legs will definitely attract eyes of others.
Although, not all designers have ventured to use these materials. For example, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, Elie Saab, Christopher Raeburn used for that purpose silk, lace, chiffon, perforated and knitted fabrics.
Ladies who follow fashion trends certainly remember that a few seasons ago, Dolce and Gabbana presented to the world their high-waisted lingerie type shorts. And now, this model is not going to leave the fashion catwalks. This summer,Vera Wang, A Detacher, Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson, Costume National, Bottega Veneta, Dennis Basso, Fendi, Francesco Scognamiglio, Paco Rabanne, Missoni, Stella Jean, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Jeremy Scott, Les Copains and of course Dolce and Gabbana recommend us to wear particularly this type of shorts.
Designer’s favorites have proved to be overall shorts, made in various colors, styles and fabrics. It can be both an overall with navy theme (Zuhair Murad), and a stylish leather option from Fendi, interesting designs (Olympia Le Tan) and pajamas-overalls (Anrealage). No less interesting models offered also Orla Kiely, Saint Laurent Zimmermann, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Tamara Mellon Veronica Beard, Katie Ermilio, Alexis Mabille, Ermanno Scervino, APC, Iceberg, Hermes. Among these can be also found options both for daily life and business, and also designs for romantic dates and unofficial parties.
Shorts with gloss, sequins and lurex will be in fashion this spring-summer season, which certainly will please the ladies who love glamorous and fashionable parties. Giorgio Armani, Les Copains, Leonard, Marc Jacobs, Isabel Marant, Gareth Pugh, Giamba, Karen Walker, Tibi took care of this.
Colors and prints
We talk now about fashion colors of shorts. Here designers have unleashed their imagination and offered an enormous variety of prints and colors. For example, Clover Canyon has embellished blue and purple shorts with floral embroidery, Bottega Veneta opted for red and green. Alice and Olivia, Dennis Basso, Dries Van Noten offered cotton articles with floral designs, Arthur Arbesser, Betsey Johnson, Isa Arfen, Giorgio Armani, Elie Saab – geometric designs and Esteban Cortazar, Dennis Basso – animal drawings. Anya Hindmarch, Apiece Apart presented short shorts in white, blue and yellow colors, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Arthur Arbesser – green, Custo Barcelona, Devon Halfnight – blue and Jil Sander, J Crew – pink. In addition, gray, purple, yellow and khaki shades options were also seen on the runways (Giorgio Armani, FOR RESTLESS SLEEPERS, Isa Arfen, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Haider Ackermann, Tracy Reese).
As we can see, the spring-summer 2016 season shows a true boom of trendy shorts. Due to the variety of designs and colors, even those ladies who previously, for some reason, could not afford to wear this garment, will be able to choose their favorite design.