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The Clothing Trends to Watch for in Spring 2017

July 15, 2016 Style By
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Over the last week in New York, clothing designers from across the industry showed off their Spring/Summer 2017 collections. New York Fashion Week: Men’s was a flurry of runway shows and presentations, while Capsule and Liberty Fairs gave wholesale buyers a chance to scope out a range of international brands. Par for the course, there are various trends and instances of experimentation, ranging from prominent colors, inspiration by decade and different fabrics. So if you want to plan your 2017 wardrobe early, or just stay ahead of the curve, these are the trends to know.

Olive Drab

Olive drab is showing up in collections from both high-fashion designers and small independent brands. Pants, jackets, hats and satin shirts all received the military-green treatment, in a slight nod to the pre-1980s decades.

Vibrant Kicks

More and more brands are jumping on the trend of leather shoes in vibrant colors. Those minimalist leather kicks you’ve been eyeing now come in rich reds, greens and yellows.

A Different Shade of Red

Though dusty pink is making a strong showing, burgundy is showing up in a wide range of collections. From sportswear to suiting, this dark, rich red is a staple in spring ’17 wardrobes.


Upscaled bombers and souvenir jackets continue to be popular at fashion shows, but the luxurious satin fabric is making its way into other garments as well. Expect to see it in shirts, overshirts, pants and jackets. Everything is getting a little shinier.

John Zientek

John Zientek is Gear Patrol's style editor and in-house guitar authority. He grew up on the West Coast.

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