Fashion designers never cease to amaze us with their astonishing collections. They (re)create stories using materials, different textures, patterns and colours. Nobody denies how much hard work, creativity and analyse is involved in conceiving catwalk masterpieces. What I don`t understand is this constant need of following the trends. Before rushing to buy something trendy ask yourself Is this going to match my personal style? Keep on reading to find out what are the new trends for autumn/ winter 2017. Then make a (smart) decision regarding what trends you want to adopt.
All red trend is taking the fashion world by storm. It`s not a surprise as red is the hue that screams attention and it`s the first colour the eye sees. However, I can`t imagine anyone going to the office head to toe wearing red and recreating a Givenchy catwalk look. In real life, if you want to adopt this trend, owning a pair of red shoes and rocking red nails ± lips will be the best option. Additionally, you can opt for red accessories: a bag, belt or earrings. Worried red colour doesn`t suit you? Make sure you choose a cool or warm red according to your skin undertone.
PLAIDS, PLAIDS, PLAIDS
The word plaid is derivated from the Gaelic word Plaide meaning blanket. Scottish people used to wear the belted plaid or the great kilt to protect their bodies from cold winters. Plaids are most of the time confused with tartan but what really differentiates them is the repeating pattern. On tartan, the pattern of the vertical stripes matches the pattern of the horizontal stripe; on plaids, the recurrent design stops. To me, plaids have a perfect autumnal vibe. The plaid autumn/winter designs presented on the catwalk are easy to wear in real life.
A FEATHER TOUCH
Dreamy, beautiful and untouchable? Yes !! Machine-washable? No ! With sadness, I have to admit I will say PASS to this autumn/winter trend. The designs look great on catwalks but this is something I wouldn`t wear. For those of you who want to adopt the trend but you worry about using ostrich feather, choose synthetic feathers instead.
RETURN OF THE BELT
My favourite autumn/winter trend 2017 is the belt. I was collecting belts since I was in high school. So many people believe the return of the waist creates a controversy. The perfect body is the skinny one with a well-marked waist. Well, it`s not; people need to remember beauty doesn’t have a specific size. To me playing with big, small or Obi Japanese belts and not wearing them to hold my pants allows me to be creative and dress accordingly to my style.
Incorporating metallic pieces into your daily outfits without looking like a disco ball doesn`t seem an easy job. Just ignore this trend and quit the battle. 9 pm? Dazzle and iridescence? Yes, please! For the night time though, the trend is perfect. Add a golden touch by wearing a metallic dress/ skirt.
THE 70`S ARE CALLING
Is it just me or the designers forget how many of us are keen on wearing retro or vintage pieces? I am aware that the clothes they presented on the catwalks have a futuristic approach mixing 70s elements with modern designs but the final result doesn’t please the eye. I prefer clothes from past decades on their own. It is a good reminder though to wear our old clothes with pride.
What do you feel about the autumn/winter 2017 trends? Which one is your favourite?
Disclaimer: I don`t own the credits for any of the picture used to create collages. The source of the imageries is Pinterest.