Fashion week is gone, but the trends will stick around. The aftermath of MBFWA left behind a diverse selection of proposals we can’t wait to put into use. Although as with most fashion weeks around the globe, this season wasn’t much about what’s new but about comebacks with something fresh.
With flashbacks from past decades and revivals galore, the predominance of 80’s extravagance with accentuated shoulders and massive sleeves was an outstanding recipe; the 70’s – whether with disco glitz or those boho vibes we can’t get enough of, and …. let’s not forget, our 90’s favorite – Clueless nostalgia! The following are some of the hottest and most wearable trends you’ll be seeing everywhere!
Gingham print goes way back to the 50’s but we can’t ignore it was a highlight in some of the runways seen during MBFWA, as well as in other fashion weeks around the globe. Whether black and white, or in a variety of colors, this print promises to be one of the most #grammable trends of the season.
This takes us back to the 70’s – Denim is timeless, our favorite go-to fix when less is more. But the current proposal takes it from its basic and casual context, to an elevated and new interpretation of denim lux, in the form of elaborated and dressy garments, which use can be extended to a wider dress code schedule.
The old Fanny pack elevated and sleeker, like a minimal pocked you can wrap around your waist or stylishly carried on your shoulders – just enough for a smartphone, lipstick and card providing freedom that doesn’t compromise style.
It’s been a while, since the last time we saw belts as key element – sure everyone wears a belt here and there but the strong type comes back to emphasize your waist, just like those chunky styles back in the 80’s – the novelty in 2018 proposes a sleeker take, remember – don’t torture yourself, just enhance your silhouette!
Long blazers are the new little black dress
From staple to statement – Another smart wardrobe addition every woman should own. From tailored fitted styles to 80’s inspired tuxedos, this season long blazers come infused with attitude and empowerment, not to mention multiple styling options.
We have fallen in love with statement sleeves since their comeback more that four years ago, a prevailing trend echoing yesteryear’s fashion, from simple 70’s inspired styles to a few centuries back with the balloon or bishop shaped. Now we look back at the 80’s with exuberant models resembling this decade’s maximalism.
Co-ords – The flared pants & flirty crop top set
As part of resort collections sure there will be plenty of skin revealing garments such as a few crop tops here and there, but when we see flared pants and flirty crop tops with ruffles working in perfect harmony, – trend or not, it is a yes and a winner formula for those enjoying the warm weather!
Alice McCall – Roopa
All the glitz in the world
For the lovers of “More is more” – Glitz in all its splendour, from subtle neutral sequined textures for day use, to flamboyant garments exquisitely ornamented, – dare to shine your way and eclipse the starts!
Cher Horowitz will always be a fashion icon – her yellow checked jacket and skirt will always be a memorable fashion moment, inspiring the newer generations even 20 years later. But since Versace recreated this outfit last season, it was obvious the clueless mania was back, with many other brands including Clueless inspired looks in their repertoire. Checked patterns, sheer collar blouses with jumper dresses, vinyl among many other references from this film are relevant once more !
Alice McCall – Hansen & Gretel
Pleated skirts are always in trend
A timeless and flattering staple to bring glam and drama to our style – Pleated skirts had their climax moment four years ago, and now they have come back to stay – a street style favorite then and now
All about 70’s
A memorable era in terms of rebellious fashions that still resonate today – we can’t deny that our mother’s wore it first when it comes to most of the trends we enjoy now – Bring back the look with co-ords, total denim, folk inspired prints, knee length loose dresses and bell sleeves as seen on the Hansen & Gretel runway
Hansen & Gretel
Mashed up print garments
By now we are quite familiar with mixing and matching patterns from different garments, but this season brings mashed up prints as novelty – two or multiple prints in the same piece – forget about rules or what matches best – anything goes!
Lee Mathews – Roopa
The ultimate glam – We’ve seen this trend coming strong this season from New York to Paris and Aussie runways weren’t the exception, just a touch of tulle in a romantic blouse, or a full tulle skirt for a extravaganza display a la Carrie Bradshaw and steal the show!
Leo & Lin
Leo & Lin – Still Still Studio
With lovers and haters alike, some would say it isn’t eco at all, while others defend its use considering the re-purpose angle – In my case, I look at the weather, if it rains at least I won’t get wet. From ” it bags” to rain coats to dresses, one way to look summery while protected from unexpected climate changes.
Still Still Studio
Day to Night Silk
If you’re one of those leaving your silky garments for evening matters, look beyond – silk can be casual and easy to wear – simple, loose and effortless silhouettes in luminous colours are the way to go!
Never underestimate the power of a shirt dress, specially a white one – try it by itself or unbuttoned from the waist below with pants or jeans, perfect for layering if used as a cardigan or as a spring coat, not to mention it’s one of those garments that let you to go the extra mile with accessories !
Lee Mathews – Hansen & Gretel – C/meo Collective
Sometimes it is the time for horizontal navy stripes, others for vertical tiny lines, but this time we talk about diagonal bold stripes, in luscious fabrics to bring back that late 70’s vibe.
Akira – Bianca Spender
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- 34Once again, Sydney hosted the biggest Aussie fashion event - Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, aka MBFWA , and I couldn't have been more thrilled to finally have some runway action in town. Gathering the best emerging and established names in local fashion this version included names such as Karla…