We attended the last Who’s Next fashion trade show last September in Paris. It was really incredible how all the young fashion brands had incorporated the present Korean influence in their pieces. And those fashion brands were the ones that caught most buyers’ and press’s attention. And it’s a general trend that goes beyond fashion: it’s everywhere in the street of the fashion districts in Paris. Plus the art and movie industry also witnesses a similar growing interest for Korean trends. So yes: Korean style clothing IS the big thing today.
And if you haven’t dived into the subject yet, now is the right time. We asked ourselves what makes Korean style so addictive and browsed a few popular Korean Instagramers’ accounts. And we made a list of all the things we loved about Korean Fashion.
It was a very enchanting exercise! We recommend you click on the Instagram accounts linked to the pictures we picked and maybe analyze how you can use these items as an inspiration to refresh an upcoming collection…
Don’t push it too far though, remember to stay true to your fashion business DNA.
1 – We love the way they make color pop
2 – We love how they play with contrasts (oversized vs skinny, short vs long…)
3 – We love the way they bring a modern touch to a classic garment
4 – We absolutely love how they use graphic shapes and prints
5 – And we adore their way of bringing cute and fun to fashion
The Cruise 2017 Collections have finally come to an end – sob – and we’ve gathered our favourite looks from the last set of designers to share with you. There are some real stand-out pieces in this lot that have rivalled my preferred pieces from what we’ve seen so far – they just keep getting better and better!
With Versace going all galactic on us with the futuristic trend, Valentino transforming Bohemia into something significantly more glamorous, and Sonia Rykiel managing to bring Pirate & 60s influences together, you certainly won’t be short of ideas. Go get inspired! Marchesa
Marchesa’s flamboyant floral collection took us time travelling through the ages, with a particular lean towards the 20s. An exciting mix of textures and techniques were used to give life to these pastel coloured ball-gown, embellishing them into true works of Art. A few rockier pieces in black were thrown in for good measure, balancing out this stunning show with a rougher edge.
A delightful nautical collection, bringing a fun, youthful fun edge to classic shapes and styles.
Moschino brought us it’s usual carnival of colour. Some incredibly creative pieces, with neons, crochet and an emphasis on the 70s and 80s eras.
Minimalist elegance with body hugging shapes and unsymmetrical cut-out elements made this a fluid and modern collection.
A coherent and well-balanced collection. Two main themes of stripes and nudes ran throughout, with over-sized black pieces adding edge and attitude to this Summery show.
Philosophy Di Lorenza Serafini
A unique, stand-out collection, adding masculine Pirate-Inspired pieces and a moody colour palette to transform the classic Bohemian Trend.
Layered hems, a dark palette and soft silhouettes balanced with structure resulted in a sexy, masculine/feminine Collection.
Incredible, graceful silhouettes added elegance to this tribal, bohemian collection. Relaxed tailoring, choppy shapes and unsymmetrical ruffling added an essence of minimalism to floor-length gowns and a dusty palette kept things subdued.
A smart Collection, with an eclectic mix of influences. Sharp feminine 60s tailoring was incorporated with masculine Pirate-bohemian detailing in the leather belts, jackets and headscarfs.
An ethical, minimalist collection of big, bold simple patterns and over-sized shapes. Vintage, un-done.
A punchy, Preppy collection created by colour blocking and simple, a-line shapes. Asian-fashion inspired accessories, with quirky detailing and fun ‘puppy’ bags brought a playful side to this collegiate-cool collection.
Tory Burch presented a fun and flirty feminine collection full of floral patterns, frills and textures. Minimal bohemian influences were incorporated and colours were joyful but muted, completing these sophisticated looks.
Valentino brought us an ethnic take on its classic romance. A multitude of textures and fabrics were utilised, including fringing details, Hawaiian prints and fur. Interesting combinations of influences from across the globe and ages came together harmoniously to make this a unique, stand-out Collection.
Versace’s sexy vibe took a trip to the future in this Cruise 2017 Collection. Muted colours were brought to life with neon detailing, leather was skin-tight and silhouettes sharp.
Do you have some favourite looks from the Cruise 2017 Collections ? Let us know in the comments below!
by Stephanie Cvetkovic for Fashion Cross Functional
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