Fashion Month Round-Up
Four cities, four weeks. Fashion month has never been easy on anyone involved, but this one felt particularly overwhelming. Nonetheless, we can all rejoice and go back to the run-of-the-hill mayhem that we’re accustomed to. However, before we all sit back down in our creaky desk chairs prepping ourselves for pre-Fall, it’s imperative we take a look back and see which trends that graced the catwalk are here to stay.
Or Cantaloupe, as Coloro calls it. Nevertheless, the infamous sunset hue has been forecasted to be one of the prime colors for next year. Its versatility to be brash and soft, feminine and masculine, or subtle and accented lead us to believe that it’ll be a key player in everyone’s color palette this fashion cycle.
Contrast is a primary rule in Color Theory 101, so it’s no surprise we’d see the vibrant blue alongside its warmer counterpart on the runway. Regardless, teal is another example of utilizing color to demonstrate gender fluidity and to experiment outside the muted pastels from last year.
The love-child of the perennial favorites off-white and mahogany, this conception was bound to happen. With a demand for bright-yet-nuanced hues, it was about time for a warmer beige variant to step foot on the runway.
Somewhere between Sixties Revivalism and classical east-Asian stylisms, florals certainly have asserted their dominance as the pride male on the catwalk. From gowns to dress shirts, the bloom is no longer relegated to femme couture.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen the tartan pattern this mainstream on the runway with the exception of Burberry, but it’s projected to make a strong comeback this following year. It’s good to see the infamous checkers make a return-to-form to their prep roots.
The wide kind at that. Thick stripes help explore a new dimensionality in color blocking and seem to allow designers to keep a look matte-yet-dynamic— especially for any pieces cut on a bias.
While this phenomenon certainly isn’t a stranger to this season’s runways, it has re-gained considerable traction since this year’s resort collections. Everything from fringes, tassels, western shirts, gaudy boots and buckles are making a comeback. Although WGSN announced this one back in March of this year, it wasn’t until later publications started picking up on it. If this fashion month declared anything, it’s that cowboy looks are here to stay, and we’re cool with that.
With a tense political climate and a socially conscious youth culture, a reformed punk chic has begun to take form on the runway. From thrashed black denim, chains and silver embellishments, and all-leather looks, we’re already accustomed to the rockstar-look most of our favorite rappers have brought back. But make no mistake, this rebellion is more than a fashion statement.
In hopes to reform our geopolitical strife, we’re seeing a naturalistic and lax approach to fashion. Think Erykah Badu or Lisa Bonet; a lot more cotton-based fabrics (linen and canvas most notably), jewel and stone detailing, and earth tones alongside psychedelic patterns like paisley and intricate geometry.
Forecasting is a gamble first, science second. Fashion is a cycle after all, so as we see these trickle down into the greater consumer market only then can we actually deduce what has and hasn't survived. Keeping in mind all of the underlying evidence, it’s safe to say these looks are here for the long-run.