Techniques In Fashion:
There’s a palpably nostalgic tone set at the Fall/Winter 2018 collections wherein designers are continuing a long running love affair with 1970s’ kitsch influences and thrift shop trinkets...
There’s a palpably nostalgic tone set at the Fall/Winter 2018 collections wherein designers are, continuing a long running love affair with 1970s kitsch influences and thrift shop trinkets.
The prevalent hype surrounding streetwear and outerwear is also keenly taken into consideration as designers and high fashion brands seek to appease the dominant millennial and Gen Z clientele.
Fashion houses are taking their cues from an eclectic mix of eras and movies that surpass cultures and traditions; and instead of resulting in a big chaos, the upshot is in fact just the opposite.
Floral embroideries make a comeback but not in the dainty, romantic way you would expect. This season, they take on a more folkloric tone and present themselves as understated muted versions of their counterparts. Floral swirls also make their way into 3D appliqué placements that make use of heretical laces and ribbons.
On the surface front, wide explorations of washes are undertaken over denims ranging from worn out effects to deeper indigo dips. A sense of reckless abandon, reflective of the current overall societal and cultural mood translates itself via an array of shredding and fraying techniques over shirts, jeans and denim jackets.
All this and more, as FFT takes on the recently concluded menswear and womenswear showcases to reveal the key techniques that would be in focus for the approaching frostier months.