There’s no better way to predict if a trend is really a trend than identifying the recurring themes of the commercially in sync New York Fashion Week. Its only day two of fashion month and there is already one trend designers are taking a shine to – satin. Everyone, including you, will be wearing this key SS17 fabric.
Hellessy Spring/Summer ’17
Give them Hellessy! Would you wear satin wide leg trousers? Hellessy opens a chic case for the style. The sleek pants caught our magpie eye amid the SS17 collections of NYFW Day 2, and we have to say, Hellessy struck gold, literally. The flowing silhouette provides the illusion of fluidity, a cute contrast with the boxy appeal of the statement stripe bell sleeve top. Bringing Italian luxury to the streets of New York, the famed Amalfi Coast paintings of Eric Zener inspired Hellessy’s spring collection. You book the flight – we’ll pack the satin!
Marissa Webb Spring/Summer ’17
Satin blouse, please meet leather trousers. We’re 100% copying Marissa Webb’s SS17 styling trick now. The former Creative Director of mega-retailer Banana Republic, credited for her cool, city-girl aesthetic knows a thing or two about what real girls want. Astutely aware of how the runway-to-retail, buy-now wear-now model works, Marissa Webb’s focus on satin proves the silk-to-touch fabric should be a focal point in your AW16, transeasonal and SS17 collections. One of Webb’s key pieces was the orange silk peasant blouse, a somewhat oxymoron that will work for the luxury-with-a-twist customer.
Creatures of the Wind Spring/Summer ’17
The rock star girlfriend’s answer to satin played a huge part at the Creature of the Wind SS17 runway. The design duo Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier’s Kate Moss-twist on satin came in metallic silver cropped jackets, slouch pants and festival-ready dresses. The models walked to Julee Cruise performing Twin Peaks’ eerie theme tune. Major ‘90s David Lynch nostalgia! The collection intrinsically linked with David Lynch’s quote “This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top”.
Skirts, blouses, shorts and trousers, no matter what the garment make sure it’s satin. Our recommendations? Be a season ahead and show off your style smarts with Parisian Wholesale’s ’90s-inspired red satin wrap slip dress:
1-up the street style competition with Parisian’s pink ruffle bell sleeve wrap playsuit: