There’s a fresh focus on statement silhouettes and inspiraional colour for spring/summer 2018. Stephanie Smith points the way to the new trends.
What’s in a colour? The dawning of a new mood and a new way of thinking, that’s what. We are moving toward a new, higher level of awareness and understanding. This we know because the designated colour for 2018 is Ultra Violet, a shade denoting creativity, reflecting an age characterised by inventiveness and imagination.
It’s all very inspiring, but it’s not the only must-have colour for 2018. There’s also Millennial Pink, although fashion cannot seem to decide what shade this actually is. Vibrant salmon seems closest.
There’s lavender, too, which has similar empowering connotations as violet, but is softer, more flattering and easier to wear, which explains why is popular in UK High Street collections for spring/summer 2018.
Energy and clear-thinking underpins new fashion for the coming year, with bold, clean silhouettes, clever use of pattern, head-to-toe tonal looks and a fresh, sweet new colour palette.