Designing for the Future: Trends we need to Consider Now

In terms of technology, art and fashion, trends are constantly changing.  Our buying habits change with the trends resulting in previous styles going “out of fashion”.  However, when it comes to fashion, we often see trends from previous years returning to the catwalks decades after they were once in style.

Fashion is something I have a genuine love for.  I think about it 24/7, research it, blog about it, you name it.  In the fashion industry, businesses and designers are constantly planning for the future; what the latest trends are, the next muse for their work, the cost of creating a new range.

The world’s fashion capitals hold two fashions weeks a year to provide us with an insight into what the next season trends are.  London, Paris, New York and Milan (not excluding Belfast, of course), all showcase designer brands’ work for the following Spring/ Summer and Autumn/ Winter at least 6 months previous to the season.  I find this a hugely interesting element to the fashion world; the prediction of future trends and allowing buyers and fashionistas to prepare for what is to come.

We frequently find trends from the past coming back into fashion again.  For instance, tailored looks, floral, paisley, vintage, sports luxe, trench coats, boho-chic, defined body parts (shoulder-pads, bodycon, and flared trousers), and the list goes on!  However, each time a trend comes back into fashion there has to be something to make it stand out and attract an audience it may not have captured the attention of in the past…this may be because the particular target market may not have been born when the trend was “in” previously.


5 trends to look out for during Autumn/ Winter ‘17


This excites me a bit too much.  One of my favourite TV shows was That 70s Show and I’m often caught wearing flares, so what more could I ask for during the next season?!

Suit Up

As I stated before, tailored looks are a repeat trend.  If you invest in a suit one season, it won’t be a waste because you will more than likely bring it out of your wardrobe again in the following years.


Block Colours – Red

Spring/ Summer ’17 saw yellow as a hugely popular colour in fashion.  As the weather gets colder, the colours get warmer. Invest in the fiery colour and aspire to be a ‘Lady in Red’ next season.


Glitz and Glam

The Christmas party classic is back.  Your glittery looks from the festival season aren’t lost.




Leather up next season.  Instead of double-denim, why not try layered leather?

Acne Studios
Acne Studios




Katie x



(All photos sourced from Pinterest)

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One thought on “Designing for the Future: Trends we need to Consider Now

  1. I couldn’t agree more. Fashion is like a circle. The trends must return as you know. Tailored looks, floral, paisley, vintage, sports luxe, trench coats, boho-chic, defined body parts,they show their own retro charm and chic fashion. New fashion trend is always mixed with retro elements.


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