The craze of Athleisure (a subject from one of our photoshoots from last year as seen here) never seems to stop churning in the fashion world. Something comfortable and functional, casual sportswear is the go attire for a want-to-be-lazy but still cute day. This trend was featured in shows such as Fendi, which used brightly-colored, skintight crop tops as a means of base layering or Versace, which channels athletic vibes consisting of colorblocked track pants and zip up jackets.
Here’s the deal: a dress shirt can be worn as almost anything if you really try hard enough. This season, there is no exception: Celine took the liberty of layering dress shirt on top of dress shirt as well as making a shirtdress, which is constructed at the top, but flowing and deconstructed at the bottom. DKNY simply took a white button down and cut it into a high-low construction, leaving the rest of the garment boxy and loose hanging on the model.
Down the Line
You could probably argue the point that stripes are in almost every season. But let’s face it: they are a pretty simple, but reliable pattern and they don’t always have the be so monotonous. If you want to shake things up this season, you can break things down like Proenza Schouler and misalign your stripes and colors to create a more funky design. Ports 1961 showcased thickly pinstriped pants and loose, oversized button downs with vertical stripes.
Khaki: No frills, no play: this season, khakis are making it back into the scene. They appear on the runway of Marni, in the form of an oversized, deconstructed pantsuit with waist-belts. Also, Stella McCartney took to this trend with almost army-like fabrics using seemingly flowing khaki colored fabric to make a pair of drawstring pants.
Ever since Stella McCartney released those Britt Platform Oxford shoes, all I can now see is platform shoes storming the fashion scene. This spring, as expected, platforms took the form of sandals, as seen in shows like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Salvatore Ferragamo. Ferragamo showed a very strappy platform sandal, almost channeling some 80’s retro gladiator vibes.