2016 is the season of mashups. FORGET ALL THE RULES – this summer we’ll be wearing our underwear as outerwear, rocking sportswear on the dancefloor and flaunting extravagant jewels in the office. Fabrics REBEL, colours RIOT and shoulders are the new ‘THING’. Brace yourself girls, House Of Maguie’s spring-summer ‘16 trend guide is HERE!
L-R: Alexander Wang, Jeanne Black Sheer Stretch Lace Bodysuit £45.00 by MAGUIE, Calvin Klein
Get ready to UNLEASH your bedroom style. Silk, lace and sheer fabrics, delicate trimmings and slinky layers all feature in the Celine, Dior and Calvin Klein shows. Pair your lingerie ensemble with trainers, a la Alexander Wang, for extra style points.
ICE CREAM SHADES
L-R: Gucci, Julia Rose One Shoulder Bandage Dress £89.00 by MAGUIE, Oscar De La Renta
Nothing screams SUMMER like a delicious ice cream shade and the catwalks sure got our mouths watering with their tempting hues. Palma-violet coloured, retro two-pieces at Oscar De Le Renta and pastel pink, billowy frocks at Gucci all beautifully encapsulated that sweet summer vibe.
L-R: Roberto Cavalli, Babe High-rise Extreme Rip Skinny Vintage Jeans £70.00 by MAGUIE
2016 is the year denim gets LOUD. Perfect for expressing yourself, the plethora of patches, rips, studs and embroidery on denim this season indicates the simple skinny jean is OVER! Make like Roberto Cavalli and balance the trend out by teaming a pretty top with a pair of distressed jeans.
ARTFULLY EXPOSED SHOULDERS
L-R: Wes Gordon, Sorella Nude Collar Neck Bustier Bandage Dress £89.00 by MAGUIE, Proenza Schouler
Cut-out shoulder designs were ALL OVER the catwalks for SS16. Spotted at Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler and Balmain (to name a few) artfully exposing a shoulder has never been sexier.
L-R: Valentino, Malonia Velvet Studded Bodycon Dress £69.00 by MAGUIE, Valentino
Edge up pretty summer pieces this season with tough studs for a festival ready look. Stud-loving designer Valentino didn’t disappoint by adorning his creations with lashings of leather, rivets, hardware and lace.
L-R: Chloe, Cici Shell Nude Satin Bomber Jacket £65.00 by MAGUIE, Alexander Wang
Sportswear slinks down the catwalks this season in a number of glamorous guises. Alexander Wang offsets a satin maxi dress by slinging a sporty bomber over the top, whilst Chloe transforms the tracksuit from lazy to luxurious.
L-R: Hermes, Laya Red Deep Plunge Lace Up Bandage Dress £109 by MAGUIE, Dries Van Noten
From solid blocks of colours at Hermes to clashing shades at Dries Van Noten, the hues of the rainbow are having one hell of a PARTY this season. Channel the trend by rocking a vibrant bright head to toe, or create a colour carnival by teaming CLASHING shades together.
L-R: Christian Dior, Natalie Oval Earrings White £69.00 by MAGUIE, Gucci
For a fresh take on embellishment this season, jewels are paired with bare faces and messy hair for a carefree, yet elegant look. Gucci contrasts shoulder-dusting earrings with schoolgirl glasses for a youthful vibe, whilst Christian Dior adds glamour to formal ensembles by teaming chunky gem chokers with blazers and ponytails.
CAUGHT IN A NET
L-R: Valentino, Shaila White Cut-out Bandage Dress + Shorties £89.00 by MAGUIE, Proenza Schouler
Fabrics rebel this season, with the likes of Proenza Schouler and Valentino fashioning evening dresses out of netted materials. Elegant yet a touch risqué, flaunt a netted frock this season to nail that pretty punk style.
L-R: Anna Sui, Venus Green Fringed Bodycon Bandage Dress £79 by MAGUIE, Boss
Swish, swoosh - the catwalks came ALIVE with movement thanks to this fun and carefree trend. From ethnic tassels at Anna Suit to chic fringing at Boss, there’s no excuse to be seen without a fringe this season.
L-R: Valentino, Hipinose Black Asymmetric Bandage Dress £109 by MAGUIE, Alberta Ferretti
Alberta Ferretti and Valentino were just a few of the designers to celebrate world fashion in the shape of exotic patterns, ethnic jewellery and rustic leathers. A HOT trend for stylish wanderers, this look is all you need to be a tribal trailblazer this season.
So which trends will you be working this summer ladies? Do you dare to flaunt a net, shoulder or bold colour? Let us know!