Fashion usually reflects society, pop culture, and of course, the creative minds of designers. While there is a spectrum of looks displayed on runways and editorials, all of these brands possess a correlation between one another each season. By looking through the currently showcased runway shows/editorials, there are 3 distinct movements/trends brands seem to be revisiting.
The androgynous look is nothing new. People channeled the style since the late 70’s / early 80’s with platforms and experimental hairstyles. It never went away, but it did cause people to question one another on certain aspects. Inquiries about sexuality, morals, religion, etc. popped up when males and females wore or followed certain fashions that were considered “unconventional”. Luckily, society is slowly but surely beginning to realize that clothes are genderless. Brands are fully embracing the trend and even incorporating gender-neutral collections.
Celebrities like Jaden Smith and Cara Delevingne are well-known advocates of wearing whatever desired, rebelling against the orthodox idea of “dressing your gender”.
Patterns + Layering
Confused about what to wear? No problem! Just throw on anything, because looking tacky is the way to go. Matching no longer matters. Looking like you dressed in the dark is progressively becoming cool now. Designers have no shame in combining patterns and layering garments, so why should you? Minimalism seems to be out the door. Looking tasteless is in.
Vintage looks never really go out of style. Fashions from years ago are always “coming back”, but it seems like the trend is in full effect and not just for a specific era. The 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s are being conveyed and mixed with modern detail in one season. Time to visit your grandparent’s closet and hit up Goodwill to look hip.
At the end of the day…
Trends are not mandatory to follow. Who cares about them really? The point is this – fashion is recycled and designers use each other’s creations as inspiration. No one is completely original. We’re all influenced by someone or something. Trends are just there to help steer us into our personal choice of style.