IN: "Stripes are the equivalent to what a white t-shirt used to be back in the day," says Roopal Patel, fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue. "They have nine lives. We've seen the trend now for two to three seasons and it will continue to carry forward."
IN: "There was an artistically inspired theme across the runways," says Kate Foley, contributing fashion director of Vestiaire Collective. "From Roksanda and Céline to J.W.Anderson, Proenza Schouler, Marni, Valentino, and many other brands, whether directly inspired by a particular artist's work, painterly prints, or patterns, strong art references will be here to stay in 2017."
IN: "One shoe trend we see really taking over in 2017 is the mule," says Sean Kirschenbaum co-owner of The Shoebox. "Flat mules, low block-heel mules, heeled mules, sneaker mules, espadrille mules—mules in all fabrications and colors including velvet, satin, canvas, and embroidery. They were big for 2016 and they will be even bigger for 2017."
OUT: "Corsets had such a huge moment this year, but I'm not sure if I see designers continuing this into 2017 after the trend was covered in such a major way in the press," says Foley.
OUT: "A huge change is coming in the denim world," warns Jaffe. "Skinny jeans with stretch have reigned supreme for a long time but we anticipate a shift toward contrast denim styles in vintage silhouettes."
OUT: "I think we're starting to see that clean classic sneakers are not as exciting anymore," says Patel. "It's now about sneakers that are embellished or have something like emojis or logos on them."