Spring 2017 Trend Wrap Up

Naturally Inspired:

Everyone knows about the birds and the bees however this season, designers took inspiration from all corners of the nature world for their Spring 2017 collections. Whether it was snakeskin patterns at Balmain, birds and cats warped into purses at Furla, swimming with the fishes at Dolce & Gabbana, birds of paradise at Tibi or hopping bunnies at Markus Lupfer, the inspiration was in your face and bold even when it came to more traditional florals and palm prints (like at MaxMara and Fendi).

Buttoned Up:

With so many broken down and repurposed silhouettes seen on the runways this season, one way of putting everything back together was with a plethora of buttons. Even when they weren’t functional, there was an excess of the trim found along hemlines, slits and seams throughout a variety of designers who although have different aesthetics and clientele all seemed to reach for this same accent. For proof, you can check out images from Zimmermann, Aquilano.Rimondi, Self-Portrai, Michael Kors and many more above.

Bungee Away:

It may seem like an odd choice of trim, but this sportswear chording was taken far from it’s norm of being used along hemlines of nylon jackets and was sewn into the world of high fashion for Spring 2017. Sure, certain designers kept it within it’s more sporty universe (like Versace and MSGM) but others utilized it to create emphasis and rouching in luxurious fabrics – like in suede at Stella McCartney and silk at Sportmax – or in unexpected places within feminine silhouettes like in collars at Isabel Marant or at the top of thigh-high slits at Marni.

See all of our favorites in the slideshow above!

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for OliviaPalermo.com. She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m