The Spring 2018 runways are betting big on these hot trends.
Clear Plastic Coats
It’s well known that transparency is an important value for Millennials, but who knew it would also find a place in their wardrobes? Raf Simons, that’s who. In a stroke of genius, the designer sent clear plastic coats down his first show for Calvin Klein. The move struck a chord. One season later, it seems like every line from Valentino to Chanel has decided to give the look a try. Not just outerwear, but also everything from boots to bags are getting their own clear casings as part of this fashion phenomenon.
Micro Pleat Skirts
Crimped and dainty, micro pleats are having a moment. The technique produces an mesmerizing effect in skirts of lightweight materials. Shimmering colors are most popular but items covered in fun prints are catching up for spring.
Python Print Accents
Snakeskin is in style every season, but there are definite guidelines for wearing the edgy material this spring. Python print in a specific light tan color will flash in skirts, pants, coats, and accessories. If you’re daring enough to go all out, look to Elie Saab for entire outfits composed of chic scales. — jas