Top Trend: Purple
What do you get when you mix red and blue together? Purple. And purple is not just for that loving dinosaur from your imagination anymore, it has now ascended to the Fall/Winter 2018 runways and become one of the top trends to be on the lookout for!
During the Fall/Winter 2018 shows, we were able to see a multitude of designers embrace the Purple trend, be it with a full monochrome look from head to toe, 60s mod, or even some Zorro inspired offerings, we’ve seen it all… You could say that we were drenched in a “Purple Rain” this season!
Annakiki embraced the trend to the fullest; Chinese designer Anna Yang went for a full decked out monochrome look from the model’s lips to her sneakers’ laces. The oversized duo velvet and wool coat, layered over yet another oversized cotton sweater embraced the more street-style aesthetic, but the more dainty “purple hazey” maxi skirt gave the outfit some much needed feminine appeal. If you’re trying to look cool and as if you put in no effort, this is definitely the look for you!
Ever thought Zorro could be chic? Neither did we, but Marc Jacobs made it happen! With the elegant part top hat/part sombrero cordobés, his ensemble would be perfect for any Zorro aficionado or for some sort of elegant dress up party. Once again, what gives this outfit its elegance, is its seemingly effortless class; with its large checkered coat, the silk and shimmery handkerchiefs, and the gorgeous bright purple Gaucho pants completes it.
So we’ve seen the overly comfy street chic, the Mexican vigilante, now, it’s time to take it way back to the 60s with Moschino! Not only is there a little hint of the timeframe for this look on the handbag the model is carrying, but her hair also gives it away… Have you gotten it yet? No? What if I told you Andy Warhol? That’s right, Pop Art, but not just that! What about JFK? We’re taking it all the way back to the heart of the 60s with Jeremy Scott! This ensemble would be perfect for any modern day Jackie O wannabes out there, looking to update the retro style with a strong color choice.
Remember those wild Woodstock days? Every hippy stereotype ever: the paisley vests, the fringes, the boots… Well Andrew Gn took all that and made it look classy! His simple A-line lilac dress with delicate embroidered paisley detailing, the black bead fringe headpiece, the camel velvet boots all come together to bring the hippy idea back to the future.
It’s time for some royalty! Dolce & Gabbana did not go deep with the Purple, as some of the designers here have done, they just dipped their toe into its inky depths. For their rendition of the Purple trend, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana crafted a very noble purple velvet jacket. The perfect choice for any purple loving princess looking to hammer home her creds as fashion royalty.
Riddle me this, riddle me that, what does the Halpern rendition of the Purple trend remind you of? Now this might not have been done purposefully, but does this green and purple sequinned strapless dress remind you of one of Batman’s mortal enemies, The Riddler?
Once again, a more elegant version of him of course… This is not to say that we don’t love this look, because we absolutely do! Much like Marc Jacobs’ Zorro, Halpern’s Riddler look-a-like is perfect for any chic geek that would want to embrace their favorite character, all while remaining graceful and stylish…
As you can see from the many different looks we’ve selected for you, the Purple trend has a little bit for everyone: from the street style lover, to the stylish geek! I love it so much I even dyed my hair the perfect shade of this royal hue.
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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