Printed leggings fashion
Printed Leggings Fashion - Fusia. Spring/summer 2017 got off to a messy start. Not least because some of the shows we were viewing were on-season autumn/winter one's. Turns out expounding the merits of an autumn collection being available for purchase... – Drum roll – . In the autumn is hard when September in New York spells 30 degree heat and an even more heated pre-election political climate. That political subtext continued in London, as designers tried to come to terms with Brexit. They did this amid unrelenting waves of ruffles and uneven (disorderly?) hemlines. Milan, with typical Italian tenacity, sought to kill confusion with spectacle. And by the time we got to Paris, it was pops of fuchsia. However, you can mix that with Eighties throwbacks and kitten heels galore. Here are the four biggest trends of the spring/summer 2017 season. So how does printed leggings fashion fit in here you ask?
Miuccia Prada’s collection may have been about a return to “normal clothes”, semaphored in with that opening knee-length black skirt (or perhaps leggings), but she also threw in some left-field styling tips. Namely with bralettes over buttoned-up shirts, great with understated fashion leggings. (These cropped up again at Miu Miu, in the form of ruched Fifties bikini tops worn over utilitarian dresses.) Elsewhere Alexander Wang experimented with wrap-around styles, some sexier than others; Alexander McQueen showed studded leather ones with diaphanous dresses. Altuzarra gave them a retro makeover with tiny cherry prints and frills; Victoria Beckham paired bralettes with everything, including suits; and Céline offered crochet knitted bralettes (nipples clearly outlined) over shirts. A feisty take on officewear? Consider this glass ceiling ammunition.
Think pink – but not sugared almond or dusty rose or sickly bubblegum. No, the Paris catwalks defiantly dictated fuchsia, check out our fucia leggings. It cropped up at Topshop on pointed stilettos, resurfaced at Bottega Veneta in the form of a hot pink leather mackintosh, consequently it then came out loud and proud at usually neutral Hermès, here it comprised a stunning tulle skirted evening gown. Valentino sealed the deal with its cape/dress hybrid, tight at the neck to elegant effect, and Balenciaga followed up by pairing it with purple Spandex. Do you dare?
3. Deconstructed Shirting
A trend that began in New York and didn’t let up. The best were oversized and loud at Marques’Almeida. With cool one-shouldered and sexy at Victoria Beckham. And naïve and eccentrically cut at Jacquemus. Monse, Tome and Alexander Wang also added spins on the trend. chopping them up and adding extra sleeves and collars and cuffs. Conclusion: if you don’t have a blue striped shirt in your wardrobe now, buy one, and do the buttons up wrong. Or wait until spring to buy the best.
4. Kitten Heels
A close call, flatforms were a popular shape on the catwalk. Because maybe they will set off Printed Leggings Fashion, but the kitten heels have it and here’s why: Because the French street style set are all wearing them. Their's are classic black slingbacks from Prada or two-toned reissues from Chanel or tiny Céline pointed pumps. Regardless, we all know that where the French style set leads, we follow. Because at Dior they were branded, and at Loewe they were funky;only at Prada bordering on the ugly.