TREND REPORT F/W 2017-2018
One usually arrives to the runway, either in person or via the internet, with Important questions such as: "what’s in and what’s out?", " what rule is it okay to break?", "what decade is back in style?" (again) but more importantly : "what’s new?".
This season comes on strong, and with the recent winds of change, it comes with answers.
Bright future ahead
Many models shimmered across the runway with spacey , futuristic style, wearing metallic looks of silver and gold. Sequins and crystals were also implemented by designers, which gave a retro-futuristic vibe to many collections. The trend was used by houses like Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and J.W Anderson.
Cool power suit you got there
It only makes sense that the pantsuit made a big come back this season with all the political turmoil on people’s (including designers) minds. It made an appearence in multiple shows, including Hermés, Céline and Jacquemus.
The trend came in different shapes, colors and forms and weather it’s a hillary thing or not, it’s great to see it back.
No pants, that’s the way to go! this season we saw a numerous amount of models walk along the catwalk without any bottoms on whatsoever. Instead, they wore over-sized blazers and button-ups that dubbled as mini dresses.
Designers like Marques ‘ Almeida, Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs jumped on the wagon of this pop-starry trend.
Phrasing it right
Fashion is speaking up. Big , bold phrases appeared on the clothes ofmany shows, including Prabal Gurung and Ashley Williams bearing strong political and social messages with great fury. Things like "the future is female" and "a person is a person" where written overshirts, pants, and more.
Arts and Crafts
The idea of Multiculturalism was big this time around, with many designers like Calvin Klein and Alexander McQueen focusing on traditional techniques and folkloric motifs.
Kiss from a rose
Hail The rose, Queen of the winter florals! Roses of all sizes and styles elevated many looks of this season’s runway, with designers like christopher Kane and houses like Lanvin implemented the print on their collections. Not even Calvin Klein could resist it!
Red, just like that, has suddenly invaded this season’s fashion shows. from swishy, silky dresses to more structured pieces. There was red as far as the eye could see. We saw it on shows like alexander mcqueen, fendi, Jil Sander and the row. Givenchy’sRicardo Tisci was particularly keene on this color, perhaps symbolic of his departure from the house.
Shearling wool coats have been all the rage with the cool kids for a while now, and it seems it will be for some more time, a great number of designers could not resist sneaking it in into their collections. Be it as the lining of a jacket, like on Isabel Marant’s case or as a full shearling bomber like on Chloé’s case, it seems like the trend just keeps getting better and better.
The leather, reloaded
Black leather is a classic , no doubt, and this fall many designers put a twist on it, making full suits and dresses from the matrix-like material. Jil Sander, Stella McCartney, Akrisand Céline are only some of the names that implemented it in their collections, throwing a special (and maybe a little nostalgic) cool-factorintothis season’s trend mix.