Resort 2018 Style Forecasting

So it's midyear 2017 in the Pacific Northwest and the waters are just beginning to warm and the sunsets are getting more gorgeous every day. My mission this summer is to think ahead to next year to plan my spring collection for 2018! I always begin with the latest runway shows and study the trend predictions. This year I consulted www.vogue.com.

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The first trend that was mentioned is that white is right as reflected by British designer Stella Mc Cartney in her Resort 2018 collection. Love her tailored yet feminine take on white.

And, believe it or not, that old school hue, lime green, has reemerged from the 1970's and is reappearing in its most neon form. Here Delpozo mixes it with pastels.

Moving on to patterns, looks like Gucci covers all bases with lots and lots of floral print, not the dark florals that have been so popular, but brightly colored florals like only Gucci would think of.

Not only florals were brightly hued, but stripes in every shape and form were more popular than ever. Missoni knows how to tell that story beautifully.

Not only florals were brightly hued, but stripes in every shape and form were more popular than ever. Missoni knows how to tell that story beautifully.

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We've all heard of athleisure, a very popular look for the past several years. Well, it has been elevated and is now called glamleisure. Valentino has taken the track suit to astounding new levels.

And what about all you boho chic global gypsies out there? Christian Dior has news for you. You are going to take your cues from those canyon girls of the desert Southwest and next year you are going to be known as a chic cowgirl.

 

The final trend mentioned by Vogue is that of the Goddess Figure. Beautiful, flowy gowns for evening were everywhere on the runways. Here Chanel pairs their gown with gladiator sandals to add power to their goddess image.

So where do I begin? I do have some ideas.... not sure how they will work for the powerful goddess figure or the glamleisurist, but if you are a Buddhist chic cowgirl I think I have something for you!

So where do I begin? I do have some ideas.... not sure how they will work for the powerful goddess figure or the glamleisurist, but if you are a Buddhist chic cowgirl I think I have something for you!

Posted on July 10, 2017 .