How to really use fashion trends, what is to bring home and really wear, after the shows?
New York Fashion Week, while busy discussing the new calendar trend of “see-now-buy-now” and a bit confused by the currents changes in the industry, still managed to deliver some glamorous NY trends and beautiful catwalk shows that are worth to apply in everyday life.
And what about London Fashion Week? Traditionally, this is where trends happen and new looks are shown. Indeed, the London shows have been very theatrical, volcanic and sometimes a bit scary (we have seen some Gothic make-up, Hannibal masks and sinister-looking models). But behind the surprises, there was a high sartorial knowledge, and also some subtle changes that are easy to copy on a low budget. Here is a selection of the best trends to really use in the next seasons. For more, visit the Ask the Monsters Fashion Section, or our Free Fashion Advice Section.
Here is the first contrast: together with crazy looks, we have seen a lot of dreamy looks, embroidered with butterflies.
Another romantic trend that counterbalanced the London craziness: birds. Embroidered, printed, added as a focal point.
Gothic – But Impeccable!
Don’t focus on the Hannibal masks: watch the sartorial skills of the beautiful clothes.
Chiffon, coloured embroideries, see-through clothes: the body is going to be shown also in winter.
Theater and Patchwork
After all, London is the city of theatres. Spectacular and eye-catching mixtures of colours, fabrics, wigs and materials have been seen in most of the shows.
The tendency is definitely more toward the 70s than Kim Kardashian-inspired: ditch your bra and go fro a deep plunge.
Skinny scarves, soft belts, shirts that close with a knot: when a model walks, there is often a soft piece of fabric flying. Very sensual, and easy to copy on a low budget.
Fur details and trimmings have been seen a lot in New York too – the trend continues in London.
London disrupted belts by using them everywhere – often together in the same outfit. Avoid the excess and keep the idea – it’s lovely and easy to copy.