Milan Fashion Week for Fall 2016 had a lot of trends we’ve seen in previous weeks strutting down the walkway, from over-sized sleeves and color blocking to ruffles and plisse, but this week’s showcase still stepped out strong with a few new trends.
Box-pleated skirts were common on the runway this week. Often related with uniforms, these types of pleats live up to their reputation to show off a refined, sharp shape to your silhouette, and the little flare they bring can be quite flattering.
From longer to shorter skirts, box pleats are a great tool to have in your arsenal of ensembles!
Looking to make some box pleats of your own? Try out a fabric that will hold the shape well, like these:
Sharp and bold, 70’s inspired styles were hot this week. Broad collars like this trend sports accentuate necklines and shoulders, and careful top-stitching outline your garment shapes for the perfect subtle touch.
Color-blocking with bright and thick fabrics is another popular trick when wearing 70’s fashion.
Stay warm and fresh with style with fabrics like these to pull off an amazing 70’s look:
Muted Floral Prints
And even though spring is still a ways away, the Milan show still had plenty of designers playing with floral prints. Putting a fall spin on florals with more subdued colors and designs was the key, and we can still get the chilly image of an autumn afternoon from looking at these garments.
Flowers might hibernate in the winter, but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to!
Try out some of these softer floral designs for your next project:
Are there any other types of fabrics you think might look good for these styles? Who or what are you looking forward to seeing in Paris’ fashion week? Share your thoughts with us!