Cool Trends for a Hot Sea­son!

All the looks from the Col­lec­tion Premier Moscow Spring/Sum­mer 2018 show.

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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.


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.



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.


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.



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


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

@5900 BC


@Xe­nia De­sign


@Ca­te­rina Le­man

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