Top trend: Tropical Prints
Maxime Der Nahabedian,
Looking into this next top trend, it seems brands all over the fashion capitals have reached a
consensus: Resort 2018 will be about the tropical print. Sure, that’s no actual surprise given that
Resort is the time you yearn for that perfect vacation look (or at least the idea of it). Still, there is
something to be said about the palm trees and tropical wonders found on this season’s wardrobe.
Even though very eclectic, the standout features of this trend are somehow all connected to each other
as we see various brands dipping into similar inspirations at the same time. In fact, one designer
seems to check all the boxes, namely MSGM’s Massimo Giorgetti. The overall understanding when it
comes to the tropical print seems to be that it rarely goes understated or toned-down. By the look of it,
brands like Miu Miu, Sonia Rykiel or Oscar de la Renta, alongside MSGM, definitely got the memo.
They all presented full tropical looks with all-over prints that not only pumped up the volume but
noticeably went on the more graphic side.
Looking at it twice, the print is not your typical green-on- green, sun-kissed motif. At Michael Kors,
Pringle of Scotland and, again, MSGM, tropics are seen in blue (and we’re not talking about the
cocktail). More so, neon colors like fuchsia pink and lemon yellow are definitely paving their way
into our tropical attire, sometimes with the added edge of beaming embroidered motifs – just like on
one of Versace’s denim jackets.
Surprisingly enough, this tropical state of mind seems to fit outerwear pieces as well, specifically
sportswear jackets. For example, that banana leaf print found on a floor-length, strapless Oscar de la
Renta gown exudes a totally different vibe on a hooded, zipped-up sportswear jacket. Same goes for
Massimo Giorgetti and Valentino, which designs practically sum up what this trend is all about this
season: graphic prints and vibrant colors somehow meant for all-around practical clothes.
Maxime Der Nahabedian
Initially trained to become a specialized translator from English and German to French, Maxime has been writing for fashion and lifestyle publications for about three years. First as a Managing Editor for the quarterly fashion & art magazine Crash where he worked on ten issues, then most recently for the French online media Saywho.fr. His topics of choice go from fashion shows and exhibitions reviews to interviews with various cultural figures (Beth Ditto, Lilly Collins, Aitor Throup).
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