Fashion Week Predictions: Trend forecast for the S/S 18 catwalk season

Every season, WGSN predicts the major themes that will dominate the key catwalks, from New York to Paris.

Ahead of the S/S 18 season kicking off next week at New York Fashion Week, our Catwalks Team bring you the latest trend prediction. Nostalgia is not a new fashion theme, but this season it takes on more of a unique story: one-of-a-kind sensibility. For the clothes themselves that means traditional shapes are reimagined in breathtaking hues, breaking rules in clashing contrasts. And for the wearer? It’s all about a strong sense of self, individuality, avoiding the feeling of ‘sameness’  by melding streetwear, unexpected vintage references, tailoring and active influences with a true resort flavour.



The style and comfort synonymous with the easy separates of the 1990s provide inspiration, along with empowered feminine drama – think Kate Moss and the supermodels of the era. Looks are casually layered or combined with contemporary tailoring and elegant eveningwear to create a relaxed and innovative edge. Lizzy Bowring, Head of Catwalks

Key colours – yellow, orange, lilac/violet, blue, grey, black, red, beige

Key prints & patterns – bold graphics, polka dots, tropical/exotic floral patterns

Key materials – technical blends, sheer synthetics, cotton fleece, sparkle, denim

Key items – 1990s silhouettes, oversized blazer, camisole dresses, slim trousers/leggings, athletic-inspired trousers

With 5 more trends to look forward this season, you can get the full WGSN Catwalks Predictions S/S 18  complimentary report now and be the first to know the upcoming runway trends.


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