#1: Check mate
Be it Prince of Wales, Motocross or plaids, designers have been decking their designs in the pattern. It can either channel a ’70s Annie Hall vibe a la Prince of Wales or go the more zany route with MSGM’s Motocross tee.
Yes, the trend carries over from New York, and looks set to be one of the biggest trends for Fall 2017 as a whole. Best part about this evergreen trend? It’s easily replicated with items already in your wardrobe – provided your wardrobe isn’t entirely black.
#3: Paddle pop
Your favourite childhood ice cream re-surfaces at Milan, where a plethora of pastel hues took hold – unusual, given it’s the fall/winter shows but then again, it would appear designers are saying seasons don’t matter as much anymore, with international travel more common than ever before.
#4: Unusual textures
Marni’s new designer, Francesco Risso, faces high expectations after taking over from founder Consuelo Castiglioni. While he may not be quite there yet, it’s only his first show and he has introduced interesting looks, such as the (nylon?) jacket above and the (vinyl and fur?) ensemble on the right. At Prada, a strong ’70s influence was clearly visible but none signalled the decade better than the return of corduroy. And over at Gucci, Alessandro Michele staged his most visually stimulating show (so far) – and this crystal mesh bodysuit will surely become of the most photographed looks of the entire season.
Practical? Perhaps not but memorable, yes.
#5: Keeping it in the family
Ladies who love matchy matchy will be glad to know that it’s officially back from the ’90s. Designers as diverse as Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi, Blumarine, Ferragamo and Max Mara all pushed out looks that were head-to-toe accessorised in the same colour family.
#6: Get your head game on
For those who sneer at the idea of wearing hats, it might be time to get.over.it. Over at MSGM and Gucci, not one but two head accessories were combined (a scarf and trucker cap at MSGM and a scarf with a bandana at Gucci). Prada on the other hand, gave us what looks to be the head gear of the season – a hood with decadent marabou feathers and for the less daring, newboy caps in all shapes and fabrics.
All images: Showbit.com