What to Expect in 2016 Fashion Wise - By Elly M the Label

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Winter Shapes:

Asymmetrical hemlines are the ultimate fashion statement for Winter 2016. The effect is created by a combination of different cuts and stitching techniques. Asymmetry can be created by stitching up pieces of fabric with some sort of inclining or sloping angle that dips at one side and rises at another. Elly M’s inspiration came from Narciso Rodriguez.

High necklines such as turtlenecks will be spotted all throughout Winter 2016. They will range from a basic top to an oversized knit. Elly M’s inspiration came from Roberto Cavalli.   

Dusters are imperative to both outerwear and sweaters for Winter 2016. Most effective are floor duster coats, which feature extra-long lengths and sometimes oversized shapes. Elly M’s inspiration came from Chloe.

Winter Colours:


Asymmetrical Cardigan

Burgundy Maxi Cardigan Australia



The Winter 2016 colour palette is fixed with neutral colors that can be worn to portray effortless sophistication. It is the first time we are seeing a truly unisex color palette. To pair with:

Khaki was once used only for military and safari uniforms and today it is a staple on the runways all over the world for Winter 2016. It is a sophisticated and chic color that brings a casual undertone to any garment. Elly M’s inspiration came from the Elie Saab runway.

Burgundy is a colour that draws us into its embracing warmth. It is a versatile colour and represents well in different textures, such as leather, suede, silk, etc. Elly M’s inspiration came from Maison Margiela. His runway consisted of sequined dresses and lacy short sleeved mesh tops paired with black. 

Black has been included in almost every collection presented on the runway. It is a timeless colour that will never go out of style. The black and white combinations have been a constant trend seen on the runway. Louis Vuitton was one of the last fashion houses to show off the black and white looks, from leather pieces to shiny satin. This is where Elly M’s inspiration came from.

Brown from chocolate and rust to milder tones bringing warmth and comfort to your winter dressing. This Winter 2016 essential colour was paired with all colours above in the runways all over the world.

Summer Shapes:    

Strong influences from the 90’s were spotted on the Summer 2016 runways. Goddess shifts appeared on the Calvin Klein runway, lots of stripes at Betsey Johnson, velvet mini dresses with thigh high boots at Acne Studio and the American colours shining bright with transparent shirts at Giamba. Those sportier looks at Rag & Bone caught our attention, all with minimal detailing and maximum effect. Elly M’s inspiration came from these designers.

Bared Shoulders were a hit on the Summer 2016 runways. They included three distinct types:

  • Shoulder cutouts were a very common sight, with varying cuts, colors and designs, as seen on Bernard Chandran, Guy Laroche, Andrew Gn, Issa and Milly. It appeared at Erdem with puffed up lower sleeves and straps with an off the shoulder look at Sonia Rykiel and Proenza Schouler. Extremely long sleeves were featured at Hood by Air and pretty ruffles at Peter Pilotto. So inspiring!
  • Off the shoulder looks were seen at Paul & Joe, Peter Pilotto, Chloe, and Francesca Liberatore, including ruffles and frills with full view of the décolletage.
  • Asymmetrical necklines were also featured. They appeared with single shoulder and eccentric prints at J JS Lee, Christopher Kane, Antonio Marras, Sacai and Versace. Only one shoulder was revealed at Rag & Bone, John Galliano and Chloe, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.

Frayed hems were a massive trend and will be popular for the upcoming spring and summer seasons of 2016. We saw the frayed hems on jeans at Marc Jacobs. Long sleeves, strange hems, side cuts and fringes on one side. Denim ensembles were seen at Chloe and Edun kept things raw and edgy with its tiny rompers.

Denim Chambray Shirt


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