Being first, we naturally look to New York Fashion Week to officially set the mood of the season. Here's what they gave us for Spring/Summer '17...
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Stripes brought a spring-fresh feel to the September runways in bold colorways, providing a dramatic contrast to the previous season's pared-back, barely there story.
Crisp ladylike whites channelled fashion's high society heroines, providing an ultra-elegant way to stay cool.
Soft gelato shades elevated simple, summer-ready styles into eye-catching looks, bringing a cheerful tone for Spring/Summer '17.
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Nude tones, ranging from skin to blush, were big in New York, acting as a perfect palette cleanser for fashion's current maximalist mood.
Still going strong for spring, ruffles adorned many designers' collections, softening silhouettes and adding a touch of flamboyance to the season's styles.
Once the preserve of city types, the pinstripe continues to be co-opted by designers. This traditional pattern was given a creative twist for spring/summer, with ruffles, drawstring waists and deconstruction bringing the pinstripe up to date.
Flashes of silver stole many a show in New York, with dazzling modern metallics for both day and night firm runway favorites.