Your A-Z guide to spring/summer 2017’s biggest trends

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Notebooks at the ready! From androgyny to zzz-inducing pyjamas, our dictionary of style is all you need this spring to banish those wardrobe blues.








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A is for androgyny

Yes, it’s spring, and yes, we’ll be suited and booted. While going skinny or more louche is personal preference, even with the dawn of a new season we want to proclaim #ImWithHer.


Seen at: Urvashi Kaur, Dior and Michael Kors Collection


Image: Sagar Ahuja/Vogue, InDigital

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A is for androgyny

Seen at: Band of Outsiders, Balenciaga, Huemn and Dries van Noten


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A is for androgyny

Seen at: Teflar, Undercover and Louis Vuitton


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B is for backtrack

Hit rewind with a homage to the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Why stick to just one decade? Let the boho floral dress be your mainstay, embrace the suit for evenings and go glam with your everyday denim.


Seen at: Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen and Thom Browne


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B is for backtrack

Seen at: Christian Wijnantis, Chloé and Marques’ Almeida


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B is for backtrack

Seen at: Moschino, DSquared2, Fausto Puglisi and Philipp Plein


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C is for crop top


Carrying over from autumn and cruise, this trend is clearly in for the long haul. From bralettes under suits to our summer favourites—a cropped tee with a full skirt—there’s no avoiding this trend.


Seen at: Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch and Bottega Veneta


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue, InDigital

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C is for crop top

Seen at: Blumarine, Alberta Ferretti, Balmain and Fendi


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C is for crop top

Seen at: House of Holland, Prada and Roberto Cavalli


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D is for denim


Jaunty sailor suits; mannish oversized shirts; ruffled dresses; ankle boots; acid-bleached; embroidered; leather-trimmed; distressed.; fringed—the world’s favourite fabric came in every shape and form. Embrace detailing and step away from plain old blues.


Seen at: Hemant & Nandita, Andrew GN, Fausto Puglisi and Chanel


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue, InDigital

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D is for denim

Seen at: Frame, J Brand and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi


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D is for denim

Seen at: Roberto Cavalli, Carolina Herrera, Vivienne Tam and Manish Arora


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E is for earring


It’s swing time, baby. Danglers are daring us to go bigger (shoulder-grazing) and bolder (feathers, multicoloured stones). We’re literally playing it by the ear!


Seen at: Tanieya Khanuja, Chanel and Michael Kors Collection


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E is for earring

Seen at: Proenza Schouler and Dolce & Gabbana


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F is for floral

From dense clusters to bold blossoms, there’s a touch of romantic wanderlust in this season’s prettiest trend. The season’s MVP—a floaty dress covered in lush blooms.


Seen at: Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Ashima Leena and Fendi




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F is for floral

Seen at: Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Givenchy and Payal Pratap


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F is for floral

Seen at: For Restless Sleepers and Prada


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G is for graphic content


What were designers thinking this spring? All you have to do is take one look at the slogan tees, bags and clothes that come down the runway, and you know there’s no mincing words when it comes to this loud (and proud) fashion trend.


Seen at: Jeremy Scott, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior and Michael Kors Collection


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G is for graphic content

Seen at: Maison Margiela, Sacai, Paco Rabanne and Loewe


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G is for graphic content

Seen at: Alyx and Abraham & Thakore


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue, InDigital

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H is for Hola España


Viva España, with its matador red, romantic ruffles and floaty layers. Older women can opt for blouses with sleeve and neckline details, while younger girls channel the Flamenco dancer emoji.


Seen at: Jenny Packham, Gauri & Nainika and Tome


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue, InDigital

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H is for Hola España

Seen at: Rossella Jardini, Alberta Ferretti and Attico


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I is for It Bags

Oversized ruffles fit for the glamorous jet-setter; luxe shopping totes that work for even the busiest multi-tasker; glam versions of the classic hobo for the urban woman… This spring, make like an Olsen twin by going big on bags.



Seen at: Valentino and Kenzo 


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I is for It Bags

Seen at: Céline, Loewe, Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs


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I is for It Bags

Seen at: Sonia Rykiel, Bottega Veneta and MSGM


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j1

J is for Jungle


Sexy, graphic silhouettes (ranging from an ’80s mini to a sporty playsuit) in leopard, zebra and cheetah make it high on our list for summer soirées. After all, what’s more impactful than a look that has some serious bite?


Seen at: Nina Ricci, Miu Miu, Altuzarra and Louis Vuitton


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J is for Jungle

Seen at: Saint Laurent, Balmain, Baja East and Giamba


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J is for Jungle

Seen at: Topshop Unique, Tod’s and Temperley London


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K is for kitten heel

Higher heels may bring you closer to God, but we are thankful for the season’s most down-to-earth trend. Slim kitten heels work with every look—from floral dresses to spring’s denim.



Seen at: Céline, Chloé and Dior 


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K is for kitten heel

Seen at: Loewe and Dries van Noten 


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L is for line up


Stripes went in every direction. Fuller figures, lengthen your torso in vertical black and white; more petite frames can opt for body-hugging dresses in multi-hued variations; and athletic shapes can add the illusion of curves with a swirling pattern.


Seen at: Altuzarra, Betsey Johnson and Carolina Herrera


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L is for line up

Seen at: Fashion East, Fendi, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Dolce & Gabbana


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L is for line up

Seen at: Kaelen, Proenza Schouler and Nina Ricci


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M is for miniskirt

What’s sexier than a bare leg? After being covered up all winter, we’re going to maximise this mini trend. Our pick—the slightly A-line version that works well with a crop top and bomber for day, and a silk shirt and dainty kitten heels at night.



Seen at: Sanchita, Alexander Wang and Mugler 


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue, InDigital

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M is for miniskirt

Seen at: Alberta Ferretti, Barbara Bui and Arthur Arbesser


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M is for miniskirt

Seen at: Coach 1941, Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino


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N is for neon

Sporty, electric brights splashed the runways. And while there were some elements of clashing colours or pairing with a neutral, across ages it’s incredibly cool to go monotone with a traffic-stopping hue.



Seen at: Blumarine, Haider Ackermann, Barbara Bui and Chanel 


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N is for neon

Seen at: Hermès, Ports 1961and Salvatore Ferragamo


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O is for oversized shirt


You know that borrowed from-the-boyfriend/ husband/ father look? Spring’s shirting has that down pat. Let the slim fits languish and embrace the larger, more mannish silhouette. We’re wearing ours over the season’s mini or paired with an obi belt and embroidered jeans.


Seen at: Ashish, Eckhaus Latta and Ashley Williams


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O is for oversized shirt

Seen at: Off-White, Stella McCartney and Y/Project


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O is for oversized shirt

Seen at: Eudon Choi, Dolce & Gabanna and MSGM


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P is for pink


It’s just as lovely by any other name. If you’re older, a silk blouse and pop-hued trench are the new staples, while for millennials a slip in a more toned-down shade is the ultimate cocktail dress.


Seen at: Jeremy Scott, Valentino and Zac Posen


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P is for pink

Seen at: Marchesa, Givenchy and Sies Marjan


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Q is for Queen


If like us, the Queen is your guilty pleasure, the season’s regal trend is sure to catch your fancy. Think lush fabrics, Baroque embroidery, full skirts and sweeping silhouettes—you’re all set for your royal debut.


Seen at: Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham and Marchesa


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Q is for Queen

Seen at: Samant Chauhan, Pria Kataaria Puri and Bibhu Mohapatra


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Q is for Queen

Seen at: Roberto Cavalli and Gucci


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R is for ruffles




From a structured flounce to all-over cascading ruffles, spring’s statement pieces came with a license to frill. To nail the trend, offset its femininity with chunky add-ons.


Seen at: Hermès, Gucci and Alexander McQueen


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R is for ruffles

Seen at: Giorgio Armani, House of Holland and Gauri & Nainika


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue, InDigital

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R is for ruffles

Seen at: Daks, Zac Posen and Chanel


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S is for sporty

Having secured a spot in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it’s no secret that athleisure is here to stay. The update for 2017? Luxe fabrics and bold colour-blocking.


Seen at: Huemn, DKNY and Lacoste


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue, InDigital

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S is for sporty

Seen at: Arthur Arbesser, Moschino and Anna Sui


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S is for sporty

Seen at: Chromat, Versace and Max Mara


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T is for tribal

Prints, patterns, feather trimmings, easy layering, fringe, beading—the global nomad clearly has her place in the summer sun. We’re loving the strong black-and-white graphic looks paired with cooridinated accessories for maximum impact.


Seen at: Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Malini Ramani and Anupamaa by Anupama Dayal


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue

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T is for tribal

Seen at: Tanieya Khanuja, Alexander McQueen and Etro



Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue, InDigital

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T is for tribal

Seen at: Baja East, Roberto Cavalli and Naeem Khan 


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U is for Utilitarian

Functional fashion are two magic words in our books. We’re all attention for military- and workwear-inspired pieces—think cargo pockets, zippers, boiler suits, drawstrings and fuss-free silhouettes. Pair with feminine separates.


Seen at: Yeezy, Carolina Herrera and Creatures of Comfort


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U is for Utilitarian

Seen at: Hermès, Yohji Yamamoto and J.W. Anderson


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V is for volume

Big is also back. Supersized fits on summer jackets, dresses and shirts should make an appearance in your wardrobes. Our pick is a power-shouldered white shirt, which works across ages and occasions.


Seen at: Amit Aggarwal and Dior


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue, InDigital

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V is for volume

Seen at: Jacquemus and Rick Owens


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W is for workwear

While Meghan Markle may have been the most googled name last year due to her royal connections, we’re all about her look on Suits. Sleek, polished but with an edge—just like spring’s workwear appropriate looks that are fit for both #GirlBoss and #FuturePrincess.



Seen at: Kimora Lee Simmons, Louis Vuitton and Sportmax 


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W is for workwear

Seen at: Michael Kors Collection, Prada and Bottega Veneta


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X is for X-ray


We can see clearly, now that winter’s gone, delicate tulle, pretty chiffon pleats, sensual lace and sheer fabrics are the order of the day. If you dare to bare, remember that what lies beneath is as important. And keep your accessories to the minimum.


Seen at: Loewe, Carolina Herrera and Rochas


Image: InDigital

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X is for X-ray

Seen at: Tadashi Shoji, Sonia Rykiel and Tome


Image: InDigital

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X is for X-ray

Seen at: Ikai by Ragini Ahuja and Louis Vuitton


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue, InDigital

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Y is for yellow

Sunshine summer days are on the horizon, and nothing adds more zing than Tweety Bird’s favourite hue. Layer paler shades of lemon and chartreuse, or add a contrast accessory—a red shoe, emeralds or a classic tan bag all work.


Seen at: Chloé, Naeem Khan and Rick Owens


Image: InDigital

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Y is for yellow

Seen at: Masaba, Valentino and Alexis Mabille


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue, InDigital

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Y is for yellow

Seen at: Muberry, Haider Ackermann and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi


Image: InDigital

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Z is for zzzz

In our books—and the world’s leading designers, it seems—comfort is not overrated. Languid pyjama dressing continues to venture far out of the bedroom, becoming a staple for pretty much all occasions. Our update this season is layered with a slogan tee.


Seen at: Rossella Jardini, Sacai and Anavila


Image: Sagar Ahuja/ Vogue/ InDigital

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Z is for zzzz

Seen at: Dolce & Gabanna, Fendi and Lanvin


Image: InDigital


The post Your A-Z guide to spring/summer 2017’s biggest trends appeared first on VOGUE India.


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