Casual Friday Resolutions.

the trends that are bound to be in the spotlight this year.

inspiration from the Far-West.

this year, designers are coming back to the roots. they get their inspiration from hippie prints such as tie-die, spirals and flowers. The colors remain simple and usually are provided through brown and yellow hues.Here are some examples from the Chloé, Valentino, Anna Sui,  and Gucci runways.

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Is it a shirt? No, let’s wear it as a dress!

the new trend is to show the legs, and leave a subtle gap for the tights. using collared shirts as a base, the buttons are left undone, suggesting a bit, but with class. Shirtdresses from Altuzarra, Zana Bayne.

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Feathers.

Soft & sweet, but with an attitude. Feathers are used playfully in fashion this year. It is elegant for Oscar de la Renta, lolita like at Fendi, nightly at Erdem and colorful for Dsquared².

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Bright Leather.

Instead of revisiting the black leather coat, designers used their imaginations to show new perspectives on leather, playing with structures, length and mainly using lighter colors. Creations by Loewe, Acne, Proenza Schouler and Prada.

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Zen attitude.

more and more stress in everyday life, busier jobs. it might be time to slow down on the eccentricity and focus on softer materials, more comfortable cuts and relaxing colors to make it easier. Here are some designs by the Row, Isabel Marant, Lanvin and Hermès.

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Culottes are in.

This is a trend that might come as surprising for some. It takes a lot of fantasy and confidence to pull it off but the runways have shown us that a great look can nevertheless be achieved. Culottes by DKNY, Hermès, Chanel and Marni.

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Denim Mania.

Back to the basics, but that doesn’t mean the basics remain the same. New cuts and structures are brought to the idyllic denim. It is often used for skirts and dresses as well. Creations by Anthony Vaccarello, Stella McCartney, Kenzo and Fendi.

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Blossom.

It seems to be that the designers wish to whisk away grey clouds. To do so, they use flowery prints and bright colors, that immediately bring a smile to your face. It is fresh and vibrant. Designs by Viktor & Rolf, House of Holland, Diane von Furstenberg and Karen Walker.

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A la Bardot.

Checks are likely to make a comeback this year again. Gingham is less obviously sensual then the previous years. This time, it is used elegantly and is reinvented. Designs by Diane von Furstenberg, Richard Nicoll, Bottega Veneta and Balmain.

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Underground Party.

More and more secret raves are taking place and people feel the need to escape the routine. This desire is transcribed in fashion by using electric shades that remind us of the beating lights. Designs by Peter Pilotto, Preen and Moschino.

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adé.

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