Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The Latest On SS18 Trends & Belfast Fashion Week Launch

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to check out the latest trends for Spring/Summer '18 in Belfast Fashion Week's press launch. It was held in the lovely Ormeau Baths, where the white walls and airy space really lent itself to the fashion presentation; making the colours pop! As always we were greeted with a glass of my favourite - West Coast Cooler! We were given an insight into what's coming over the next couple of seasons. Think lots of colour, textures and varying styles. It was presented by the ever-fabulous Cathy Martin, who got us super excited for Belfast Fashion Week! So, without further rambling, here's a rundown of some of my favourite trends for SS18...

Giving the us all the 'ice-cream' vibes, we'll be seeing pastel colours everywhere this season! It's been spotted on the runways of Celine, Preen and Victoria Beckham.

Tying in perfectly with pastels, whether you're going head-toe or just a subtle touch, lilac is perfectly on-trend! As shown by Victoria Beckham and Michael Kors.

Bright Colours
Providing a complete contrast to pastels, bright 'Crayola' colours are on the other end of the spectrum.  We'll be seeing bright reds and pinks to popping greens. The likes of Versace, Givenchy and Phillip Lim displayed these on their catwalks.

Dark Denim
This one's a little throwback and it's back with a bang! Think head-to-toe and denim suits. Big designers such as Tom Ford and Max Mara have been flaunting this trend.

Pencil Skirts
This season sees the increase of the pencil skirt with it's feminine and flattering fit. As ever it's not just any old pencil skirt, with designers like Prada and Gucci putting their own spin on it.

This season it's all about the extra textures, particularly fringing - think the tassel earring trend x10! This has been spotted on the runways of Chanel, Acne and Nina Ricci. You'll be sure to make a statement with this one!

I've never been a huge fan of green but after seeing lots of it in the BFW presentation, I think I may have been converted...

We were seeing checks everywhere last season and they're back to stay! I'm especially excited about checked power suits, giving us those girl boss vibes! Big designers like Burberry and Fendi have been showing off checks in their shows.

Bubblegum pink, pastel pink, milkshake pink - it's all there this season! We were shown lots of pink looks at the launch.

The Trench
All of the designers are channelling their inner Burberry this season with their take on the ever-trusty trench coat! From the likes of Valentino to Loewe.

My Favourite Looks
I can sense a theme of pink and suits...

What I Wore...
My top is a super old one from H&M but I love it - can't beat a standard monochrome blouse! I picked up this denim skirt from River Island. It's so comfy, with a flattering and slightly A-line shape. The star of the show had to be my Public Desire boots that I actually picked up from TKMaxx for half the price! To give myself a little warmth, I popped on my trusty Zara trench coat. I topped the look off with an old Topshop bag and my black faux fur scarf from Marks & Spencer!

Drop me a message if you'd like to know where any of the above outfits are from!


  • Designer/Designer Boutique - Thursday 22nd March @ 8-10pm in St Anne's Cathedral
  • High Street Fashion Show - Friday 23rd March @ 8-10pm in St Anne's Cathedral
  • The F Words Brunch - Saturday 24th March @ 9:30am-12pm in Babel at Bullitt
  • Sushi Saturday - Saturday 24th March @ 2-5pm in Zen, Adelaide Street
  • Style Sunday - Sunday 25th March @ 2-5pm in James Street South Restaurant
For further details and to book your tickets have a look here. 

*photos are by photographer Brendan Gallagher


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