‘Tis the season to be DIFFERENT
PARTY OR RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR, IT'S A BUSY TIME FOR US ALL AS WE WHIP OUT OUR TRUSTED PARTY SEASON CLASSICS. SO AS 2015 DRAWS TO A CLOSE, THERE ARE TRENDS WE SHOULD BRING INTO 2016 AND OTHER ‘CLASSICS' WE
y ManRepelle t E If you feel inspired to kick your annual party season habits this year, there is plenty diversity in fashion trends to help. Have no fear—there's more to this season's Fall/Winter looks than fur, wool and Christmas knits to excite us here in the Caribbean. There are even some styles we can incorporate into our warm climate wardrobes from trends that speak a little to us all.
One of these has to be the trend for bold prints. This season, some fashion designers seem to have had a love child with the interior design world. Strong references to fabrics and motifs usually found within a Dior provide a great trend for the party season, and quite appropriate for our Caribbean climes.
If intense fabric pattern, sparkle and shine are too much for your individual style, perhaps most endearing and simple of all is the slip dress. Nineties revival doesn't have to mean choker necklaces and casual crop tops. A classic slip dress can provide chic elegance as proven by Narciso Rodriguez, and more importantly, it's easy to wear to any event this party season.
For my vote, the designer who has possibly provided us with the ultimate party season dress this year is Prabal Gurung in his A/W '15 show. His slip dress with its natural shine and adored red colour is a perfect piece to adopt in the Caribbean and can be easily styled to suit individual tastes. Furthermore, it has a feel of ‘debutante,' also a favoured look this season.
Although it's good to leave the old classic party pieces behind and relish in individualism and new styles, I believe we should still hold onto one thing—the old-faithful adage, ‘New year; New me.' Whatever trends or pieces you decide to wear this party season, be sure to express your individuality and perhaps carry the inspiration into your wardrobe for future seasons.