Skirts and dresses with tiers have a lot of texture, and they can look more bohemian or girly and springy depending on the colors and how they’re styled. The tiers became a natural part of the spring 2018 fashion trends because they echo flowers in their design, and are a natural choice for the season.
On the Genny and Laura Biagiotti runways, the tiered skirts were all about elegance, in shades of pale lavender and white that were pure and feminine. Skirts were much more colorful at Roccobarocco, Vivetta, and Marco de Vincenzo. With the latter two, especially, it was all about fresh, green looks.
Big, Flared Pants
Many designers harkened to the ‘70s with loose slacks and jeans with big flares. At Kenzo, these jeans were large and loose the whole way through, in a way that was more early 2000s skater than retro.
At Victoria Beckham, conservative flares worked beautifully with summery suits that were chic and stylish. Jonathan Saunders, for the Diane von Furstenberg collection, did not hide his ‘70s inspiration, with many gorgeous pairs of high waisted trousers with large flares, in unique colorful fabrics and paired with equally loud tops.
Every year a few designers harken back to the past, and someone always has to pay homage to the ‘60s with a couple of hippie designs but a lot of mod, which inevitably made it as some of the most fun fashion trends for spring/ summer 2018.
Versace embodied the ‘60s with headscarves, mod-style dresses, and big plastic sunglasses in some of her more colorful designs.
The Paskal runway also embodied a mod feel, with slim tunic dresses decorated with clustered flower petals that reminded of a ‘60s floral swim cap. Huishan Zhang was also clearly inspired by the Sixties, with many eveningwear options with that same mod silhouette.
Easy Breezy Summer Dresses
Keeping cool in the summer isn’t just a question of fabric and cut – the overall aesthetic is also important. When you wear something bright and floral in a weightless fabric, you simply feel a million times better. That is why the breezy summer dress was such a key part of the spring 2018 runway trends.
At Zimmermann, we were given a whole collection of gorgeous spring dresses for 2018 in both short and long lengths, which, thanks to floral fabrics and clever skin reveals like plunging necklines and open shoulders, were both sexy yet daytime-perfect.
The spring Brock Collection show was a blend of more structured dresses, along with light sun dresses and maxi dresses that swished around the hips, but with the waist cinched in to give a beautiful silhouette.