The latest Fashion trend sees Street style and couture, which traditionally been two separate spheres, merge. Recently they merged as designers get inspiration from the streets.
Street style and designer labels have traditionally been two separate spheres in fashion, one having great influence over the fashion industry, and the latter recognised for its culture of fast fashion and trendy aesthetic. The induction of street wear designer Virgil Abloh as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton‘s men’s wear collection, solidified the importance of street wear and merged the two fashion spheres. This season’s fall/winter collections fully embraced the street style fashion trend and featured many street wear staples on the runway.
Belt Bag Fashion Trend
The latest comeback fashion trend, the belt bag, has received a image overhaul by becoming more refined and elegant. The belt bag, the fanny pack’s younger sister, has made a huge splash on the runways this year and designers such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Belenciaga have all released versions of the trendy accessory. Wear your belt bag over a blazer to cinch in the waist for a trendy fashion forward look.
Motocross Fashion Trend
Usurping last seasons athleisure trend, the motocross trend is a push in the right direction given the recent popularity of spandex. Highlighter hues, graphic prints, excessive padding, industrial zippers and bulky leathers characterizes this fashion trend and they’ve never looked better off the bike and on the street. An easy way to incorporate this trend into your winter wardrobe is by pairing a bold graphic tee with, a black pant and leather jacket. Push the envelope and wear a skinny leather trouser and oversized leather jacket for the perfect motocross inspired look.
Puffer Coats Fashion Trend
New York Fashion 2018 solidified the athleisure fashion trend in 2018 by showing puffer jackets on multiple runways. Which ever way designers choose to update this jacket, with sleeker silhouettes or stylish prints, its safe to say that this garment is a fashion staple this winter. Pair a longer length puffer jacket with a simple understated skinny jeans and knit. If you opt for an over-sized puffer, wearing a track pant or mom jeans will complete this casual ensemble.
Extra Long Sleeves Fashion Trend
Abloh‘s Off-White’s SS17 runway show featured knit sweaters with extra long sleeves along side images of rock and roll, this marked the beginning of the extra long sleeve fashion trend. Established fashion houses like Chanel, Dior, Marc Jacobs and every other designer followed suit and have been experimenting with exaggerated sleeves since. Appearing oversized and stretched out, these extra-long sleeves have made a cool “rough around the edges” statement for many fashion week outfits of late. When wearing this statement piece dress it down with a simple pair of blue jeans or black pants. Remember that long sleeves pulls the eye down and can leave you looking short, so always opt for heels.
Chunky Sneakers Fashion Trend
Whether you consider this a fashion trend or fast fad, chunky sneakers are here in all their bold grotesque glory. Fashion houses have taken to this trend like moths to a flame; designer Masion Margiela debuted a range of chunky sneakers, which comes in a variety of styles and colours, in his Fall/Winter 2018 collection. Designers like Balenciaga and Gucci have released their own versions, while others have partnered up with athletic brands and released collaborations like Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang. Keep it simple by pairing a nude or white chunky sneaker with a midi length dress for an updated athleisure look .