Britain’s Biggest Trends

British fashion remains at the forefront of fearless style. Here’s a quick guide to the latest trends for Spring-Summer 2017 from the biggest, brightest and best of British fashion.


For ladies wondering how to stay on point this season, all you have to do is follow these simple steps. First, start your look with a feminine base: grab a ruffled dress or a top with ruffled sleeves. Extra points if you opt for pink hues or floral prints. Next, toughen up your feminine look with a leather bralette you are good to go. Read on for a more in-depth look at this season’s trends.


Alexander McQueen’s designer, Sarah Burton, visited northern Scotland last summer to gather research and inspiration for this season’s collection. The deserted beaches must have been the inspiration for the Edwardian-style ruffled dresses. Keeping true to the brand’s edgy style, the dresses had frayed ends. For those of you who prefer a more feminine style, but still want to invest in the trend, pick up a ruffled top from Ted Baker.


Bralettes are back! McQueen’s collection showcased black leather bralettes studded with silver, paired with dainty floral print dresses. Lea Séydoux incorporated this trend into her Met Gala look, wearing a black and silver embellished dress with a black bralette sewn on top.

Image source: Red Carpet Fashion Awards


All shades of pink, from muted pastels to bright, vivacious magentas, were seen on the British runways this season. Available at Alexander McQueen are pastel totes (with their signature skull, of course), pink sweetheart skull scarfs, and small leather goods. Several Ted Baker dresses, skirts and tops feature blossoming prints amidst sweet pink backgrounds. If you prefer classic shapes and styles, head to Fred Perry: from pink-and-red-striped round-neck tees to salmon-coloured button ups, they have you covered.


Florals are always showcased on Spring/Summer runways. Pick up a floral piece from Ted Baker or Alexander McQueen: while Ted Baker’s florals are sweet and feminine, McQueen’s floral-embroidered evening dresses are more edgy, featuring beaded embellishments and tattered edges.


Image Sources: Alexander McQueen & Ted Baker


This season, menswear from British fashion houses focused on classic cuts, pops of colour, floral prints, and hints of sports-inspired fabrics and textures on classic pieces.


Just like for women, florals are in full bloom this Spring/Summer in menswear too. Ted Baker’s men’s collection showcased muted florals with primary blocked colours, including sneaking into Ted Baker blazer linings. Simon Carter used floral prints as a focal point of his collection, ranging from paisleys to Liberty classic prints. These prints can be found on shirts as well as accessories, such as pocket squares and silk ties.


Image Sources: Ted Baker & Simon Carter


This trend is for the man who is unafraid to wear colour. Hackett’s collection was full of greens, pinks and blues. Fred Perry’s Belgian designer Raf Simons has also applied a bold colour palette to the classic collection of Polo shirts and pique tees. Light pink, forest green, regal blue, or maroon – take your pick!


Image Sources: Hackett London & Fred Perry


Ted Baker’s SS17 collection is dotted with striped trims, zip cords on bomber jackets, and bungee-style pullers, mixing in elements of sportiness with their tailored menswear pieces. Plus, former professional tennis player Fred Perry, whose father was a cotton spinner, founded his brand and designed its first tennis shirt himself. Their collection is perfect for the sporty chic man. This season key features are bomber jackets in sweat fabric in a wide range of colours, such as olive, white, navy blue and red.


Image Sources: Fred Perry & Ted Baker

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