SS17 Lingerie trends

SS17 sees lingerie trends take a whimsical turn, think tulles, satins and embroideries.  The softer colours of the hazelnut and pale dogwood, can be mixed with the stronger greens or brights or stay soft by themselves.

There is almost a vintage feel to how the colours can be placed together.

SS17 lingerie trend - how to become a lingerie designer

SS17 trends of Pale Dogwood meeting Pink Yarrow, the two pinks compliment each so well. 

ss17 trend pale dogwood and pink yarrow

SS17 colour trends, Pale Dogwood sits together with Niagara and Flame.

ss17trends paledogwood, niagara and flame

SS17 colour trends Pale Dogwood meets Greenery (lingerie I.D Sarrieri)

ss17 trend pale dogwood meets grennery

SS17 colour trends Hazelnut meets Primrose Yellow (lingerie by La Perla/John Paul Gaultier)

ss17 trends primrose yellow meets hazelnut (lingerie by la perla/john paul Gaultier)

SS17 lingerie trends : pink yarrow meets island paradise (lingerie by mimi holliday)

ss17 trends pink yarrow and islands paradise - lingerie mimi holliday

Nineties wide band - Sketchbook Sunday

Who can forget the iconic image of Kate Moss with her Calvin Kleins peeking over the top of her waistband? Like Fashion, lingerie trends run the 20/25 year cycle, so that would put us bang in the mid-nineties.

We have seen the wide band start appear in the past couple of years, and now it has started to filter down to high-streets.

TOPSHOP WIDE BAND BRIEF

TOPSHOP WIDE BAND BRIEF

For those heading to lingerie shows this January be sure to keep a look out for those wide-bands.  A nostalgic memory about wide bands (I wore so many girl boxers by Topshop during the Nineties - irrespective of the look that it gave to the love handles!!) took Sketchbook Sunday a nineties wide band twist. 

Are you sure of your favourite colours? SS16 trends

I looked at Pantone's top SS16 colours the other day and picked out my favourite top five, to beat away the cold weather that has descended. What surprised me was how much I loved the colour Lilac Grey (pantone 16-3905). My whole career has always been about the brights, in the studio when I designed for Topshop, I was always given the bright designs. When I had my label, the piece that sold out from my first collection was a black Liberty unicorn print on a red background with lime green bows.

But looking at this lilac grey colour, I was captured by it's serenity, there is no screaming look at me, it is so understated that it is quite simply elegant and beautiful. Which got me thinking what other colours are out there that I have brushed off in the past, simply because they haven't caught my eye?

(The other four colours will be shown next week).