Trendspotting: Matching Sets in the Spring 2016 Collections
I've waxed poetic about the highs and lows of matching sets in fashion, also known as co-ords, and the spring 2016 runways have proven to support the trend staying hot. From long tunics over pants to tiny bustier tops and matching full skirts, these designers (among many others) worked the co-ord trend into their collections, showing that matching sets are meant to be in fashion for seasons to come.
Above: look from the Rachel Zoe Spring 2016 collection.
One of Milan's designers on the rise included multiple matching sets in his collection that one me over to the label.
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana were kings of the matching set, including many pin-up worthy matching numbers covered in embellishment in their questionably exotic collection.
Alice + Olivia
Stacey Bendet included this sassy set of flared flower trousers and a matching top that gave us a serious throwback vibe, in the best way possible.
Cushnie Et Ochs
Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs included a not-too sexy but pretty tiny denim top, countered by a full matching skirt, that proved denim can be red-carpet appropriate.
This Trina Turk matching suit just screamed "flower power" in a bit of an overload, but take off the jacket and hat and you've got an adorable matching set.
I couldn't not give this silky dream of a set by Cynthia Rowley a mention. The long top and cropped pants look anything but old as they use just enough print and embellishment.
Missoni's matching set resembled silky pajamas, but the exact kind we'd want to wear out on the streets. Add a pair of heels like the model's rocking, and you're good to go.
Marissa Webb did the unexpected by including two kinds of matching sets in her collection; one tiny top and matching skirt with a jacket to keep covered, and a pajama-worthy blouse and trousers.
Anna Sui toned down the bareness of tiny shorts and a cropped bralette by making them in knit, and churned out a quirky and sexy version of a sweater set.
Consuelo Castiglioni kept in line with Marni's charming quirky reputation, making tunic tops and oversized trousers in bright and poppy patterns to match.
Prabal Gurung put not one but two matching sets down the runway, both being cropped halters and matching full skirts in similar fabrics of different color palettes.
See by Chloe
Finally, at See by Chloe, there was a reincarnation of the original sweatsuit; sweatpants made fashionable with a matching cropped tee to make the ultimate comfy-cute look high-fashion.