How to strongly epitomise the spring and summer of 2018? The simplest method would be by not even trying to.
This year was a catwalk period that dared any lucid notes, in pretty much the same approach the world creates at this moment. The world of fashion responded to global frenzy the style it knows how by passionately celebrating the joy and beauty of life.
What that implies relies on the person you ask. In one junction of the fashion society, there was an outburst of unabashed glitter and glamour. To some, an unbelievable stream of entertainment and nostalgia.
And on the opposing point of the spectrum, a spirit of athletics and sports. And operating through it all, a notion of culture and character in casual times.
When fashion designers were not returning to the eighties, they were thinking about the nineties, recovering some of its greatest selling bestsellers. At Burberry, this symbolised the rebirth of its traditional check.
At Versace meanwhile, Donatella honoured founding designer Gianni’s whole collection, reviving his most memorable designs and prints. But be it checkered dresses over tees, the shot on the feather boa or glossy slips, the nineties fashion are to be admired.
Other ideas in the nineties which are coming your way this spring are grunge, pastels, cargo denim, and the incredible comeback of all, the cycling shorts.
Micro-trend: The monogrammed bags. Whether it was at Fendi, Gucci, or any of the famous houses distinguished for their echoing logos, the printed bag is tightly back. And styles ranged from a giant shopper, right through to clutch and bum bag.
Plastic, customarily the material of water bottles, grocery bags, and rain ponchos, is displaying a solid high fashion time, surfacing everywhere from the practical raincoats at Burberry in London over to Chanel’s alluring boots and capes and Valentino’s modern moto jackets.
It is a trend packed with humour. In the manner of promoting the synthetic essence to luxury standing, designers applied it to dress down mystique and add a sporty element. Prepare for your jackets to be transparent and the fabrics to be rubbery.
Micro-trend: Promoting the average. From the gentle ‘washing up’ marigold gloves in Christopher Kane up to the ‘tablecloths’ on bags at Balenciaga, the fashion industry is extracting some of our most basic and simplest home accessories into the field of fashion and adding to it a touch of playfulness and humour.
It is time to bring your old PE outfit back to life. Sport-inspired ladies’ wear is not running away at least anytime soon, as shown by the extensive list of gym shorts, parkas, polo shirts, and retro shoes demonstrated by the likes of Prada, Marc Jacobs, and Junya Watanabe.
Layer your striped onesies together with multi-material athletics jackets as seen at Isabel Marant and Valentino or opt for a preppy polo shirt like Moncler and Marni. However, as a sign of respect for all things fashion, just refrain from wearing wedge trainer Micro-trend: Bizarre trainers. Sports footwear and trainers are not going anywhere, so let the flat-soled fanatics celebrate for another period.
However, where we were once supporting a Nike sneaker or an everyday Vans footwear, this year will mark the start of the fun trainer. Bordering on oddity, these particular trainers are a speciality unto themselves.
There is no better moment to reassess your closet than the start of a new year, and now is the time to either combine everything in Deal Wiki, from print, texture, and fashion icons. This season, let’s display our fashion by applying classic, practical, and smart style while feeling the warm welcome of the year.