Top Trend: Futuristic
“Holo… It’s me, I was wondering if you’ve seen this fall/winter 18 trend…”
This Fall/Winter 18, holographic and silver fabrics burst onto the scene, bringing forth a futuristic theme! With a variety of shapes and cuts, both modern and classic, this trend is blasting off into the fashion future.
Anrealage is one brand that went full speed ahead with the holographic material. Everything in this outfit (the sweater, skirt, shoes and coat) has a holographic shine. When you look at all the pieces layered together, you can see varying degrees of the material, and therefore the different possible levels of the trend to try out. Let this be your sartorial guiding light when it comes to how to weave this theme into your wardrobe. For example the grey sweater features a mix of soft grey cotton, with diamond cut holographic material, with a beautiful holographic collar. It’s relatively more reserved and therefore makes a smart choice for those who just want to dip their toe into a fashionable future.
Now this On:Off look is what happens when you try to combine Judy Jetson and Mars Attacks from the iconic “we-want-this-to-look-futuristic” up-do and the bright blue-purple holographic panel material to the intriguing under paneling of the skirt, this dress screams “Let’s party like its 2050!”.
Like most of the looks here, On:Off went with a rather classic dress shape. But the choice to go with a high-low skirt pulled it into the now. With its seemingly straight plastic material, cut-out to create an interesting corset, the most head scratching aspect of this look is definitely the undercarriage of the dress. It’s easy to imagine this gown being both weighty and wicked, with its sharp edges looking like they could cut up any gentleman caller who got too close.
Sies Marjan, beamed the classic trench coat into the future thanks to the designer’s use of a wrinkled holographic material. The pastel blush-pink lining of the coat keeps this look from going a bit overboard with the futuristic trend, thus keeping it grounded to 2018.
So we’ve seen the holographic side of the futuristic trend, now we move on to the other side of it all…
Do you want to be seen from a mile away? What about from a whole planet away? If you answered yes, this Balmain look is for you! Designer Olivier Rousteing decided once again, to revisit the classic jumpsuit style this season. But by using a silver vinyl material, he has launched this outfit into a completely different solar system. What makes this look interesting, are all the seems that are made more apparent thanks to the silver material. Usually, you wouldn’t want to have visible seems, but for some reason, because of the material, it works!
Beam me up (Jeremy) Scott! If you look at the whole Fall/Winter 18 collection from Jeremy Scott, you will see how he truly went to infinity and beyond with the futuristic trend; his collection is a mecca of bright colors, holographic materials, and animal prints; the perfect collection of “Lisa Frank for the Future”.
This specific crop top and trouser two-piece truly stands out amongst all the looks we’ve pulled today. Goodbye silver vinyl; so long holographic everything; Scott decided to go for a more animalistic attire, full of bright colors; which is rare within this trend; whilst still keeping a classic cut, with a military style crop jacket and capri pants.
At Calvin Klein there was nothing subtle about designer Raf Simon’s silver and white lace trimmed dress. From the knit headpiece that is reminiscent of the cap astronauts put on before wearing their helmet, to the obvious astronaut gloves, this look is ready for another planet! We’ve been talking about how the previous looks had a classic cut that had been futurified, well this look has nothing classical about it. The dress is somewhat A Line, but extremely oversized, the material is a wrinkled out silver; reminiscent again of an astronaut’s suit. And the gloves are ready for deep space.
But if you were to forget or remove the interesting accessories, you would be left with a contemporary silver dress, that could easily be worn during the Fashion Weeks without anyone batting an eye at how out-there it truly is!
What you need to remember if you want to rock this out of the world trend, is it really all comes down to the materials used. As seen, the majority of cuts were classic, but the futuristic holographic or silver fabrics instantly transform even the most traditional designs into an outfit that belongs in its own style universe.
Born and raised in Dubai, with a passion for all things beauty and animal welfare related, Maxine has graduated from the School of Audio Engineering with a Bachelor in Film Production, all while publishing her own charity photography book 'Meet The Creatures'. She then decided to embark onto a new creative journey with a Masters in Fashion Promotion and Communication at the Istituto Marangoni in Paris.
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