AW 19/20: Slay it with Sleeves This Season! #Trendalert

After all the OTT love for all things black, feathers and neon colours, there’s room for some more, and this season, it’s all about the sleeves!

From layers to ruffles to hanging ones, the sleeve has taken over fashion like never before. Whether it was Marc Jacobs version of fabric and feather twirls or Rodarte’s feminine puffed and ruffles of sleeves, there was a whole lot of sleeve love on the ramps. In combination with other trends of the season, sleeves played a part with all the drama it could muster.

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Dramatic Sleeves

Taking inspiration from the 70s era dressing, big sleeves made a comeback this season in their larger-than-life vibe. From bell-shaped, puffed, balloon to cold-shoulder, sleeves took the spotlight with their statement looks. Where J W Anderson combined the sleeve action with plaids and knitted fabrics, Roksanda’s collection was an ode to all bright colours and vibrant looks. Alexander McQueen too combined his love for black with curled sleeves creating a colour block.

Instagram @JW_Anderson

Talking about the sci-fi romance, Rick Owens patchwork fur designs added a grunge look to a 70s fashion while Balenciaga’s big fur coat-big sleeve combo, that too in bright tones, was the perfect touch of colour for the winter skies. Simone Rocha’s play with print and sleeve layers proved to be the perfect blend of darkness and sensuality.   

Instagram @Rodarte

Khaite’s addition of mega-sized sleeves on every garment (and in every size) was the ideal autumn-winter look to go for. From balloon, layered to leg of mutton sleeves, there was a combination with cotton, knits, toile fabrics, there was one for all and all for one. Cong Tri also brought on the sleeve mania mixed with gowns that transported us to the red carpet. Whether it was a silver power sleeve or a black LBD with ruffled ones, there was a whole sleeve palette to choose from.

Instagram @Khaite_ny

The Celeb’s Love of Sleeves

After the sleeve rage took over the ramps and runways and made jaws drop all around, the celebrities were more than ready to adapt this AW 19/20 trend for their casual to red carpet looks. From Radhika Apte’s recent IIFA award look to Aditi Rao Hydari’s walking for Pankaj Nidhi this Lakme Fashion Week, the sleeve play had definitely caught everyone up.

Instagram @Aditiraohydari – Pankaj Nidhi

From Cate Blanchett, Rita Ora, Deepika Padukone and Celine Dion, to Elle Fanning, Molly Sims, Sarah Paulson, Sonam Kapoor and Sadie Sink, the celebrities were surely feeling inspired with this oh-so-dramatic sleeve love.

Instagram @Instylemagazine – Elle Fanning
All About the Mega-Sized Sleeve Trend


Trend: Mega-Sized Sleeves

Season: Autumn-Winter 2019/20

This season, sleeves took over the runways like never before. After the 70s Bourgeois fashion, the sleeves talked about all the OTT must-haves that we should look at. A combination of fantasy and reality, the mega-sized sleeves was a take on drama, theatrics and being flamboyant. From Rodarte’s feminine lace sleeves to Caroline Herrera’s bright ruffled ones, there was a whole lot of colour on one side, while the other had a collective of Rick Owens and Alexander McQueen for a touch of colour and a whole lot of dark romance.

Whether it was in print, ruffles, feather or knits, the sleeves are taking over the season in all their statement and eccentric style.

  • Elevated
  • Dramatic
  • Flamboyant
  • Bold
  • Eccentric
  • Extrovert
  • Casual
  • Day Outings


Instagram @Valentino – Sarah Paulson

So while you’re busy following up on that sleeve trend and looking for the perfect fashion piece that suits your style, we’re all set to come up with something new for our Autumn Winter 2019 collections!

Stay tuned to see what we have in store for you!

Meanwhile, take a look at our Autumn Winter 2019 collection so far.

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