FASHION TRENDS Spring/Summer 2018 + How to Wear Them ǀ Justine Leconte

Hi everyone! It’s Justine. it’s time for a
new trend video:”the” fashion trends video for spring/summer 2018. as usual I looked
at what the runways had to offer, I summarized that into trend boards and I
will show you these boards now. to make the trends a bit more wearable in real
life, this time I focused on giving you different options from more daring to safer
and I will precisely explain and point you at where you can turn the trends
into something more wearable. the boards will be available on my website, as every
time for you to download, if you wish. it’s free 🙂 let’s start with the first
trend: PENCIL SKIRT REVISITED. a pencil skirt is a very classic item in a lady’s
wardrobe but it’s fun to see it in focus again this season, styled in multiple
different ways. I saw so many of them that I thought: “okay, this one has to be a
board”. the Fendi one is basic in cut but made more interesting by the pattern
especially since the top is striped too. in the end overall it’s a very interesting
look. the entire Fendi collection was either pencil or A-line: it’s a
commercial decision because with those two shapes, you can already match quite a
few different body types. but I think it’s good when brands pay attention to
what real women actually look like, so well done. the Erdem version adds in
texture and colors: it’s a bold skirt that would typically fit with a more
muted top and that’s exactly what they did:
the skirt is the statement. the blouse is more discreet. at Hermès, it’s a layer of
lace and you need to wear something underneath. but that’s a different option.
the Balenciaga woman seems very masculine and dominant to me, since the
new creative director arrived. here the skirt is already quite heavy but it’s
paired with a frankly man-inspired shirt on top of that. the overall look is very
bold. Calvin Klein: also under a new creative direction. it got very
sophisticated. I love this look where the top and the skirt match in color and in
material. the skirt is feminine but the top doesn’t show any cleavage and has
sleeves so the overall silhouette is more powerful. smart combination. I just
think that this model needs to eat more… you just saw 5 pencil skirts that all
start at the waist level and and below the knee. yet the different
textures, materials & colors create 5 completely different results! it’s a very
versatile piece that you can use as a statement element in your outfit or as a
supporting element. very versatile, that’s why it’s a classic piece. PRETTY PASTELS.
here we’re talking about a fantastic ice cream looking color palette. it actually
reminds me of a Louis Vuitton campaign and collection, a few years ago, that
showed ladies eating gelato in a macaron looking store. very very cute and I think
that trend (that feeling) is coming again. Hermès, Chanel and Preen presented full looks:
one color throughout. notice that the Hermès model looks absolutely stunning in that
color. I think her undertone is warm and this
macaroon yellow suits her incredibly well. that is a tip if you’re warm-toned. a full
look in one color is not always easy to pull out, though, so I added two further
examples. at Victoria Beckham, they combined two tones of purple which looks
elegant. and the shoes have a color intensity that’s similar to the clothes
so it’s not too loud… but in fact you do have 3 different colors in one
outfit and zero neutral. Céline combined a light pink plus a more intense yellow
plus yellow shoes but more muted and an ultraviolet top. what pops out in all
this? the top and the skirt. and why? because they are complementary colors!
now an easier way of doing pastels in real life is to pair them with neutrals,
with pieces that are more muted colors and that you already have in your
wardrobe. if you have one garment that is pastel and the others around it in
your look are more muted tones, then this piece is going to be your statement and
the rest is going to be supporting it. so it won’t be as over-the-top as you saw
on those trend boards, in full full pastel looks. by the way, ultra violet did
become the color of the year 2018 by Pantone. so Céline was again a visionary
brand. and I’ve done a video on that color of the year so if you’re
interested, I will link it here in the corner, as well as in the description
right below this video. SHORT STORY. usually in summer we get to see lots of
skirts and dresses: shorts are for “little girls” and boys or for sports
purposes. well, this year is different and I am really, really happy about it!
Tibi showed a casual chic look. when I see white looks like that, I think cruise &
resort. Off-White, on the other hand, made an office-appropriate version (not worn
with that top of course) but the shorts are black, tailored, super formal, very,
very chic. the one by Nina Ricci is fun because it’s totally oversized. I think
that’s new and it must be very comfortable for virtually any body type.
Isabel Marant created my favorite on this board: I like this kind of waist
belting thing. you can fold the shorts over at the bottom and you see this cute
salmon color. overall the piece looks extremely classy
and fresh. Vuitton presented a sporty version paired with a luxurious
jacket. I’m not sure about this one, that’s where the runway and the streets
part ways… unless your style is very bold and then let me know how you would style
it. shorts are like skirts but in much much more practical. so I’m sure
commercial brands are going to pick up on that one. CONTROLLED TRANSPARENCY.
sheer garments are always an issue in real life, let’s be honest. but it depends
where you place the transparency and where else you keep things opaque as
they should be. let’s have a look at the board. Missoni, floor-length and fully
transparent… maybe not… unless you’re wearing
something opaque underneath. D&G gathered the fabric to add more of it and to add opacity to the places that are
not meant to be on display. that’s a fabric manipulation technique
and I think it worked out really well here. Preen added stripes in the texture
and design details. the result almost looks like a normal dress. you don’t
necessarily see at first sight that is actually transparent. then gown maker
Pamella Roland used tulle but layered it until it became opaque. I think this
dress is ethereal and absolutely beautiful.
at Miu Miu, they wear a full outfit under the transparent fabric: problem solved.
now the more wearable version: it doesn’t have to be transparency all over. you can
limit the transparency effect to some places in your
outfit, in little bits. for instance you take a regular top and you layer organza
over it. it’s going to create a different color there. interesting effects. Or a
very light-weight jersey tank top over a more covering other top. this way you
play with layering and with different cuts. it’s also fun and it looks creative,
I think. every time people do that, I like it. you can also add tulle to the hem of a
perfectly opaque skirt as a finishing detail. it’s not always immediately you
going completely transparent on the streets. you can play with bits and
pieces of that. SLIP DRESS DRESS UP. wearing a slip dress is basically like
having almost nothing on, only the straps really touch your skin. it’s extremely
comfortable, especially if you’re living in a hot and humid weather. if that’s
your case, lucky you. you can get plenty of options to shop for this summer. but
the slip dress this year is getting “pimped up” so that you can actually wear
it from day to night. Dries van Noten presented a simple version, very boxy,
very loose. and then he added a more dressed up version with embellishments.
and here again you see that transparency we’ve just discussed, in the form of
layering over perfectly opaque and wearable fabric. the Ralph Lauren one
looks like a basic black slip dress from the front. but then with wings on the
sides. and the wings are bold and colorful. still very comfortable and
breathable, though. Alexander Wang created a twisted version in satin-looking
fabric, for the cool girl who goes straight from her bed to the party. and
then we have this fully sequined, beautiful evening dress but there again,
the model is so thin that the fit is actually poor. it’s a pity,
in my opinion. slip dresses are extremely comfortable and can be dressed up with
feels very easily. if you are doing a capsule wardrobe, it’s a very smart
garment to own. overall, I feel that this year, this summer, is much more dressed up
than the previous one. and I think it’s a nice direction! these are the 5 trends
that I have identified for this year, looking at tons of runway pictures (believe me!).
now I want to hear what trend is your favorite? is there one that you would
never do? because my job as a designer makes me look at everything from the
construction and the technique perspective, while you judge all that as a
wearer, which is a very different perspective. for you it’s “yeah, I’d wear that” or “hell no!”. so I’m very interested in your opinions 🙂 thumbs up if you
enjoyed this video, if you found some inspiration in here, thank you so much!
and I will link below in the description my 2 previous trend videos (so this
winter and summer last year) because in there I had mentioned feathers and
fringes and those two trends are still pretty much here this whole summer. so
the boards remain relevant for this year. on this channel you’ll get new fashion
videos every Wednesday and Sunday so don’t forget to subscribe and I will see
you very soon again. Take care. Bye!

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