Plucking old iconic trends from history is the new trend this season!
Summer has now come to an end, are you ready to start layering up your outfits, and accessorising with coats, hats and scarfs? The Fashion Industry is ready for the new season, it is even bringing back some of it’s iconic trends from the past including 80’s punk and 60’s space age fashion. High end brands such as Tom Ford and Alexander McQueen are recreating these iconic trends in their autumnal collections to create cosy, layered up styles fit for any occasion.
Balloon Sleeves have made a big comeback this season, giving us 1500’s royalty vibes! The only rule for sleeves this season, is bigger the better! With Kaia Gerber walking the catwalk for Chanel in a bardot balloon sleeved black dress with a rosary bead inspired belt and colour coordinated bag, they’ve managed to create a very historical style into a very form fitting modernistic outfit, ready for day or night! Fendi and Vivienne Westwood are also recreating this historical trend to fit their collections this year.
Metal is taking over the runway this season, with gold and silver tones reappearing on glistening gowns and historic inspired garments it’s giving us 1960’s space age and armour visions. Paco Rabanne have created a heavy metal inspired outfit, with a gold head dress and a chain mail dress almost like a royal knight would wear, a very unforgettable piece, whereas Tom Ford have created a cut out halter neck evening dress made out of silver chainmail with bow detailing, definitely a showstopper for his collection.
Check has also returned to our wardrobes, from tartan to houndstooth, you will find it on the runway this autumn. Gucci have opted for a long Victorian styled red tartan skirt, with a high neck long-sleeved lace shirt, whilst Alexander McQueen have chosen to follow a simple black and white check patterned asymmetrical dress, showing us traditional Scottish highland references which McQueen has used before when he designed his own collections, added with a twist of 80s punk rocker, to give it an alternative style which he also used to inspire his collections in the past. It’s interesting to see how each designer adapted the trends to fit their collections this season!