Fashion Hound Jane models some of the popular trends from the 2018 A/W London and New York Fashion Weeks.
Fashionista Jane is often referred to as the super model of our household. She’s strikingly beautiful, but we suspect there are only spiders and the odd piece of cotton wool floating around in her skull, meaning she’d never question the photoshoot outfit choices. This criteria makes her the perfect model for some of the trends that appeared recently on run ways in London and New York as their Autumn/Winter fashion weeks unfurled.
Several rather unexpected trends emerged most notably, animal print and tweed alongside some very interesting cat walk displays of artistry involving swimming pools, balaclavas and balloons. Read on to find out more.
Possibly the most bizarre outfit I’ve ever seen is Edwin Mohney‘s swimming pool dress, he describes it on Instagram as ‘when your necklace is too big for your outfit’. Well yes, it is a bit. Jane totally rocked this look with a slightly smaller panda bear version, showing that even real people can be on trend.
Next on the list for out of the ordinary looks was Stephen Jones’ balloon headpieces, paired with dresses designed by Matty Bovan.
The designer said the headpieces were like, ‘carrying the weight of the world’, this confused Jane who wasn’t phased about the headpiece I made for her, she said it was actually very lightweight. You can’t beat the worry free properties of Helium.
Designer Richard Quinn had the prestige of Her Majesty the Queen watching his run way show which involved lots of floral prints, scarves as a tribute to Balmoral style and bondage, apparently. Queen Lizzy kept a stiff upper lip and was, by all accounts, quite entertained by the show.
Jane channelled her inner queen with the multi scarf look as she got into character and thought about all the roast pheasant she’d enjoy if she ever cracked an invite to Balmoral. Tally ho.
Tweed is an obligatory look for any self respecting royal, so with a nod to Calvin Klein’s eclectic mix of tweed and metallics, Jane’s tweed look was born.
The Fashion Hound budget is limited to locally sourced fabrics, although China mall could be deemed exotic if you’ve got a good imagination, so I’ve paired some (Chinese import) Chanel-esque pink tweed with a space blanket to create Jane’s interpretation of the CK look. If nothing else, she’d be warm if the Princes invited her to Aspen for a skiing trip.
A more chic and stylish look were stripes as demonstrated by Symonds Pearmain.
Vertical stripes are always so much more flattering than horizontal ones so Jane was thrilled with how slim she looked in this photograph, I think this outfit is her favourite. The headpiece also reduces one’s prep time as hair needn’t be dried or styled before leaving home.
Animal print has had a revival for 2018 and was trotted down many a run way by designers from Victoria Beckham to Diane Von Furstenberg.
Whilst I openly admit to owning a couple of pairs of leopard print pumps (from Primani) the head to toe animal print look is slightly reminiscent of a cheap taxi back seat and Lambrusco swigged from the bottle. The trend and Jane’s subsequent photo shoot does, however, answer the very pertinent question of ‘Who wears Cheetah?’.