THE RETURN OF THE SCRUNCHIE
We all remember Carrie Bradshaw’s claim that “no woman who works at WMagazine and lives on Perry Street would be caught dead at a hip downtown restaurant wearing a scrunchie.” Demna Gvasalia seems to disagree. For resort, Balenciaga featured some of the best and most ridiculous accessories – including bright color leather scrunchies. For Mansur Gavriel’s first runway show, they styled their model’s in a more subdued version of this ’90s hair accessory. If 2017 was the year of the grosgrain hair ribbon, we predict that 2018 will be the year of the scrunchie.
BOHEMIAN VACATION VIBES
Packing for a great escape from the winter months? We predict that Sienna Miller circa 2004 may just be your new reference point. Soon in stores we’ll see parson’s hats, leather patch worked duster coats, and fringed ponchos from Dior’s resort 2018 collection, southwestern-inspired skirts and dresses at Valentino, and earthy, suede accents at Coach 1941 and Acne Studios. And, as we all know, cowboy boots have already made a comeback thanks to Raf Simons at CALVIN KLEIN 205W39. All of these looks will make great Instagram fodder no matter what island you plan to escape to.
STATUS SYMBOL REDUX
The ultimate ’90s and early 2000s high school status symbol is back. But perhaps it never left? Almost every look in Prada’s Spring 2018 show included a variation of the brand’s iconic nylon bag—whether a backpack, bum bag, or shoulder bag. Some remained true to the original and some were adorned with pops of colors and studs. No need to wait till spring though, Prada sells their classic nylon bags in their stores and online year-round.
Love it or hate it, we predict that see-through clothing, bags, and shoes will be one of spring’s major trends. Thank Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, who for spring created a rain forest-esque set, complete with a waterfall. He dressed his models in plastic bombers, plastic bucket hats and plastic boots. Valentino, Balmain, CALVIN KLEIN 205W39 and Off-White also featured key pieces created in the synthetic material.
Christopher Kane has featured embellished crocs for a few seasons. However, Balenciaga has brought the ‘ugly-comfort-chic’ footwear to a new level, literally. For SS18, Demna Gvasalia embellished the giant platform rubber shoes with a variety of toy-like pins including a French bull dogs, rosettes, butterflies, making the it-cult item of the season. You can get the look for less by buying, well, actual crocs.