Cool Trends for a Hot Season!
All the looks from the Collection Premier Moscow Spring/Summer 2018 show.
Collection Premier Moscow (CPM) is an international fashion trade show and order event organised by Messe Duesseldorf Moscow and Igedo Company. The fashion trends at the Collection Premier Moscow for Spring/Summer 2018 show were colourful and exciting. This stylish presentation took place in August 2017, when designers from Europe as well as India displayed their exciting creations to an eager and enthusiastic audience.
THE INDIA SHOW
For the first time, seven Indian designers showcased their collections in Moscow. The show was organised by the Trade Promotion Council of India, with the support of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. These designers presented at the ‘India Pavilion’ for the Collection Premier Moscow Fashion Fair.
The Prama label by Pratima Pandey displayed giant macramé shorts and long shrugs for fresh white midis, with delicate embroidered and layered blue/white long tunics, jumpsuits, kurta dresses, maxis, tops and skirts. EKA by Rina Singh worked with pastel white, pink, blue and ecru for summer coats, midis, shirts, skirts, soft jackets, wraps and flowing trousers with discreet embroidery.
Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta presented a variety of deep dark hues like black, cobalt, jade and brown for loose, layered creations with blends of silk, steel and cotton. Creating a summer floral fantasy, Samant Chauhan played with white on kaftans, blouses with maxi skirts, tunics and drop-waist baggy frocks. Priyadarshini Rao brought forth a colourful line-up of pretty printed blouses over leaf green maxis, summer dresses, multi-printed tiered gowns with contrast blouses and colour-blocked long dresses in shades of green and blue.
The all-white line by Tanieya Khanuja was a mélange of skirts, bordered tops, gowns, pants, jackets and dresses. Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna offered an evening wear look in black and grey that comprised gowns, sleek jackets, minis and sheath dresses.
FOR THE FIRST TIME, SEVEN INDIAN DESIGNERS SHOWCASED THEIR COLLECTIONS IN MOSCOW.
A SPLASH OF COLOUR
Colours for the Spring/Summer season are always vibrant and the brands displayed this affinity with designs in bright shades. Burda played with fiery red, peppermint pink and colour blocking with leaf green and white. The Koko Marina collection was also partial to red, but matched it with white to create an ombré effect. La Vaca Loca stayed true to plain black and white, while Ofera preferred to experiment with watery pastels like sea green and pale pink. A complete pastel story appeared in the Tricot Chic collection. Xenia Design had black as its base shade but contrasted it with white, green and red. The Art Future label brought summer funk to the forefront, with pale yellow and prints in navy blue, black and the occasional red.
Beatrice B played with prints in white, yellow, turquoise and black. Baby blue proved a hit with many brands like Kabana as well as Caterina Leman, who used the colour along with white for its sleek suits.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
When it comes to trends, detailing plays a very important role. For Spring/Summer 2018, brands played with detailing in various ways. The Art Future label’s line-up was a kaleidoscope of interesting colours and touches. The handkerchief sleeve was one of the favoured looks for tops, along with a kerchief effect for the bodice. This look is just right for hot steamy summer days, and the sleeves have a gentle flyaway look.
For skirts, contrast pleats in prints or solids were preferred, while giant epaulets were popular for the sleeves from Art Future. The Burda label played extensively with a wide spectrum of embellishments. Frothy, gathered flounces made off-shoulder blouses look more attractive. Colour blocking appeared in panels for skirts; and intricate bodices and frills were the highlight for midis. Lace, too, made an appearance on hemlines of cropped long-sleeved tops. Gartered leg covers added a hint of drama to miniskirts. The Deviros brand flirted with evening glamour with their black cutwork for minis and flouncy bell sleeves. The Nissa label’s summer look was a profusion of tassels and layered asymmetric trousers with kimono style blouses. Xenia Design’s offering had white and black blouses with layered collars or sleeves and one-shoulder covers for cocktail dresses.
WHEN IT COMES TO TRENDS, DETAILING PLAYS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE.
A wide range of colourful fabrics gave fashionistas many choices for the season. Beatrice B, a fashionable European womenswear label, presented a mixed bag of options. One of these included denim which was fashioned into draped angular skirts. Stripes were hot favourites in sober blue, white and yellow, or as railroad stripes in triple colours or even stark black and beige vertical versions. Geometric florals, bird prints and mosaics made a stylish impact, while abstract digital patterns featuring nature and landscapes added an interesting touch to wrap dresses.
Caterina Leman also gave a positive nod to stripes, but used them in shades of beige and brown or as shaded diagonal ones in navy, pink, white and black for swinging maxis. Blue is the hue for Spring/Summer 2018, featuring in large busy floral patterns and also as a pretty pastel in sky and cloud prints of bias trapeze dresses.
The Warnakasku label experimented with Grecian prints, while Tricot Chic’s summer dresses played with a fantasy of butterflies on a lush pink background.
Raffaella D’Angelo’s collection featured Aztec prints in yellow, black and white. Ofera unveiled shadow stripes and abstract prints for cool,
cotton chinos worn with drawstring shimmering blouses. Nissa too unveiled giant tulips on a blue back ground, while Kasha had modern geometrics in negative/positive colours for layered ensembles.
Polka dots and broad multi-coloured stripes were a striking offering from Isabel De Pedro. Coco Marina added a metallic silver look to pants, while Art Future played with a summer garden print, some broken abstract designs and a harlequin print for a jumpsuit. The sheer tulle look was preferred for boleros and tiered party dresses. Burda’s look moved from netted with splashes of paint patterns, to large floral motifs. Xenia Design made a fashionable statement with dual tone tulle, velvet and maxi floral print for one-sleeved tunics worn with capris. The Mees brand combined stripes with polka dots for pants and blouses and also used a mosaic design for maxi skirts.
Silhouettes for CPM Spring/Summer 2018 were simple, chic and stylish. Antiga came forth with a triple offering of practical cropped pants, long waistcoat and blouse. The label 5900 BC had a glamorous angular drape with a cute layered shrug.
Relaxed, comfy shapes are a must for summer wear and Burda accordingly came out with boyfriend style shirts, drop crotch jumpsuits and oversized anti-fit dresses. A light summer coat was presented for nippy spring evenings. Beatrice B had a look that was contemporary, but the jackets were short with zippered fronts, double-breasted closures and extra wide lapels. These can be worn with slim, ankle-length pants or baggy stripped ones. Caterina Leman went for extremes in silhouettes. At one end, they presented ankle-length, boxy, shirtdress with
FOR A MORE MIDDLE EASTERN TOUCH, THE WHITE LONG-SLEEVED GOWN WITH A MINI CAPE AND HEADSCARF FROM DIANPILANGI MADE FOR A SOPHISTICATED LOOK.
giant pockets and buttons and at the other end, they also had a flowing gown with a delicately simmering bolero. A knee-length skirt and a double-breasted short boxy jacket also made a stylish statement. For a more Middle Eastern touch, the white long-sleeved gown with mini cape and headscarf from Dianpilangi made for a sophisticated look.
Layering is the mainstay of silhouettes for the season; with net turned into frothy dresses or cotton asymmetric skirts worn with diagonal cut jackets. Sarong skirts made an impact with poncho blouses from Xenia Design. Easy, relaxed summer coats with colour blocking will make a great addition to shirts, blouses, dresses and pants. A long waistcoat with shawl collars was perfect to add drama to fun t-shirts and pants, while a one-piece blouse with side sashes looked ideal for a basic net and silk skirt.
With so many options and so much variety of style, the season of Spring/Summer 2018 is all set to be smoking hot!
@Isabel De Pedro
@Art Future Design School