10 trends for Fall/Winter 2017/2018

Deep red, clothes descended from a SF movie, knittings, extreme prints, maxi layerings and sweet little details: the Fall/Winter 2017/2018 season has something fit for every fashionista.

trends fall/winter 2017/2018 red

Little Red Riding Hood 

I think I never saw so much red, in different shades, on catwalks. It started at New York Fashion Week, when red pieces (from dresses, coats, accessories) have been seen everywhere – from Victoria Beckham, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu or Monse. Then, at Milan, all eyes were on red! Passionate, in a draped sexy dresses at Versace, to all red power women at Givenchy or on delicate lace  and tulle ruffles at Fendi and Giambatista Valli. Even I didn’t have a special thing for red (not ever!), I am pretty sure that this season I will throw myself in the red vertigo of trends and I will pick a long splendid cut coat, red, of course. Or maybe I will put my bets on an over-knee pair of red boots. (Catwalks: Fendi, Givenchy, Jason Wu, Proenza Scouler, Victoria Bekham. Bracelet Ana Alexe)

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Back to the future

Karl Lagerfeld has (literally) launched an enormous spaceship from inside Grand Palais. The shinning silver boots from Saint Laurent sent on the runway by Anthony Vaccarello (seen on Instagram weeks after Fashion Week was over) could be easily do the fitting for a SF movie or for a party in the tremendous Studio 54, while the mini stiff skirt from Balenciaga stole the fashionista’s hearts. If at Paco Rabanne, the glitter, the disco sequins and the lamé has always been a trademark in the DNA of the brand (let’s not forget the holographic dress from 1960), I am amazed to see, at more conservative Bottega Veneta and Loewe, sparkling fabrics just perfect for stellar travellers. Choose a silver bag (yep, the excess is permitted) and put inside it a rounded-shaped pair of glasses and a Isaac Asimov volume. (Catwalks: Balenciaga, Chanel, Loewe, Maison Margiela, Paco Rabanne. Bolero, Elena Perseil, brooch Monom, bag Crina Bulprich)

Do you get the message? 

T-shirts with a strong message, jackets that become more funny after you turn your back to the audience, slogans of all kind (from political ones to the extremely feminist or just funny) – the written pieces of clothes didn’t take a break. The words revolution continues on various pieces at Versace, Sacai, Stella Jean, Asish, Prabal Gurung, Zadig & Voltaire. (Catwalks: Asish, Prabal Gurung, Sacai, Versace, Zadig & Voltaire. Ring MoleculeF X Skin Deep, T-shirt TheStoriesofO X Skin Deep)

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Handmade Tale 

We live in a globalisation world. Therefore, why fashion trends couldn’t be more… globalised? For Fall/Winter 2017/2018 collections, no print is too eccentric, no cultural influence from any continent is left behind. On the clothes I saw on catwalks, the folkloric patterns from the rural England are combined with details seen on Eastern European countryside and the patchwork technique. My personal top? The oversized coat from Etro, the delicate dress with psychedelic prints from Erdem,  the embroidered jeans from Calvin Klein (yes, I know, when the most minimalist brand in the world, Calvin Klein, put their bets on prints… it’s time to head to the stores!). So… do not afraid to mix prints! Limit, on the other hand, the size and quantity of the accessories. (Catwalks: Calvin Klein, Coach 1941, Dolce & Gabbana, Erdem, Etro. Hoodie Lana Dumitru, jacket Lana Dumitru)

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Architecture Lesson 

There is no Fashion Week without some deconstructed pieces. That’s the lesson I’ve learnt in the past few years. For Fall/Winter 2017/2018, the designers put the most unusual cuts on the shirts tails (Acne Studio) or on the shoulders (at Ports 1961, some sleeves do not exist, just like that!), they try to mix silk, wool, lace and tweed in an overlayering composition at Burberry and even cuts through fabrics, at Maison Margiela. If you want to catch everybody’s eyes, now is the perfect moment. Attention, please: these clothes require a bold attitude! Do not forget the jewellery and the minimal make-up. (Catwalk: Acne Studios, Burberry Prorsum, Maison MArgiela, POrts 1961. Earrings Monom, dress Concepto, jumpsuit Parlor)

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Power suit 

From Yves Saint Laurent forward, the pants suit didn’t miss any season (especially on Fall/Winter season). Cigarette, flared, straight – the pants suit has always been part of powerful ladies wardrobe (Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel are just two examples), but also a hot item for red carpet (do you know anything sexier than Angelina Jolie in the smokin’ hot smoking from Saint Laurent?). For Fall/Winter 2017/2018 season, we have to choose between masculine version from Céline, the reinterpreted smoking from Haider Ackermann (I am pretty sure that Tilda Swinton will wear at Oscars!) or the asymmetric versions from Jaquemus or Alexander McQueen). For colour lovers: Marni (purple, beige) or Maison Martin Margiela. Wear the costume with silk tops, with T-shirts with feminist messages or next to a sensual lingerie. (Catwalks: Céline, Haider Ackermann, Hermès, Jaquemus, Marni. Jackets Pulse)

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So fluffy! 

I wanna know who was the first designer who put first a fluffy colourful plushy piece on the catwalk.  And that’s because I am pretty sure that the next Fashion Week street style snapshots will look like the photographers stumbled and landed in a candy store full of marshmallows, macaroons and sugar floss. Nobody escaped from this merry-go-round: pink jackets at Nina Ricci, orange coat at Miu Miu or Emilio Pucci, yellow coat at Wanda Nylon, soft pink jacket at Louis Vuitton. Be ready for a cuteness overdose! (Emilio Pucci, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Wanda Nylon. Coat Parlor)

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Plastic is (really) fantastic

When I looked at the pictures from Fall/Winter 2017/2018 runway, I thought that every designer is prepared for an extremely rainy fall. Or a long holiday to London. The vinyl trench coats (coloured or transparent) have appeared instantly at Vanessa Seward, Calvin Klein, Christophe Lemaire. And even as a… plastic bag at Jeremy Scott (Moschino) or Miu Miu. I looked around and I’ve noticed that even Michael Kors and Christian Dior had such pieces in their collection. And not designed for Electric Castle festival! Try not to combine the trench with rubber boots; some sexy leggings and some ankle boots will do the job. (Catwalks: Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Moschino, Vanesa Seward. Leggings Murmur)

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Camel Ride 

I guess there is no other shade to please the taste for minimalism of the normcore generation and, on the other hand, the exquisite wish to elegance of high-class ladies. Beige, camel, sand, chestnut brown, light caffe latte – all these shades come back. And they did it on monochrome outfits at Ralph Lauren, with Barbie inspiration at Moschino, easy and comfortable at Stella McCartney, extremely delicate with a hint of dusty pink at Loewe. For a cool look, try to maintain the colours of the accessories on the same line. Beige on beige? Yes, please! (Catwalks: Balmain, Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Michael Kors. Dress Murmur)

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Supersize my hat…

… and not just the hat (so I have seen at Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana), but also the earrings are bigger and bigger (Y/Project), as well as the cuffs (Proenza Schouler) or the belts (Tod’s, Roksanda, Nina Ricci, Isabel Marant). (Catwalks: Gucci, Roksanda, Tod’s, Y/Project. Earrings Moogu, skirt Concepto)

Collages: Sergiu Martinaș / Molecule F. All the products are available on www.molecule-f.com


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