2017 Fall/Winter | Five Essential Trends

Rich fabrics and metallic shine, intriguing pantsuits and chinoiserie cuts, plaid patterns and bright colors… Bloomindgale’s celebrates the arrival of the new season with an ode to feminity.

1. Material of the year

 The quintessential opulent fabric, soft to the touch and beautiful to look at, velvet takes over the season in a variety of ways, from embroidered coats and dresses to pinstripe flared trousers and simple cuts (Wandering, Peter Pilotto).

2. Space age

Futuristic, metallic high shine reminds us that the future is now, bringing drama and glitter to the season. Skirts, tops, dresses, pants, coats and all kinds of details in silver, gold and copper are all the shimmering rage (MSGM, Nicholas Kirkwood, Nancy Gonzalez).

3. More power to you

Hip power suits will definitely make you want to upgrade your wardrobe – work or otherwise. Coming in bold stripes, plaid checks, bright colors or no-frills, they are tailored to smartly accentuate the masculine-meet-feminine look (Cushnie Et Ochs, Alexandra Wang).

4. Nonchalant elegance

Loungewear is coming out of the bedroom with the robe coat, a hybrid between the kimono and the dressing gown. Embroidered or printed, in silk or in velvet, worn over jeans as a light jacket or on its own as an evening gown, the robe is decidedly fashion (Jonathan Simkhai, Black Coral, Taller Marmo).

5. Timeless plaid

The versatile geometric pattern is back with a vengeance and it comes with all of its broad heritage, from bright ‘70s comeback to traditional Scottish tartan and ‘90s grunge reminiscence. Checks are everywhere, either in full looks or in details (Tibi, Rag & Bone, Sea NY).

It’s also worth noting that accessories are also poised to make statements of their own. Master the art of the heel, particularly kitten ones (Charlotte Olympia, Sam Edelman, Aquazzura), or go for the sock boot – it gets higher and tighter than ever (Gianvito Rossi, Yeezy, Le Silla); as for bags, they come in all shapes and forms but are all very ladylike thanks to a number of ornaments (Zac by Zac Posen, Moni & J).