This season Arnotts sees an exciting addition of new brands from the international stage including contemporary brands Maison Scotch, Karen Millen and Suncoo, while Vera Mont brings a new dimension to our occasion wear, and Claudia Strater and Masai adding new offerings to the modern classic collections.

Fusions of dramatic and bold colours along with a hint of summer romance are key features on the Spring/Summer 2017 catwalks, and this is reflected by many of the collections at Arnotts for the season ahead.


‘Tropical Pop’ is their key trend for Spring/Summer 2017. A vibrancy and romance flows from tropical inspired prints with a bold and bright colour palette. Think fuchsia pinks, sea blues and canary yellows. Blown out botanic prints are featured on everything from dresses, tops and jumpsuits. Shoulders are provocatively exposed with sophisticated asymmetric cuts and framed with flounces of flaming colours and graphic florals. This trend features heavily in Tara Jarmon, Marella, Pinko , Maison Scotch, Whistles, LK Bennett and Roisín Linnane.

Following this is ‘Summer Romance’ – A softer spin on the new season trends. Delicate floral embroidery, sheer lace detailing and broderie anglaise are the groundwork for this romantic and feminine trend which will prove popular for occasionwear. Rose quartz, snowdrop white and sky blues are seen in delicate laces and ditsy prints. An emphasis on the luxurious fabrics and flowing midi lengths make this trend look fresh and modern. Ganni, Caroline Kilkenny, Aideen Bodkin, Vera Mont, Luis Civit, Hobbs and Reiss are the go-to brands for this trend.

Are you bored of the silhouettes synonymous with the 9 – 5 routine? This season they are given a new lease of life in the ‘Modern Uniform’ trend. Utility inspired silhouettes take on a feminine feel with details such as exposed shoulders, bell sleeves and deconstructed hemlines. Shirting is a key element to this trend as well as shirting fabrics in dresses and separates, which can be found across Mint Velvet, Jigsaw, Les 100 Ciels, Polo Ralph Lauren, Marc O’Polo and Marella.

The last dominant trend this season is ‘Fruit Punch.’ Colour comes to the fore for SS17, with a renewed emphasis on the importance of head-to-toe dressing. While this warm colour palette isn’t new, the application of the ‘Fruit Punch’ trend is; from punchy reds to powder pinks, a powerful message is provided for this colour-way. Bright red saturated hues are embraced for feminine silhouettes to give a strong sense of power. This palette is all about energy and can be found in BCBG, Suncoo, Selected Femme, Marc O’Polo, Lauren Ralph Lauren and Ted Baker.

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