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The Top Trends in 2015

As we gear up for a new year and a new season, we look back on 2015’s most influential trends. Whilst the year has had a lot of glorious and not to glorious moments; there are some trends that stayed on top all year. From the runway looks through to street style; these are the trends that made 2015 special.

As we gear up for a new year and a new season, we look back on 2015’s most influential trends. Whilst the year has had a lot of glorious and not to glorious moments; there are some trends that stayed on top all year. From the runway looks through to street style; these are the trends that made 2015 special.

70s - Above all other looks for 2015, the 70s fashion trend was the most ubiquitous. At one point we wondered if the 70s were really this hot in the 70s. Fashion’s love affair with this era raged throughout the year, be it be winter or spring. Shimmying and shivering from every possible point, the 70s were inspiration and they showed no signs of fading. Whether your style was Wild West or chic with a bohemian twist, fringed accessories were adorned by street-style mavens and celebrities everywhere. Suede, velvets and corduroy were big. We saw flares, boho maxis (see Anna Sui), shearling coats and peasant blouses (Emilio Pucci).

Lace-Ups - For ladies, the lace-ups were the glam shoe of the year. For those that wanted to lay low; the lace-up ballerina pumps were the go-to shoe this year, for both day and nightwear. The gladiator reigned in 2015 in every style possible.

 

Athleisure - For both men and women, the year was all about athleisure through and through. We saw the blend between streetwear and sportswear emerge. It’s the ultimate trend that could transition from casual to smart effortlessly. The main item every fashionista, male or female donned was a pair of all-white trainers. They could be paired with anything from a tailored suit to a cute dress. One trend we hope to take into 2015.

Ripped denims - Womenswear ditched the crisp hemline for undone, unstitched, frayed, and destroyed edges. We saw ripped hemlines first at Marques Almeida on the runways, but soon after, most denim brands and labels had their own versions, and of course a number of DIY video on the blogsphere. Menswear took over the distressed, torn and shredded jeans (thank to Kanye West).

What are your top trends of 2015? Let us know @fashionforteuk