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    FW 16/17 Women’s Top Runway Trends, The Highlights    

As the Women’s FW 16/17 runway season recently concluded and the Women’s ready-to-wear season soon to follow, you can count on Fashion Snoops to bring you the top trend highlights as the shows wrap up.

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    THEME: Beaux Arts / New York    

Beaux Arts reflects Fashion Snoops’ Visionary trend of the same name. While there is a 70s component, it is a clean and graphic look with statement stripes and traditional plaids. Victoria Beckham does it best with slim midi silhouettes and a retro palette.

    COLOR: Aurora Red / Milan    

Milan collections feature a more extensive range of colors than what appeared in London and New York. New softened tones like dusty peach and pink emerge. Blues convey a dominant message with compelling mid-shades of riverside and ocean. Aurora red remains key and is accompanied by jewel hues iris and wine. Spicy colors include mustard and burnt orange, while greens like forest and army are also highlighted.

    GRAPHIC: Clean Geos / London    

Geometrics are again clean, as we see perfect symmetrical repeats as well as shapely color blocking.

    DESIGN DETAIL: Ruffles / Milan    

Milan collections lived up to their Made in Italy branded craftsmanship with an abundance of frills and embellishments. Speaking of frills, ruffles were seemingly everywhere, along with various forms of embroidery, sequins and appliqué. Mixed media combinations were especially intricate, with some of the best examples involving fur. Pleats were another highlight. Silhouette direction focused on volume with exaggerated shoulders and full sleeves. Other highlights included neck ties and fur trim.

    MUST-HAVE: Overcoat / New York    

At our first view into the Fall/Winter season, New York designers tend to read commercial when it comes to key items. Must-haves from the collections include mid-calf silhouettes in either dresses or skirts, overcoats and culottes or wide leg pants. Dresses made quite an impression considering the season, with favorites like the slip, sweater or maxi dress. In skirts, a-line shapes move forward. Woven and knit tops continue the trend for higher necklines with Victorian blouses and turtleneck sweaters. Bow blouses are another highlight. In outerwear, classics like the parka and bomber jacket are accompanied by new sleeveless jacket and coat options.

    TOP DESIGNER: Mary Katrantzou / London    

Mary Katrantzou created a collection full of fun imagery that was shown throughout patterns and appliques. The designer talked backstage about a child’s love for dressing up and expanded into her love for early 50s Western styling, which reflected throughout the show.

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