Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Trends: The 17 Looks You Need to Know

The spring/summer 2018 fashion trends are nothing if not bright, bold and really quite beautiful. In fact, it was a show season full of actual fashion moments, and that's not hyperbole. I'm talking about the type that had even the coolest fashion critics reaching for their Google Pixel 2 cameraphones. And the one catwalk that really set the tone, impressed everyone and just so happens to tick off almost every S/S 18 trend under the sun was, of course, Versace. 

This was the kind of collection that deserves to be attached to the word iconic, and that makes sense once you know that the whole glamorous affair was a tribute to Gianni Versace at the 20-year mark of his untimely death. His bold vision and original supermodels came back to the fore once more, thanks to his sister, Donatella Versace's, creative direction. Jaws dropped to the floor. Shopping lists were supercharged. Stylists and A-lists will have to fight it out for samples to wear before the collection lands in stores next year. And we all remembered a time when supermodels really were quite super—just look at Naomi, Eva, Carla, Cindy and Claudia resplendent in gold chainmail, below.

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This Milanese moment was three weeks into a month-long catwalk circuit, and it neatly tied up a few notions we'd been jotting down: Colour is key (whether bold or pastel), the '80s won't quit, and if you're going to do power dressing in our current times, you don't have to be all shoulders and stilettos—but the option is most definitely there. 

Shifting gears from the street's athleisure boom, there's a prettier, softer mood in the air, and girls who like to dress up will be thrilled. Minimalists and tomboys have plenty to choose from too: Next year is trouser suit and flat-shoe heaven. Keep reading to discover S/S 18's fashion trends, from colours to prints and key pieces to new details.

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