Runway vs. Real Way: Here’s How Designers Predicted This Summer’s Biggest Trends
This was the summer of throwback clothing. Trends of yesteryear, like dangerously low-slung jeans and tiny tube tops, were everywhere. While it’s easy enough to clock the recent resurgence of ’90s fashion phenomena on the streets, we spotted most of these looks on the Spring 2017 runways way in September of last year.
Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen at The Rowseem to have inspired the aforementioned bumsters and bandeaux. Fanny packs, which were seen on the runways at Stella McCartney and Off-White, went from being associated with schleppy tourists to the It bags of the moment. Yeezy gave new meaning to spandex and inspired many to experiment with bike shorts and bodysuits, while Simon Porte Jacquemus made waves with his boldly big sun hat and French holiday–inspired Spring show—were there any fashion girls without a Bardot-esque straw accessory this summer? And let’s not forget all of the free-the-nipple moments at Saint Laurent, a look that seems to have captured the hearts (and chests) of ladies like Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Selena Gomez, and Bella Hadid.
Here are eight standout summer looks that designers saw coming nearly one year ago.