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AW 20/21: For the Love of Bows! #TrendAlert

Bow & Breezy is the new in thing! This Autumn-Winter 2020, bows are back in the game and with a whole innocent lookout! From women wearing hair bows in the Victorian era to OTT bows of 2018, this trend has gone back and forth on style over the years. Be it 1940s, when teenage girls wore it as a sign of surmounting femininity or the cushiony large posh bows of the 1980s – bows have been a part of fashion since forever. And yet, this season they are here with a new take! The Bow Squad! Bowing to the playful feel of bows, this season the ramps were packed with knots, ribbons and whatnots! Designers were not only placing bows on top of hats but also adding them to dresses as neckties, tulle additions and more. Christopher Kane added the bling to bows with his retro meets mod vibe while…

AW 20/21: All Toned Down to Earth! #TrendAlert

Make way for Earth tones, cause there’s nothing more classic than that! Think beige, mahogany. sandstone, toffee or coffee – there’s a new neutral palette to try out! We’re way into the post-pandemic world and safety and comfort are the new keywords for us all. And fashion too took its inspiration from just that. Walking the path of ‘less is more’ and ‘simple is the new stand-out’, it was time to embrace the timelessness of the Earth colours. Earthy, Head-to-Toe Celebrating the shades of the Earth, the global ramps and runways had the new head-to-toe look for all day, any day. While Acne Studios was playing with velvet, ribbed knits and tie-dye effects to add textures, Boss took a more formal route. With boots, trench coats, blazers and skirts, there was an Earthy edition set to work. Burberry and Fendi, on the other hand, were getting ready for winter with…

AW 20/21: Add a Little Prep in Your Step! #TrendAlert

Are you ready to add a little prep and pep to your winter?! This Autumn-Winter 2020, shirts, plaid skirts and ties are back in fashion – that too in a pulled-up socks form. It’s THE uniform for the season! Childhood remains the core of this season’s theme and with it, designers are revising their own school days and the uniform of the past. Somewhere between maturity and innocence, this trend is about colouring in between the lines and also a little outside. The rebel to the strict and the experimental to the uniform, it’s the new style modus operandi. Cool Campus Looks It’s fun, it’s colourful and more than that, it’s taking us back to the good old days. When play hours were mandatory, exams were the worst and that was all the care in the world. Capturing the essence of our childhood, Thom Browne’s collection was the perfect depiction…

AW 20/21: The Art of Childhood Dress-Up! #TrendAlert

Childhood dreams, dramatic youth…our latest trend inspiration is a throwback to the days gone by! A little nostalgia and a lot of Doll drama, here’s what’s new! A significant theme for Autumn-Winter 2020/21 was Childhood that depicted the aspiration of returning back to the innocence, the fun ad the demure of being a young woman. From a biker look to Victorian-styled dolls, it was a game of style, and there was no wrong way! This trend had its roots set into the styles of the British monarchy and the Victorian styles. With corsets, Madame Pompadour inspired outfits – frills and ruffles were synonymous to this trend. After all the romantic renaissance affair, Goth took a turn for dolls during the 1990s. With a mysterious vibe and black additions, there was a doll dress-up for all looks. Dreamy Dolls All the love for Dolls was visible on the ramps and runways.…

AW’20: Check It All Out! #TrendAlert

Checks checks everywhere…and cross-checks to play with! Kicking off the Autumn-Winter 2020/21 season, checks are making a comeback and in all it’s head-to-toe versions and more! Check it out was surely the call of the season, with the print showing off it’s sleek, structured silhouettes in tones of two. A style inspiration that comes from Cher’s style in Clueless, this maverick pattern is part preppy and part punk. From being mainstream to being associated with Hip Hop, this trend combines the nostalgia of the past with the look of the future. Cross-Hatched Connections While checks were busy bringing back all the feels, the designers too were raging on it. From bright tones to monochrome hues, this trend was taking a turn towards workwear and doing so in style. The Brock Collection added on print ruffles, slit skirts and contrasting belts, while Miu Miu showcased diagonal checks and metallic additions. Preen…

SS ’20: Make a Babydoll Statement! #TrendAlert

Think comfy, think breezy, think short and sweet! Closing the Spring-Summer 2020, Babydoll is in, in all its lace, ruffle and fun-filled format! Babydoll dresses first appeared in 1942, thanks to Sylvia Pedlar, when America saw a fabric-shortage during World War 2, and the rest, as they say, became history! Babydoll gained popularity in 1956 when a movie named Baby Doll came out with Carroll Baker playing the role of a 19-year old nymphet. Paving its way for clothing for adults, it was the era of the ‘kinderwhore’ look that defined the lingerie in the 90s. Easy Breezy, Soft & Sassy! Taking the sensuous yet breezy route, the ramps were filled with the Babydoll vibes. With short dresses, ruffles, deep necklines and flowy fabrics, it was a whole lotta feminine affair to fall for. The Brock Collection reminded us of detailings that are essential. With bows, ruffles and flared dresses,…

SS ’20: The Purple Pastel Palette! #TrendAlert

Make way for the millennial purple this season! With a cool, breezy vibe, there’s a new cheery shade to own – Lilac! A new pastel shade became a part of the ramps and runways in all it’s cheerful and soothing tones this season – Lilac. This colour trend was booming across social media and as a part of every industry too! Florence by Mills, the makeup and skincare brand by Milly Bobby Brown, is heavily influenced by this dreamy shade – And there’s absolutely no one who isn’t loving it! The Cool of the Pastel Hue While the colour trend was making everyone dance to its tune, the ramps were completely on-board to leisure with Lilac, too! While Max Mara was playing around with Bermuda suits & sheath dresses for the summer, Lilac was the colour theme. Loewe, on the other hand, was colour-blocking with prints! Think lace, feminine additions…

SS’20: No Hassle for Tassels! #TrendAlert

Let’s go with something hassle-free, shall we? Make way for fringes in a knot, strands in a bunch and layers of swaying strings this Spring-Summer 2020! From accessories to clothing, tassels were all over the runway with their swish and sway strands. Tassels have been a part of fashion (in every sense) since ancient Egypt and biblical times. Findings its way on garments, blankets, rugs, chandeliers and draperies – tassels became a part of everything over the years. From small and casual Renaissance designs to staid designs of the Victorian Era, tassels continued to evolve. Twirling in Tassels! Making its way to the current trend, Tassels became a part of the runway with ease. From belts, shoes, bags to clothes, they were not just a trend, but a new essential for basically everything. Valentino’s show consisted of bell-shaped flounces with a tassel belt add-ons. Burberry, on the other hand, incorporated…

SS’20: Ode to the French Suave! #TrendAlert

Say hello to a classic refresh! Think knee-length skirts, ruffles, pleats and all paired with boots! We’re bringing back the French fashion and in all its poise too. Bourgeois fashion is back! And with a modern twist too. This trend is carrying on this season with one side depicting the 70s classics and the other adding on that tinge of sophistication from the millennial era. With contrasting mod prints, bohemian layers and retro accessories, it is the formal blend that anyone was Ever looking for. Parisienne Posh The designers were all set to add on a new flair to this trend. From Victoria Beckham’s buttoned-up approach to neat pencil skirts that were the Gucci show, there was a lot to watch out for. Celine’s collection was the perfect ode to this Parisian trend. From leather jackets, bow-ties, pleated skirts, ruffles and all things feminine to knee-length boots and practical bags,…

SS’20: It’s a Total Blackout! #TrendAlert

Black is making a comeback this season, in all its haunting and daunting ways! Spring-Summer 2020 just got a new colour trend people!! And that too, a universally loved one. Quoting Coco Chanel, “When I find a colour darker than black, I’ll wear it. But until then, I’m wearing black!”, holds true for all of us. Even though we like all the vibrant colours of the rainbow, Black holds a special place in our hearts. And this season, it’s all about going head-to-toe in this colour trend or pairing it up with vibrant hues – which honestly, we don’t mind. At. All. The colour Black became a statement during the #MeToo Movement that started in 2017 and then later with the Times Up Movement of 2018, where women stood in solidarity against sexual harassment. The Golden Globes red carpet was filled with these neutral-powered outfits as well. Later a group…

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