Spring trends: what in the white world can not be at all
It’s hard to write about something that isn’t there. Imagine the article “how to collect a bouquet of cornflowers in Antarctica”. Or “how civil society in Russia defends electoral rights”. Or “Entrepreneurs in the era of the Soviet Union”. No, if you really want words and even meanings, you can choose. Describe individual manifestations that fit very roughly with the terms specified in the title. Even, probably, to draw some conclusions. The reader should not lose sight of the main thing: in Antarctica, it is theoretically possible to collect a bouquet, but rather from mosses and lichens, in Russia, society is extremely reluctant and defends something in small numbers, there were no entrepreneurs in the period between NEP and Perestroika, there were individuals whose thirst for money or adventure led to the implementation of criminal income schemes. Branded long opening sentence is written, cheers. Moving on to fashion. Everyone has already guessed that we will be talking about the fact that spring and summer trends should be paid the minimum attention. Despite the fact that there are full-fledged collections, things are sent to stores, and fashion media tirelessly write articles about the trends of the new season.
Let’s remember what trends were written about last summer? And the year before? A year ago? And ten? I guarantee that you will not make a mistake once, naming: stripes, white color, floral print, straw hat, denim in different manifestations. Each time, all these “novelties” are served with great enthusiasm, only sometimes diluted with a small PostScript “again” or “back again”. But the 2001 fashion is pretty easy to distinguish from the year 2010, right? And the summer of 2010 will clearly stand out from the summer of 2018. Truth. But they will differ not in what is accepted to include in the lists of trends. Not floral print and horizontal (vertical, diagonal) stripe. The difference will be in the styles. And even, perhaps, only in them. The second criterion that has a strong influence on the appearance of things is the texture, but summer textures are extremely conservative. Cotton, silk, linen. I will not go into the types of fabrics, the idea is clear: everything is light, breathable, natural (since it is quite inconvenient to walk in the warm summer in plastic boots or a lacquer raincoat, all games with new textures are inevitably postponed until the fall, and we will be written that” this summer is relevant “style” Safari “and clothing” suitable for walking on a yacht”).
Well, what styles will be in fashion? And this, dear reader, we see at the autumn shows (Fall-Winter). It does not happen that an important trend is visible only in the Spring Summer season, and in the Fall Winter it has not been yet or already. It is possible that some new product, indeed, appears only on spring shows. For example, jeans with a low waist, as it was in SS18. Well, where are they, I want to ask? Did they stay in the fw18 shows? No. Not find. Make a conclusion about the relevance of the trend yourself.
An important fact: Fall-Winter shows are held in the spring. And if earlier, before the era of mass digitalization, the images of new collections remained a carefully kept secret of buyers and journalists, now in February and early March, we can all together see what will be worn in six months. And, without hesitation, start dressing like this now. Why doesn’t anyone dress for spring collections in the fall? Very corny: apparently, no one wants to freeze. Well, you must agree that a dress-shirt made of thin cotton is somehow difficult to imagine even in the Paris winter. And Moscow-what can I say? And from the fall shows, to apply them now, you just need to remove the top layer. Actually, the “see now — buy now” concept, which is used by Calvin Klein, Burberry and a number of others, delivering collections to stores not six months later, but the day after the show, is just designed to eliminate the giant (by the standards of the continuously updated Instagram feed) time hole between the announcement of the product and the opportunity to purchase it.
So all the current summer styles can be found in my article about autumn styles. No mistake.
But some fall styles are already 2018. See something new? Or something that can’t be worn in the summer without waiting for autumn? I don’t. A straw hat suits me best in this form: not with a flying dress, but with a restrained urban image.
All the same wide trousers (or narrowed 7/8 trousers, or culottes), suits with a spacious and elongated jacket, shirt dresses, a-line skirts or straight ones. And, of course, a spacious dress in a small flower. Especially since it goes well with a plaid jacket (for me it was not obvious, but still no one got tired of the cage, despite its dominance) or a coat. Or a trench coat.
It is even inconvenient to write about oversize. Of course, he’s in. And while the mass market is just littered with things in stripes-I suggest using the case. As you remember, it will be relevant in any summer until the end of time, apparently. The strip is very well combined not only with plain things, other prints and with itself:
Sweatshirts are short (just below the waist) — they need to be replaced with long sweatshirts or a full-fledged hoodie, because the sports style won, why these half-measures.
At some point, this image seemed progressive and fresh (compared to a full skirt and sweatshirt). No longer have. Compare with the pictures “as it should be” – at least, the jacket should be wider and looser.
I will write about shoes and bags separately, there are interesting new items. Well, about some interesting mini-trends like headbands and jackets “worker” with large pockets. But by and large — you should rather worry about the arrival of spring. And as you can see, not much about spring trends.