FASHION TRENDS Spring/Summer 2018 + How to Wear Them ǀ Justine Leconte

Hi everyone! It's Justine.

it's time for anew trend video:"the" fashion trends video for spring/summer 2018.

as usual I lookedat what the runways had to offer, I summarized that into trend boards and Iwill show you these boards now.

to make the trends a bit more wearable in reallife, this time I focused on giving you different options from more daring to saferand I will precisely explain and point you at where you can turn the trendsinto something more wearable.

the boards will be available on my website, as everytime for you to download, if you wish.

it's free 🙂 let's start with the firsttrend: PENCIL SKIRT REVISITED.

a pencil skirt is a very classic item in a lady'swardrobe but it's fun to see it in focus again this season, styled in multipledifferent ways.

I saw so many of them that I thought: "okay, this one has to be aboard".

the Fendi one is basic in cut but made more interesting by the patternespecially since the top is striped too.

in the end overall it's a very interestinglook.

the entire Fendi collection was either pencil or A-line: it's acommercial decision because with those two shapes, you can already match quite afew different body types.

but I think it's good when brands pay attention towhat real women actually look like, so well done.

the Erdem version adds intexture and colors: it's a bold skirt that would typically fit with a moremuted top and that's exactly what they did:the skirt is the statement.

the blouse is more discreet.

at Hermès, it's a layer oflace and you need to wear something underneath.

but that's a different option.

The Balenciaga woman seems very masculine and dominant to me, since thenew creative director arrived.

here the skirt is already quite heavy but it'spaired with a frankly man-inspired shirt on top of that.

the overall look is verybold.

Calvin Klein: also under a new creative direction.

it got verysophisticated.

I love this look where the top and the skirt match in color and inmaterial.

the skirt is feminine but the top doesn't show any cleavage and hassleeves so the overall silhouette is more powerful.

smart combination.

I justthink that this model needs to eat more.

you just saw 5 pencil skirts that allstart at the waist level and and below the knee.

yet the differenttextures, materials & colors create 5 completely different results! it's a veryversatile piece that you can use as a statement element in your outfit or as asupporting element.

very versatile, that's why it's a classic piece.


here we're talking about a fantastic ice cream looking color palette.

it actuallyreminds me of a Louis Vuitton campaign and collection, a few years ago, thatshowed ladies eating gelato in a macaron looking store.

very very cute and I thinkthat trend (that feeling) is coming again.

Hermès, Chanel and Preen presented full looks:one color throughout.

notice that the Hermès model looks absolutely stunning in thatcolor.

I think her undertone is warm and thismacaroon yellow suits her incredibly well.

that is a tip if you're warm-toned.

a fulllook in one color is not always easy to pull out, though, so I added two furtherexamples.

at Victoria Beckham, they combined two tones of purple which lookselegant.

and the shoes have a color intensity that's similar to the clothesso it's not too loud.

but in fact you do have 3 different colors in oneoutfit and zero neutral.

Céline combined a light pink plus a more intense yellowplus yellow shoes but more muted and an ultraviolet top.

what pops out in allthis? the top and the skirt.

and why? because they are complementary colors!now an easier way of doing pastels in real life is to pair them with neutrals,with pieces that are more muted colors and that you already have in yourwardrobe.

if you have one garment that is pastel and the others around it inyour look are more muted tones, then this piece is going to be your statement andthe rest is going to be supporting it.

so it won't be as over-the-top as you sawon those trend boards, in full full pastel looks.

by the way, ultra violet didbecome the color of the year 2018 by Pantone.

so Céline was again a visionarybrand.

and I've done a video on that color of the year so if you'reinterested, I will link it here in the corner, as well as in the descriptionright below this video.


usually in summer we get to see lots ofskirts and dresses: shorts are for "little girls" and boys or for sportspurposes.

well, this year is different and I am really, really happy about it!Tibi showed a casual chic look.

when I see white looks like that, I think cruise &resort.

Off-White, on the other hand, made an office-appropriate version (not wornwith that top of course) but the shorts are black, tailored, super formal, very,very chic.

the one by Nina Ricci is fun because it's totally oversized.

I thinkthat's new and it must be very comfortable for virtually any body type.

Isabel Marant created my favorite on this board: I like this kind of waistbelting thing.

you can fold the shorts over at the bottom and you see this cutesalmon color.

overall the piece looks extremely classyand fresh.

Vuitton presented a sporty version paired with a luxuriousjacket.

I'm not sure about this one, that's where the runway and the streetspart ways.

unless your style is very bold and then let me know how you would styleit.

shorts are like skirts but in much much more practical.

so I'm surecommercial brands are going to pick up on that one.


Sheer garments are always an issue in real life, let's be honest.

but it dependswhere you place the transparency and where else you keep things opaque asthey should be.

let's have a look at the board.

Missoni, floor-length and fullytransparent.

maybe not.

unless you're wearingsomething opaque underneath.

D&G gathered the fabric to add more of it and to add opacity to the places that arenot meant to be on display.

that's a fabric manipulation techniqueand I think it worked out really well here.

Preen added stripes in the textureand design details.

the result almost looks like a normal dress.

you don'tnecessarily see at first sight that is actually transparent.

then gown makerPamella Roland used tulle but layered it until it became opaque.

I think thisdress is ethereal and absolutely beautiful.

At Miu Miu, they wear a full outfit under the transparent fabric: problem solved.

Now the more wearable version: it doesn't have to be transparency all over.

you canlimit the transparency effect to some places in youroutfit, in little bits.

for instance you take a regular top and you layer organzaover it.

it's going to create a different color there.

interesting effects.

Or avery light-weight jersey tank top over a more covering other top.

this way youplay with layering and with different cuts.

it's also fun and it looks creative,I think.

every time people do that, I like it.

you can also add tulle to the hem of aperfectly opaque skirt as a finishing detail.

it's not always immediately yougoing completely transparent on the streets.

you can play with bits andpieces of that.


wearing a slip dress is basically likehaving almost nothing on, only the straps really touch your skin.

it's extremelycomfortable, especially if you're living in a hot and humid weather.

if that'syour case, lucky you.

you can get plenty of options to shop for this summer.

butthe slip dress this year is getting "pimped up" so that you can actually wearit from day to night.

Dries van Noten presented a simple version, very boxy,very loose.

and then he added a more dressed up version with embellishments.

And here again you see that transparency we've just discussed, in the form oflayering over perfectly opaque and wearable fabric.

the Ralph Lauren onelooks like a basic black slip dress from the front.

but then with wings on thesides.

and the wings are bold and colorful.

still very comfortable andbreathable, though.

Alexander Wang created a twisted version in satin-lookingfabric, for the cool girl who goes straight from her bed to the party.

andthen we have this fully sequined, beautiful evening dress but there again,the model is so thin that the fit is actually poor.

it's a pity,in my opinion.

slip dresses are extremely comfortable and can be dressed up withfeels very easily.

if you are doing a capsule wardrobe, it's a very smartgarment to own.

overall, I feel that this year, this summer, is much more dressed upthan the previous one.

and I think it's a nice direction! these are the 5 trendsthat I have identified for this year, looking at tons of runway pictures (believe me!).

Now I want to hear what trend is your favorite? is there one that you wouldnever do? because my job as a designer makes me look at everything from theconstruction and the technique perspective, while you judge all that as awearer, which is a very different perspective.

for you it's "yeah, I'd wear that" or "hell no!".

so I'm very interested in your opinions 🙂 thumbs up if youenjoyed this video, if you found some inspiration in here, thank you so much!and I will link below in the description my 2 previous trend videos (so thiswinter and summer last year) because in there I had mentioned feathers andfringes and those two trends are still pretty much here this whole summer.

sothe boards remain relevant for this year.

on this channel you'll get new fashionvideos every Wednesday and Sunday so don't forget to subscribe and I will seeyou very soon again.

Take care.


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