The SS/18 Trends You Need To Try Now

BY Michaela Williams / Mar 7 2018 / 13:36 PM

Need some shopping inspiration for the new season? Find your style tribe at Bloomingdale’s Dubai, with our favourite trends from local and international designers now available in-store

The SS/18 Trends You Need To Try Now

The mood-influencing power suit makes its return at Rag & Bone, with the structured shape a symbol of empowerment through threads. Whether you’re workin’ nine to five or out for something more social, a strong shoulder and pressed lapels combination will see you through the day. Try Dries Van Noten for a fun take on outerwear, and Huishan Zhang for a feminine take on the structured blazer.

Left: Dries Van Noten, Right: Huishan Zhang

Sports luxe
Philip Lim and Tibi’s warm-up tracksuits, mesh insert vests, and football varsity jackets are still claiming dominance off the field, with sports luxe detailing the real MVP for SS/18. MIx and match Maggie Marilyn's separates for an effortless look, with athletic-themed kicks making an impact.

Left: Maggie Marilyn, Centre: Maggie Marilyn, Left: Sacai

Feminine florals
Ground-breaking as it is, florals have made their return for spring, with Cushnie et Ochs, Costarellos, Alice McCall and AMQ among those falling in love again with a flower motif or floral embellishment. Add edge by clashing prints and shades for off-beat attitude.

Both: Alice McCall

Pretty in pastel
Millenial pink cuddles up to pale pistachio, apricot cream, and other sweet sorbet-inspired hues, with a rainbow of pastels appearing on  Mochi, Love Shack Fancy, Cinq a Sept, Misa and Elie Tahari. Romantic and flattering, the new wave of softer shades is the perfect antidote to a dark winter.

Left: Love Shack Fancy, Centre: Sau Lee, Right: Misa

Full transparency
We can see right through the latest releases from Givenchy, Zimmermann and Huishan Zhang. Transparent and sheer details are stand-out trend for SS/18, with perspex clutches and illusion heels anchoring the season’s looks.

Left: Zimmermann, Centre: Alice McCall, Right: Huishan Zhang

High shine
Join the gleam team with pieces that sparkle and shine. Alice & Olivia, Free People, Sacai, and L’Agence are embracing glittering sequins and glossy vinyl for a fashion-forward look that makes a major impact.

Left: Love Shack Fancy, Centre: Free People, Right: Love Shack Fancy

The ‘It’ flat
Structured and embellished flats and slides are stealing the spotlight, with graphic designs from Sophia Webster, Nicolas Kirkwood, Gia Couture and CosmoParis leading the pack. Creative straps and inspired colour-ways make each pair a stand-out buy.

Sophia Webster

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