What are the distinctive sign of next winter’s collections? The cloakroom now thinks of itself as an armor to face valiantly modern times: extra wide shoulders, paddings, firewalls, layering superlative … Sportswear well anchored in the new fashion vocabulary of houses still leaves some bursts of chic and dream Western influences, tailoring sharp, leathers and five-star fabrics reach new heights of luxury for a hybrid, bold and resolutely modern look…
Reminiscent of a street and bling era, MTV generation displaying loud and loud screaming logos of some titans of international luxury, who finally assume this legacy, long rejected. The logo will be all-over, or nothing.
Some trends arise without warning and become must-have seasonal fashion. This is the case of the technical coat with reflective strips of firefighter.
Think Richard Gere circa 1980, American Gigolo period. Mr. Armani’s sharp and oversized tailoring is storming fashion and the shoulders are widening to face a new and formidable decade: the Reagan years, Wall Street traders build fortunes and the world never stops polarizing. It’s about the times that are reminiscent of the ambient zeitgeist, which pushed designers to imagine jackets and coats wide, wide, wide, like armor.
Inexhaustible sources of dreams and hope, the great plains of Wild West America continue to inspire creators in all fashion capitals. In New York, in Milan with Dsquared2 who imagines a cowboy fantasy apollo, and in Paris, with Dries Van Noten who has infused his collection of ranch accents.
Something in the face of global warming and global disorder that shakes the world or simple seasonal styling game? We let you judge. Still, the accumulation is one of the flagship trends of the autumn-winter season 2018-2019, launched brilliantly by Demna Gvasalia, at Balenciaga and Vetements.
A broad spectrum of variable-geometry tiles oscillating between neo-aristocratic clan tartans in Alexander McQueen, preppy accents to Amy Ceckin’s cultured Clueless film at Versace, or a lumberjack flannel passed to Sacai’s conceptual prism. You choose!
Side by side with the bob this season, the cap wins the greatest number of appearances on the fall-winter 2018-2019 fashion shows and offers a facelift made in Italy with Fendi or Gucci – who collaborates with the giant US Major League Baseball – while Demna Gvasalia has partnered with the World Food Program to create a hat, each of which will allow the purchase of 200 high-value biscuits.