The Top 15 Runway Trends for F/W 2017

Here they are: the most important trends for the F/W 2017 season. Americana vibes, a powerful way to wear red, and vintage-inspired everything. Enjoy this comprehensive look at the pieces you’ll be wearing shortly. Deconstructed clothing is here to stay as well as florals and leisure suits. If you are looking at the new skirts, mid-length is the way to go.

I cannot wait for this beautiful season to arrive in stores.

LoL, Sandra

F/W 2017 TREND 1: POWER RED
Givenchy – Fendi – Max Mara

F/W 2017 TREND 2: FUTURISTIC SILVER
Saint Laurent – Chanel – Comme des Garçons

F/W 2017 TREND 3: NEW TRANSPARENCY
Calvin Klein – Miu Miu – Emilio Pucci

F/W 2017 TREND 4: WILD WEST
House of Holland – Balmain – Alexander Wang

F/W 2017 TREND 5: FOLKLORE
Gucci – Etro – Maison Margiela

F/W 2017 TREND 6: EVENING VELVET
Jason Wu – Alberta Ferretti – Erdem

F/W 2017 TREND 7: RETRO FUR
Louis Vuitton – Michael Kors – Loewe

F/W 2017 TREND 8: ’70s PLAID
Tory Burch – Marni – Hermès

F/W 2017 TREND 9: FEATHERS
Prada – Mary Katrantzou – Elie Saab

F/W 2017 TREND 10: LEISURE SUITS
Chloé – Marc Jacobs – Ashish

F/W 2017 TREND 11: BROAD SHOULDERS
Dries Van Noten – Jacquemus – Isabel Marant

F/W 2017 TREND 12: RECYCLING
Dolce & Gabbana – Moschino – Junya Watanabe

F/W 2017 TREND 13: LACE OVERLAY
Stella McCartney – Burberry – Alessandra Rich

F/W 2017 TREND 14: WALLPAPER FLORALS
Mulberry – Emilia Wickstead – Balenciaga

F/W 2017 TREND 15: DENIM SUITS
Sacai – Christian Dior – Esteban Cortazar

Photos: Via Vogue.com

The Top 15 Runway Trends for S/S 2016

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Here they are: the most important trends for the S/S 2016 season. Scroll through my forecast to see which styles will be on everyone’s shopping list next season. Let’s be honest, there is nothing really new, but that is the beauty of our century. Everything is possible!

LoL, Sandra

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S/S 2016 TREND 1: SWEET GIRLS
Miu Miu – Gucci – Dries Van Noten

SS2016 Sleepwear

S/S 2016 TREND 2: SLEEPWEAR
Balenciaga – Loewe – Alexander Wang

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S/S 2016 TREND 3: ARM CANDY
Dior – Fendi – Céline

SS2016 Off the shoulder

S/S 2016 TREND 4: OFF THE SHOULDER
Sonia Rykiel – Proenza Schouler – Edun

SS2016 Romanticism

S/S 2016 TREND 5: ROMANTICISM
Alexander McQueen – Saint Laurent – Etro

SS2016 Tribal

S/S 2016 TREND 6: TRIBAL
Balmain – Prada – Valentino

SS2016 Jungle

S/S 2016 TREND 7: JUNGLE
Roberto Cavalli – Versace – Bottega Veneta

SS 2016 Tie-Dye

S/S 2016 TREND 8: TIE-DYE
Narciso Rodriguez – Altuzarra – Paco Rabanne

SS 2016 Fine Lines

S/S 2016 TREND 9: FINE LINES
Salvatore Ferragamo – Stella McCartney – Tommy Hilfiger

SS2016 Stars and Stripes

S/S 2016 TREND 10: STARS & STRIPES
Lacoste – Marc Jacobs – Max Mara

SS2016 Boyish Overalls

S/S 2016 TREND 11: BOYISH OVERALLS
Louis Vuitton – Isabel Marant – Ralph Lauren Collection

SS 2016 Denim

S/S 2016 TREND 12: NEW DENIM
Derek Lam – Chloé – Chanel

SS2016 Disco Sparkle

S/S 2016 TREND 13: DISCO SPARKLE
Lanvin – Vetements – Nina Ricci

SS 2016 Silver

S/S 2016 TREND 14: SILVER
Victoria Beckham – Tom Ford – Courrèges

SS2016 Transparency

S/S 2016 TREND 15: TRANSPARENT EMOTIONS
Dolce & Gabbana – Emilio Pucci – Burberry Prorsum

Photos: Via Vogue.com

At the Akris S/S 2013 Show & After Party

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“90 looks, exceptionally once, for the 90th anniversary in a Roberto Burle Marx inspired garden. The Brazilian landscape architect, plantsman and painter invented a new language for modern landscape design. He abandoned the tradition of the straight line and cultivated a passion for curved and sensual lines. His work is, in the detail and as a whole, always one and the same. Inimitable!”

AKRIS is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. A wonderful reason for Albert and Peter Kriemler to throw a party after the presentation of the S/S 2013 collection during Paris Fashion Week. 90 looks were shown on the runway of which many were noticeably transparent. Sexy without being vulgar – Albert Kriemler is one of the rare designers who can make this work in an elegant and sophisticated way. The collection was inspired by landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx and the prints as well as the setting of the show resembled a beautiful greenhouse. Tailoring is the soul of Akris and played a huge role as usual. The colour palette developed from black to basic shades such as white and beige to vibrant hues of green, yellow and fluo coral pink. The only look that was a little too extravagant for me was the shift dress with a gigantic organza leaf appliqué (see collage above). Personally speaking, I like Albert Kriemler’s modern jungle chic, a worthy jubilee collection!

Have a look at the collection below and see which celebrity attended the show:

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“Style is all about the woman; it’s about her personality. You should notice the woman first, and what she is wearing follows.” – Albert Kriemler

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Princess Charlene of Monaco, who is a huge fan of  the Akris brand, attended the show and listened to the very emotional speech given by Peter Kriemler, Global President of Akris, in honour of the house’s 90th anniversary. Later, she joined the after party.

NORA-SANDRA_KIM_SARAAt the party: Nora Baldenweg, Kim Dang (NZZ) and Sara Allerstorfer (Bolero Magazine) with me.

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« AKRIS » by Valerie Steele 11 x 14 in – 28 x 35 cm |192 pages | 150 illustrations | Hardcover
available in English and German $125 – €100 – £80

Limited Edition of 90 11 x 14 in – 28 x 35 cm |192 pages | 150 illustrations | Hardcover with Horsehair bag
Available in English and German $1922 – €1922
Fall 2012, Assouline

A great book that maps the rich heritage of Akris and its dynamic evolution in the recent years.

Akris is available in Zurich at Gassmann.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Akris and @ Sandra Bauknecht

At the Stella McCartney F/W 2011 Show

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Me inside...

..sitting next to Tim Blanks from style.com.

..sitting next to Tim Blanks from style.com.

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The fashionable crowd is waiting for...

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...the show to begin.

The first looks were sculptural pleated silhouettes in black and astro blue.

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Stella defined a new silhouette with broader shoulders borrowed from the menswear. She is always strong when it comes to tailoring. For winter, it will be masculine and exggerated. Her knitwear pieces were all about texture. I loved the gold foil felted wool in bold volumes.

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The show got better from piece to piece. Blue velvet was bonded with scuba stretch, introducing body contouring silhouettes. Those dresses are so sexy. 
Hand embroidered spots floated on transparent tulle. Separates were layered using different sizes of polka dots to graphic effect.

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Accessories echoed the collection, from stiletto pumps with gold foiled soles to flat masculine loafers and clutches made of hand cut resin with rounded brass details for evening. So beautiful!

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The Finale

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Look whom and what I spotted after the show:

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Grace Coddington

Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo

Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo

Model Liya Kebede

Model Liya Kebede

Aline Weber in a Marc Jacobs jacket

Aline Weber in a Marc Jacobs jacket

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Floor-sweeping fur at Stella, I am sure she wasn't happy about that!

Floor-sweeping fur at Stella, I am sure she wasn't happy about that!

Stay tuned as I got some great streetstyle shots today in front of the opera!

LoL, Sandra

Miu Miu’s Special Edition Bags

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Have a look at Miu Miu`s new S/S 2010 Special Edition of light and transparent handbags that will be available exclusively in Miu Miu Stores from May. The iconic bag has been reworked in plex with silkscreened birds and comes in five different colours. As transparency is a big trend this season, this would be a great piece to own.

LoL, Sandra

 

 

Accessory Report S/S 2010: Transparency

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One of the trends for accessories next season is transparency. PVC and plexiglass are used as major materials for shoes and bags. The Prada tote with the leather handles and the detachable case will be a good choice for flying as you could probably avoid discussions with the security guards. The other positive aspect might be that you will find all your  personal belongings very easily…… but be careful others will do, too! Besides you better be very tidy and have no hidden secrets!

A gorgeous choice are the Prada mules with the plexiglass heel and the crystal chandelier details.

I am looking forward to seeing your life in your bag.

LoL, Sandra