Style forecast: 5 world mastercard fashion week runway predictions

Written By: Aliecia Brissett

Although fall is alive and well, many fashion weeks around the globe are just dimming the lights on their runways, and closing the season off by wrapping up the showings of Spring/Summer 2016 collections. Whether you saw designers in New York, Paris, Milan or London, spring and summer took over the catwalk and prepared us all for the upcoming season.

Now it’s Toronto’s turn to show up and show out for World MasterCard Fashion Week, and to show the city, and the world, what Canadian designers have to bring to the catwalk for Spring/Summer 2016.

For Spring/Summer 2015, designers such as NARCES, Melissa Nepton and Mikael D, brought an array of pastel colours, open backs and deep V-cut necklines. This season, I’m predicting the same deep cuts along with a few other elements seen on the international runways.  


Flower Power

Although Miranda Priestly would disagree, floral prints for Spring/Summer 2016 are going to be in full bloom. As seen by Shiatzy Chen and Paul and Joe, floral prints will be popping up and making its way down the sidewalk in the coming months. Whether it be a dress, blouse, or even a wide legged trouser, floral prints are here and ready to blossom for spring and summer.



Whether you decide to show the top of your torso, or bare it all from the top of your torso to your hips, midriff will be the couture trend for Spring/Summer 2016, according to Harry Halim, Fatima Lopes and Louis Vuitton. Paired with a either a midi skirt, culotte or loose trouser, midriff is not only attired for the beach, but also for making a fashion forward statement.


Colour Blocking

The minimalist look of black and white is slowly making its way back into the fashion vault to make room for the introduction of colour! What a perfect time for colour to make its way to the sidewalks of Paris, London and hopefully Toronto in Spring/Summer 2016. As seen on the London, Paris and New York runways by Prabal Gurung, Léonard, Agnés B. and Stella McCartney, colour blocking is a must for the upcoming season.


Bold Prints

As seen by Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Chanel and MIU MIU, prints are going to be in full force and a staple piece for the season ahead. The various shapes cascading from dresses, skirts and pant suits is what's going to be grabbing the attention of many as you make your way through the city. Accessorizing is key when it comes to prints. Keeping accessories simple and subtle is best when adding finishing touches to any outfit containing print. Let the outfit speak for itself and the accessories add in their two cents.


See-through Fabrics

What I like to call "peek-a-boo materials," see-through fabrics are going to be the best fit for the warmer seasons. Whether you opt for a maxi dress, blouse, or an over-the-knee flared frock, leaving little to the imagination in a fashionable way will be the best suit for Spring/Summer 2016. Showing us how to rock peek-a-boo attire is Iris van HerpenShiatzy Chen and Moncler Gamme Rouge.


All photos courtesy of Fashion GPS Radar                                    

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