A Fashion Recap of 2018: What Was Hot


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In 2018, we saw remarkable fashion trends, from glamorous outfits on the red carpet to simple looks on the streets. Fashion trendsetters got the style inspiration they needed to put together a unique and fresh outfit. These outfits were uplifting, joyous, and colorful ideas for fashion lovers across the globe. Most of these were showcased in the different fashion weeks in the recently concluded fashion month.

Here are a few fashion trends that were out of this world.

Summer Trends 2018

Fashion houses made sure they stayed on top of their game this summer. Pantone announced this year’s color. Soon after the announcement, we saw designers raid the Pantone color chart, in search for exciting primary colors for their designs. Some decided to go with Crayola colors, which saw colors like tomato red, and made a strong showing everywhere, including Victoria Beckham to Preen. Pastel colors also made it to the list.

Looks from the 80s made a comeback this summer after Virgil Abloh dedicated his entire off-white show to Princess Diana’s heydays. The look entailed puffy sleeves, which were also incorporated into the streetwear that had puff-sleeved jackets, Pristine white slouchy boots, big-shouldered printed dresses and high-waist jeans.

Some check prints and feather cloths also stood out this summer. Summer check print included folksy ginghams at Loewe, beautiful bright shopper bag checks at Mary Katrantzou, and sweet red and blue plaids at Alexander McQueen.

The summer beach clothes collection was breathtaking. Marc Jacobs’ works stood out with his mash-up of swirly prints, rainbow colors, and turbans. The last summer trend was the transparent rain macs that flooded the streets.

Autumn and Winter Trends 2018

Autumn fashion trends brought exciting combinations. Color-blocking was the ‘in’ thing, with beautiful and unusual palettes displaying everywhere. Other color-blocking looks included full-on Keith Haring neon at Prada, tonal-blocking a la Rothko at Marni, Matisse-style primary color combos at Marc Jacobs, and David Hockney pastels at Eudon Choi.

70s fashions blew up in autumn, with designs like Roksanda’s uptown girl, Marco de Vincenzo’s flares, and Louis Vuitton’s sporty Jersey dresses. Floral prints, which are for summer looks, were seen throughout autumn. Designers also added dark, dramatic touches for the winter look.

Another trendy look this autumn was the animal wear. Zebra boots, python ankle boots, croc coats, and leopard coats and dresses were seen in dominant fashion houses. Isabel Marant showed her support for snake-patterned trousers, while Victoria Beckham showed love to leopard print. This autumn also saw

Gucci announce that it would no longer use real fur in its line. The decision was also followed by other brand names across the globe.

Hats, for a long time, have been the autumn biggest accessory. Raf Simons set the tone during New York Fashion Week with knitted balaclavas. Versace also set the trend with colored 80s berets and large silk headscarf. You can check more collections on sites like BNB heaven.

Shoe and bag designers also upped their game. Over-the-knee boots became extremely trendy. PVC details, slingback shoes, kitten heels, combat boots, and men and women’s cowboy boots were also famous sights this year.

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