SS16 Trends: Pattern Minimal.
I think there's a lot of overlaps between fashion and art, and that's definitely the case with our first trend of the Spring: Pattern Minimal. Art and design has been obsessed with the minimal for years now (I mean, look at this site-duh), so it's no surprise fashion and style have followed. This trend is pretty badass cause if you've curated a wardrobe full of blacks, whites, and neutrals and aren't really ready for color but don't want to keep looking like you're wearing the same thing over and over, cartoon-character-style, you can keep the palette minimal by just adding in some clean af pattern. Bonus if the pattern on your shorts matches the pattern on your tee, like from Verena Schepperheyn's SS16 Lookbook (above). Simple geometrics and wavy or straight lines are what you're looking for here. Throw on a solid pair of black or white kicks and you're pretty much golden.
What it's about: Fashion mimics art. Art mimics life. Minimal patterns worn head to toe in simple lines and shapes creating a bold statement that's also subtle in its simplicity.
Key designers: Christopher Kane, Verena Schepperheyn, McQ by Alexander McQueen