September is a huge month for the fashion world, with no less than four major events held in some of the most iconic cities around the world – New York, London, Milan and Paris!
To celebrate all this awesome apparel we have pulled together the top trends from this month’s catwalks so you can get out ahead of the crowd in 2018.
So hold onto your hats and button up your jackets, it’s time for the Smiley Fashion Roundup!
One trend that was immediately picked up by the Smiley fashion team was how bright yellow is being paired with more somber autumnal tones to inject a splash of sunshine to your ensemble! These popular shades of yellow range from lemon to mustard, but the most prominent were the flashes of rich Smiley yellow – as predicted by Pantone at the start of the year!
Another trend that was popular on the catwalk this season was the pairing of metallic fabrics with a crinkled texture to draw the eye and catch the light. From Chanel’s quilted space blankets, to Dries Van Noten’s oversized oil-slick jackets, this season sparkles are back in force!
Speaking of delightful details, another fashion trend adding a touch of sparkle to this month’s shows were the shimmering sequins adding a touch of glitz to your wardrobe! Designers such as Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, and Simone Rocha (to name but a few!) are all giving extra life to their creations, with everything from twinkling dresses to sparkling knickers!
Tiered skirts and dresses were also popular this season, with beautiful ruffles and cascades of flowing fabric juxtaposed with clean lines and swathes of unusual fabrics. Some of the fashion world’s brightest stars including Genny, Marco de Vincenzo, Laura Biagiotti, and Vivetta gave a nod to this unique style in their collections, and the trend looks to run through AW17 and into SS18, so keep an eye out for homages appearing on the highstreet very soon!
One of the summer’s hottest trends of ‘Two face’ dresses and ‘cut and sew’ clothing are still hanging on in there in the face of more glamorous emerging trends, highlighting the influence of street culture on this year’s collections. The ‘cut and sew’ movement typically pairs bright colours and vibrant patterns, to catch the eye and overwhelm the senses, whereas the ‘two face’ dresses have a sleek and stylish finish, with long lines and larger patches of often complementary colours.
But the fashion team’s undisputed favourite trend in a season of sumptuous shows was the intricate details that adorned accessories across New York, London, Milan, and Paris! Long term friend of Smiley, Anya Hindmarch, was among the world renowned designers championing this movement, with a strong emphasis on personal creativity and accessory customisation to suit your mood. With everything from furry baubles to plush leather Smileys, Anya’s collection makes it easy to add a dash of quirky style to any accessory!