Top Trend: Feathers

Sonia Zmihi,

We don’t mean to ruffle your feathers, but in case you didn’t notice, plumes were plucked up by many brands for their Fall-Winter 2017 shows. Echoing a trend spotted on the haute couture catwalks, feathers found lots of new places to perch this season.

If some designers decided to stick to evening gowns and heavy plumage, others definitely worked toward making the trend much more street-friendly and ultimately fresh, using touches of feathers to embellish cool and laid back looks.

Lighter than fur but just as chic, feathers will add a glamorous and flirtatious feel to any outfit. And who doesn’t like to look fabulous? Honestly, besides any eventual shedding – we don’t see any good reason why you wouldn’t want to embrace this trend. But for those still in doubt, we have lined up a series of the the most amazing and original feather filled creations.

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Before we start giving you some wearable inspirations, we’re taking a dip into Swan Lake! Balenciaga and Alberta Ferretti gave us some major white versus black swan vibes; one of Demna Gvasalia’s model almost disappeared into a whirlwind of white feathers while Ferretti presented an elegant long bustier dress covered in plumes –  majestic and beautiful looks but definitely challenging to adopt. At Calvin Klein, black and yellow touches of feathers embellished a simple sheer tube dress to create the perfect evening dress – wear it with minimalist accessories like transparent stilettos and a simple black pouch to emphasize the details.

top trend feathers

Looking for subtle and delicate ways to incorporate feathers into your daily rock and urban styles? Refer to J.W. Anderson‘s black and khaki skirt or Fausto Puglisi’s all white jacket. Both men delivered some of the most modern takes on the trend.  If you’re in a mood for an ethnic look and dig the whole “Pocahontas moves to Soho” vibe, Sonia Rykiel has got exactly what you need. A simple khaki dressed upgraded with colorful touches of plumes, from hair to shoulder and shoes.

No matter what’s your style, feathers bring an airy and seductive feel to your outfits. That leaves us to one last thing to say : make feathers fabulous again!

the writer

Sonia Zmihi

Graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a degree in Marketing, Sonia has now added budding fashion journalist to her work in the fields of marketing and communication. She spends her free time refreshing her Instagram feed looking for the funniest memes, building never ending wishlists on Net-a-porter and cooking exotic meals.

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