TREND REPORT: Spring and Summer 2015

The Trend Report: S/S 2015 Womenswear

by Wendy Bendoni
Thursday, January 08 2015

The Spring/Summer 2015 womenswear trends provide a gamut of styles that will please any woman. This season’s popular womenswear trends include Bohemian Revival, Modern Lines of Days Past, After Hours, Trainers Mode, and Year of the Woman. With fashions inspired by the past and present, strength and femininity are the most powerful characteristics for spring and summer 2015 womenswear items.

TREND 1:BOHEMIAN REVIVAL

Inspiration

Music and fashion have been a powerful combination for decades. Music icons such as Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks have led fashion movements inspired by their style and music both onstage and offstage. In the 70s, these women brought us innovation and excitement, but today they bring us nostalgia and respect. This trend is all about tapping into those good ol’ boho days.

Items

  • Peasant blouses
  • High-waist chambray shirts
  • Maxi dresses
  • Oversized shirtdresses
  • Patchwork suede jackets
  • High-waist denim flares
  • Denim maxi button-front skirts
  • Vests featuring suede, chiffon, or florals
  • Suede fringe
  • Free-flowing gauzy shirts
  • Lightweight caps

Details

  • Blouses with matching scarves
  • Cutout patchwork in suede
  • Fagoting with heavy thread stitches
  • Peter Pan collars
  • Lace-up plackets
  • Hip-slung waistlines
  • Ruched halter-necklines
  • Whipstitched suede
  • Fringe
  • Blouson sleeves
  • Off-the-shoulder tops

Textiles/Prints

  • Folkloric textiles
  • Suedes
  • Paisleys
  • Georgette, Silk Blends, Bamboo
  • Eyelets
  • Crochet insets
  • Extra large florals
  • Print-on-print

Colors

  • Eggshell, beige, rust, cinnamon
  • Plum, burgundy
  • Color combos: brown, paprika, and tan

Modern Trend

TREND 2: MODERN LINES OF DAYS PAST

Inspiration

The move this spring is towards a reflection of the self and the styles that bring our best selves forward. This trend is influenced by the 60s silhouette. The embellishments added to the garments are what distinguish them from their original use, making these new uniforms fresh. Seams, pintucks, and fabrics that embrace what technology has to offer today are some of the details that keep this trend modern.

Items

  • Sleeveless shift dresses
  • Cropped tanks under boxy jackets
  • Tailored tunics vests and jackets
  • Retro styled culottes
  • Trapeze tanks
  • Linen cargo inspired shorts
  • Boxy, simplistic dresses

Details

  • Silver dollar grommets
  • Square necklines
  • Extra wide belts
  • Heavy contrast topstitching
  • Cutout layered fabrics
  • T-necklines

Fabrics

  • Spring tweed
  • Rich brocades
  • Crepes
  • Eel
  • Abstract windowpane prints
  • Patine leather box jackets
  • Patent leather panels

Colors

  • Marsala
  • Mustards
  • Coffee browns
  • Earth tones
  • Olive and mossy shades
  • Dusty rose

After Hours Trend

TREND 3: AFTER HOURS

Inspiration

This trend encompasses the alluring darkness lurking in all women. With a dark lip, smoky eye and sexy ensemble, the woman who embraces the after hours trend is confident and seductive. Whether she is enjoying a Lorde concert or dancing at the hottest club in town, this lady is a mesmerizing sight to see.

Items

  • Leather minis
  • Jumpsuits
  • Patent Leather
  • Fitted black jeans
  • Cropped t-shirts
  • Tank bodysuits
  • Stovepipe slacks
  • Cropped jackets and tanks

Details

  • Fitted bodice with cutouts
  • Plunging deep-v necklines
  • Stars
  • Scaves
  • Sequins
  • Gold thread
  • Brass buttons and studded trim

Fabrics

  • Spring weight leather
  • Burnout fabric with novelty motifs such as stars
  • Asphalt grains
  • Colored reptile skins
  • Black grounds with gold jacquard motifs
  • Black and gray denim

Colors

  • Merlots and black licorice
  • Charcoal
  • Emerald green
  • Oxblood reds

Trainers Trend

TREND 4: TRAINERS MODE

Inspiration

Well-being does not mean that we wear athletic tracksuits; it means that we embrace the trend as an overall lifestyle. Contemporary sportswear is the norm, but seen in soft textures that offer room-to-move silhouettes. Collections this spring offer versatility for work and play, focusing on functionality. This trend embraces the idea that smart fabrics can offer new flexibility, breathability, and sporty aesthetics to our spring wardrobes.

Items

  • Wrap-over paneled skirts
  • Tennis inspired wrap skirts and shift dresses
  • Slouchy pants
  • Sport infused short sets
  • Tunic length tanks
  • Sweatshirts reinvented in draped fabrics

Details

  • D-rings
  • Quilted elbows and shoulder insets
  • Hidden pockets and inset zippers
  • Kangaroo pockets
  • Asymmetric cut tunics
  • Velcro
  • Piping trims
  • Rib-knit cuffs and necklines
  • Racer-backs and fronts

Fabrics

  • Performance fabric blocked with chiffons and crepes
  • Mesh
  • Quilted
  • Experimental performance textiles
  • Geometric embossed organza
  • Jersey
  • Soft-to-the-touch brushed fabrics
  • French fleece

Colors

  • Crisp whites
  • Grays
  • Burgundy
  • Color blocked wide stripes
  • Black-blue
  • Yellow
  • Deep navy


Year of the Woman Trend



TREND 5:YEAR OF THE WOMAN

Inspiration

This trend has been building for years, and has finally nudged its way into consumers’ prominent awareness. With a focus on leadership, freedom, and women empowerment, this trend is about strength and femininity. Clean lines help with structure, while soft fabrics and bold colors soften. Power suits in uncanny fabrics like leather and sheer mesh keep women in the present, while acknowledging the influence of women from years past.

Items

  • Suits with strong lines and feminine features
  • Pencil skirts with wide belt emphasis
  • Strong shouldered, 80s inspired power suits
  • Slacks with extra pleated fronts
  • Soft trench style dresses
  • High-waist slim slacks
  • Claccic blouses featuring ruffles, ties, and bows
  • Double-breasted jacket dresses
  • Pedal pushers
  • Duster coats

Details

  • Jabots
  • Dropped waist yoke skirts
  • Double-breasted jackets
  • Pin-tucks
  • Drop-waist trousers
  • Cargo pockets
  • Soft belted jackets
  • Cap sleeves

Fabrics

  • Crepe
  • Jacquard
  • Gamine silk
  • Gaberdine
  • Navy pinstripes
  • Cotton twill
  • Spring tweeds
  • Houndstooth

Colors

  • White
  • Monochromic
  • Kaleidoscopic color with vibrant prints
  • Purples to plums
  • Deep navy
  • Warm red

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