5 trends we’re embracing now from the Marc Cain Berlin Fashion Week show

Including to-die for prints

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Including to-die for prints

Marc Cain kicked off Berlin Fashion Week in style with a SS18 collection that was quite simply to die for, but more on that later.

The show attracted the usual crowd of celebrities, international press and influencers, such as Johanna Klum, Frauke Ludowig, Iris Berben, Lena Meyer-Landrut, Janina Uhse and Victoria Swarowski. Guests mingled for cocktails and champagne, before heading into the industrial venue for the show.

The audience was treated to a catchy performance by Israeli pop indie duo Lola Marsh, before models were sent down the catwalk to present the collection.

Creative director Karin Veit excelled herself with a collection inspired by a private garden (guests were given the cutest gardening gloves, trowels and seeds in their goodie bags). There were eye-catching floral prints of course, mixed in with animal and tropical prints for good measure.

There were heavy seventies and eighties influences, with a focus on floaty fabrics and masculine tailoring, but with a modern update. Here are five trends we're definitely adding to our wardrobe now.

Pop of colour

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Wallflowers, abstain, next summer will be all about acid colours and touches of neon. We love this bright coral, paired with the boot of the season, in thigh high neon of course.

70s flower power

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The 70s trend is having a bit of a makeover. Think bohemian styles with touches of neon, paired with oversized accessories. Just look at that belt!

Relaxed denim

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For summer, denim gets a softer update. Think loose masculine tailoring, elevated with broderie anglaise tops and velour bows to add a feminine touch.

Summer layering

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Thought layering was just for winter? Think again! They key to nailing this look is opting for lighter fabrics, in a palette of pastel shades. Here, the model's crop trousers and embroidered blouse are made all the more exciting thanks to a corset belt and striped belt.

Have fun mixing textures too, we love the woven accessories.

Androgynous tailoring

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We're all for androgynous fashion here at Marie Claire, which is why we're so in love with this well thought-out look. Notice how the oversized trousers are balanced by the feminine floral blouse and French braid.

All we can say is Marc Cain has got itself another winning collection. Bravo.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.