One of the biggest trends of the Spring/Summer 18 season so far, is hardly new. We’ve been seeing a return to glamour and glitter for a few seasons now. But its ubiquity this month, from New York to London to Milan and now Paris is signalling a real shift.
This isn’t just a fleeting moment. It’s the fashion world resisting dark and deeply unnerving times the way it knows how: by celebrating beauty and the joy of life.
Dries van Noten called it, dedicating his Spring/Summer ’18 show to ‘The Optimist, she knows the rules to break the rules. Cocktails at five. Addicted to fun, elegance…’
It’s time to get the heels back out and give in to the pull of sequins and glitter (an idea fashion insiders once snubbed as naff and frivolous.)
It’s telling that this was the season when the original Supermodels broke the Internet, vintage couture shapes made a comeback and Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, has emerged as fashion’s biggest new catwalk star..
So a coat embellished with plumes of ostrich at the airport? In the world of spring/summer ’18, it’s a thing.