New York & London: Fashion takeaways for Spring/Summer 2018
FASHION TAKEAWAYS FOR SPRING/ SUMMER 2018
The past fashion month has given us ample fashion for thought to chew upon. From sheer transparencies to a rain-repelling plastic takeover and utilitarian glam, it’s been a season full of vigour and a dip in the bright (sea) side. Ruffles observe an extended stayover, revival courtesy every second designer who took it upon themselves to inject a dose of freshness into the overly saturated trend. Simone Rocha presented floorgrazing frills over whimsical white gowns, whilst Ryan Lo used them as decorative elements over gloves. Transparency continues its anarchy with wispy sheer dresses at Fendi and Christopher Kane and with tulle upon tulle layered at Simone Rocha and Preen. At London, activism reared its ugly head when anti-fur protestors flocked outside show venues waving placards and megaphones, bellowing “shame on London Fashion Week”. This was a no more than a case of misplaced and misinformed politicking as use of fur has greatly been banished from the fashion scene in the past several years. A sense of responsibility and brotherhood emerged as an underlying theme at the New York and London Fashion weeks, which are also coincidentally two cities to have been at the receiving end of social and terror-ridden misfortunes. A strong message of optimism was well reflected in the collections, which overrides any qualms to defy the visions this industry is built on.
FFT has listed down the key trend directions that will be shaping the future of fashion in the coming seasons.