2015 was a breeze! It was hectic too. From the preview of my summer/resort collection to designing for power women and special children as part of Set Beautiful Free, from the astounding success of my MCan fundraiser to redesigning Asilo’s couture cabanas and now working towards creating the look & feel for a Christmas event – everything’s been special.
And as we wrap this year & gravitate towards 2016 it’s time to take a look at the trends that were and at the trends to come. Trends aren’t meant to last forever — having an expiration date is built into the definition — and getting a kick out of our clothes in the moment is a good enough reason to wear them. But there was a handful of fashion trends that made it big this year that should probably show themselves out at this point.
From the 70s retro to the redux of the 80s and the 90s, 2015 was definitely all about nostalgia. Rave culture, minimalism & grunge did a shout-out from every fashion runway. From ripped jeans to the bootleg, from mineral blues to purple wines, from waistline peek-a-boos with cropped tops to the graphic black and white prints creating optical illusion – nostalgia ruled! The studded high heel killers, the super sexy ear cuffs and two finger drama rings – all made huge noise in 2015.
While the jackets were empowering, the low cut blouses, sheer backs and high collars seen during the year added that pinch of much-needed sensuality. The dhoti salwar, lace sheer bottoms, different appliqué work fabrics fused together on prints was a trend that took over while the cape added variety to the styling.