London Fashion Week came to a close last Wednesday so as is customary we’ve compiled a list of our favourite trends for Spring/Summer 17 with a particular focus on looks that will be easily adaptable for smaller independent labels and brands that create collections using primarily ready-made garments. We’ve also included links to relevant blank garments to make planning that SS17 collection a little bit easier.
Slogan Ringer Tees
A t-shirt staple in most 70’s wardrobes this style is making a comeback thanks to designers Ashish and House of Holland. This time round they come embellished with sequin slogans and printed quotes. Build this look into your own range using the American Apparel Ringer Tee which is available in 11 colour combinations meaning you’re bound to find something that fits in with your collection.
Sleeve Print Sweats
If the Ashley Williams catwalk is anything to go by this is definitely a trend to try. Some of our customers including Virtus and illustrator Laura Callaghan are ahead of the curve and already selling sweatshirts with sleeve prints. This look is great if you’re bored of the standard centre chest print and keen for a fresh way to apply your artwork to blank garments. If sweatshirts are too heavy for the summer season why not try using a long sleeve tee instead like the Gildan Ultra or Stanley Shuffles options.
Pastel Pink Everything
The colour of the season featured heavily in the Marques’Almeida, John Smedley and Marcus Lupfer collections. With plenty of blank garment options available in this shade it was tough to pick our favourite blank alternatives but we’ve gone with the Stella Trips sweatshirt in Cream Heather Pink and the American Apparel Cotton Spandex Sleeveless Crop in Light Pink.
The Logo Polo
This workwear classic got the high fashion treatment thanks to Preen. Keep is simple with a left breast logo print or embroidery and try a tipped style (one with striped collar and sleeve cuffs) for a more trend led look like the new Stanley Buzzes or Stanley Competes Tipped options.
This silhouette has been around for a few seasons now and thanks to the printed, metallic, zip detail and mesh variations shown by Versus and Paula Knorr it’s set to stay even longer. Urban Classics stock a great version which is perfect for screen printing and customisation and available in 4 colours too.