On Our Radar
Now that summer is behind us, it is time for change. With the days getting shorter and the nights getting cooler, you can't reach for that cold shoulder top anymore. However, there is a new trend in town and it is the exaggerated sleeve. The sleeve trend started with the cold shoulder and one shoulder trend and now it has trickled down to give us the statement sleeves.
The statement sleeve was seen on numerous fall runways, from J.W. Anderson, Balenciaga and Gucci, to Simone Rocha and Anna Sui. The exaggerated sleeves are a nod to the Romantic period where fashion designers have reworked old styles for the modern era, making attentiongrabbing sleeves steal the fashion spotlight for fall. The trend quickly made its way to the streets, seen on models and bloggers alike. It is not only for the
catwalk, but also the high street, which caught on to the style almost the second it left the runway making this trend an accessible one for all.
For an instant fashion forward look, pick up a top or sweater for fall with an interesting sleeve and it will instantly transform your look. This trend is perfect for the cooler season because it is the perfect party piece, especially when the holidays hit. The trend, although at first glance may seem a little over the top to some and impractical to others, it really doesn't have to be.
From bell to bishop sleeves, to flounce and ruffle sleeves, there is a statement sleeve for everyone. This season the bohemian styles have gone and instead the exaggerated sleeves are modern and utterly chic. From sleek dresses, to cool tops and even knits, the exaggerated sleeve adds a unique dose of fashion to even the simplest of outfits. Remember though to keep the rest of your outfit minimal. A simple silhouette in a neutral color palette paired with an attention-grabbing sleeve is all you need to finish the on trend look.
ANNA SUI Fall 2017
AQUILANO RIMONDI Fall 2017