Spring/Summer 2017 fashion trends

Designers celebrate modern interpretations of femininity in Spring/Summer 2017. The fashion world plays with balance, melding grace and confidence, delicate details with steely resolve, and a fascinating interplay of pastels and solids.

SILVERSTYLES highlights 14 trends that dominate fashion this season – overgrown blossoms, striped creations, utilitarian chic, slit sleeves, geometric slices, modern patchwork, cropped tops, on the fringe, asymmetrical hemlines, rosy blush, sweet ruffles, single-shoulder narrative, bright lights, and pastels.
Overgrown blossoms
Florals once again bloom on the runways with fashion houses sending down their interpretations of colourful bouquets, whether big and bright or delicate yet effusive.  
First row: Ailanto+, Blugirl, Esther Noriega+, Fendi
Second row: Giorgio Armani, Zang Toi*, Marchesa*, Naeem Khan*

*lev radin/Shutterstock.com
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Striped creations
Joyous bands of colour glide down Spring runways in imaginative expressions of linear glee. Even the standard black-and-white stripes are given an eclectic touch.
First row - Desigual*, Esther Noriega+, Etro, Fendi
Second row - Ports 1961, Proenza Schouler*, Ulises Merida+, Valentino

*Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.com
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Utilitarian chic
Fashion meets functionality in this new, uncluttered silhouette that borrows elements from menswear while retaining its feminine and ultra-modern vibe.
First row - Emporio Armani, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Juan Vidal (Getty Images)
Second row - Nickolas K
(Fashionstock.com/Shutterstock.com), Paul Smith, Valentino, Versace


Slit sleeves

Fashion allows a sneak peek at arms through buttoned down, slit or zippered sleeves. This ingenious detail adds panache and flair to already stylish ensembles.
First row - agnes b, Custo Barcelona*, Elie Saab, Lacoste*
Second row - Michael Kors*, Ports 1961, Prabal Gurung*, Tadashi Shoji (Fashionstock.com/Shutterstock.com)

*Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.com
Geometric slices
Subtle angular and circular cutouts bestow a quirky sophistication on designers' creations, belying fashion’s enduring fascination with all things geometric.
First row: Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, Balmain*, Custo Barcelona*, Duyos+
Second row: Juan Vidal +, Marchesa**, Prabal Gurung** Roberto Torretta (catwalker/Shutterstock.com)
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**Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.com
Modern patchwork
Arts and crafts reach the runways, with varying perpectives yielding anything from the romantic and dreamy to the comfy and playful like Versace's play on motocross motifs. 
First row: Alexander McQueen* , Anna Sui+, Balmain*, Etro
Second row: Nicole Miller**, Tadashi Shoji **, Versace, Zimmermann+
+Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.com
**lev radin/Shutterstock.com


Cropped tops

Fashion sets aside time for literal navel gazing as cropped tops allow the lithe and the svelte to show off enough skin while still in the confines of modern decency.
First row: Blugirl, Blumarine, Emporio Armani, Etro
Second row: Ports 1961, Proenza Schouler (Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.com), Tadashi Shoji (Fashionstock.com/Shutterstock.com), Versace


On the fringe

Models sashay down Spring/Summer runways in fringe-accented outfits as designers resort to the frilly detail for a sophisticated flurry or a bohemian vibe. 
First row: Custo Barcelona*, Elie Saab, Emporio Armani, Marchesa*
Second row: Giorgio Armani, Nicole Miller+, Tadashi Shoji*, Tory Burch+
+lev radin/Shutterstock.com


Zigs and zags

Layers upon layers of fabric create the season's asymmetrical hemlines, which redefine proportion and play with lengths in outfits that are anything but generic.
First row: Elie Saab, Etro, Ion Fiz*, Juanjo Oliva*
Second row: Juan Vidal*, Laurel (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images), Proenza Schouler (Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.com), Tadashi Shoji (lev radin/Shutterstock.com)
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Rosy blush

Designers colour the runway pink as they paint their stunning creations in the shade's various hues. Hot pinks and fuchsias likewise make a powerful, evocative statement. 
First row: Blumarine, Fendi, Hannibal Laguna (Getty Images), Jeremy Scott*
Second row: Juana Martin (catwalker/Shutterstock.com), Monique Lhuillier*, Paul Smith, Valentino
*Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.com


Sweet ruffles

Ruffles are transformed from accent to main element this season, with fashion houses unleashing them in ingenious ways to infuse ensembles with character and verve.
First row: Alexander McQueen (Fashionstock.com/Shutterstock.com), Blumarine, Giorgio Armani, Juan Vidal*
Second row: Marchesa (lev radin/Shutterstock.com), Roberto Torretta*, The 2nd Skin*, Zimmermann (Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.com)
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Single-shoulder narrative
One-shoulder drapes speak volumes. This versatile detail bestows a romantic feel on charming evening gowns and a sporty and even rebellious air to casual getups.
First row: Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, Ulises Merida*, Blugirl, Elie Saab
Second row: Giorgio Armani, Hannibal Laguna*, Naeem Khan (lev radin/Shutterstock.com), Saint Laurent
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Bright lights

The shine is on as metallic tones and lamé details create a blindingly dazzling spectacle on Spring/Summer runways. Gold, silver and copper all make a scintillating appearance. 
First row: Balmain (Fashionstock.com/Shutterstock.com), Blumarine, Duyos*, Elie Saab
Second row: Giorgio Armani, Monique Lhuillier (Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.com), Saint Laurent, The 2nd Skin*  
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Light breeze
Pastels capture the soft, soothing aura of the season, with baby pinks and powder blues, apple greens and silky salmons casting a luminescent spell on fashion.  
First row: Blugirl, Emporio Armani, Blumarine, Etro
Second row: Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Amaya Arzuaga (catwalker/Shutterstock.com), Versace

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