NEW SS17 TREND: SODA PUNK
By Sam Higgins, 13 June 2017
The warm season may be upon us, but that’s no reason to stifle your style with simple shorts and basic tees. Here’s the lowdown on our skate-inspired SS17 trend, Soda Punk, which will give your key colours and cuts a reworking for summer.
You won’t be unfamiliar with Soda Punk’s core elements – the SS17 trend takes pastel hues and projects them onto relaxed, skater silhouettes.
From heavy-metal graphics to unique layering, this is a simple, stylish way to add attitude to your warm-weather wear. Raw edges, cut-off sleeves and heavy washes are key features, and, with the help of customisation, the punk details give lightweight outerwear and everyday accessories a unique feel.
Bring a touch of summer psychedelia to your gear via bold, tie-dyed tops. They'll make a strong enough statement whether left alone to shine, or worn with cut-off shorts or lightweight trews.
In terms of catwalk inspiration, Alexander Wang introduced a summer-sky-esque tie-dye touch to long-sleeved pieces in his SS17 range, setting the bar for combining several statement elements in one wearable look.
While, more recently, Demna Gvasalia brought unlikely layering and acid-washed attire to his Balençiaga line and, in the process, showed you how to make the most of every aspect of this trend.