ALLGOOD IN THE HOOD
The hoodie goes from sidewalk to catwalk, as metal tees rock up. Amy Yasmine cracks down on the new street styles.
started by Vetements. This season, designers zeroed in on the exaggerated sleeves, as seen at Stella McCartney, Fenty Puma by Rihanna, and Marc Jacobs. At Céline, supersized sleeves were worn over oversized knitwear and structured blouses, while Marques’Almeida redefined casual dresses with sporty, larger-than-life hoodie dresses. Who needs gloves when you’ve got sleeves that go the distance for you?
THAT’S SO METAL
While metal iconography isn’t exactly a groundbreaking idea in fashion (remember Balenciaga’s Join A Weird Trip jumper from Autumn/ Winter ’12?), its meteoric rise and current domination on and off the runway, certainly is. Spearheaded by wunderkind Demna Gvasalia at Vetements, the gothic font has gone from hard metal album covers to runway norm, and now, hard-selling band merch. Take Kanye West’s recently launched The Life of Pablo merchandise for example, which was inspired by ’80s heavy metal band Dio. Or even Justin Bieber’s Purpose tour collection, conceived as a collaboration between the pop star and Fear of God designer, Jerry Lorenzo. Over in Paris, Spanish label Loewe sent out a metalinspired T-shirt, as seen on Mica Arganaraz, proving to us that metal is here to stay.
Fenty Puma by Rihanna Autumn/Winter ’16 The season’s oversize trend makes a case for throwing out your mittens
Loewe Autumn/ Winter ’16
Soft pastels and luxurious furs add a touch of luxe to the casual hoodie
Pop icon Rihanna putting her swag on in Vetements