MFW: Top 5 Fashion Week-trends spring/summer 2015

All eyes are fixed on the catwalks in New York, London, Milan and Paris this month, where the newest collections for summer 2015 are being displayed. But what trends will make it to the top most wanted list for next spring? FashionUnited lists the top 5 trends from New York Fashion Week.

#1 The Seventies hippies

The seventies enjoyed a strong comeback on the catwalks in Milan. It is rare for one trend to come forward so prominently in the majority of the collection presentations, but seventies fever was spotted at Gucci, Max Mara, Just Cavalli, Costume National, Etro and Emilio Pucci in the form of retro flower prints, floppy hats, suede mini skirts, fringes and sharp collars.

Emilio Pucci - Etro - Max Mara

#2 Transparent

Transparent fabrics, mesh and sheer veils, or as the mainstream media delicately put it “uncovered nipples on the catwalks in Milan.” The Italian fashion capital is indeed no place for prudish models or those faint of heart, but those who are not distracted by the exposed flesh will see the limitless opportunities for summer layering, unexpected cut-outs and a combination with bandeau tops which emerged during NYFW.

Versace - Fendi - No. 21

#3 Abundant combinations Colorful mixtures of prints, stripes, polka dots and embroidery were spotted on the catwalks of Milan. But color blocking, the use of contrasting bands and belts, and the addition of an unexpected accent was also seen. Overall outfits were busy, wild with a touch of happiness.

Stella Jean - Roberto Cavalli – Moschino

#4 Elaborated denim It is rare to see a plain pair of jeans shown on the catwalk, but an elaborated pair of jeans featuring applications and rhinestones like Dolce & Gabbana presented is a bird of a different feather. Bottega Veneta also showcased denim with applications, but in with a more understated and chic touch. Frida Giannini presented a unique twist to the head-to-toe denim look during the presentation of Gucci's acclaimed collection.

Dolce & Gabbana - Bottega Veneta – Gucci

#5 Asymmetrical neckline The asymmetrical neckline, often paired with a revealed shoulder, has been on our list for the past two weeks but failed to make it into the top 5 trends list. However after Milan fashion week, we are unable to avoid this trend. The neckline was spotted all over the catwalk at Angelos Bratis, Emporio Armani, Costume National and Versace, combined with a bare shoulder and long sleeve on the opposing arm.

Angelos Bratis - Costume National – Versace