The most general trend concerns nature and its protection, which involves ethical production. But sustainability also forces us to see the world around us with new eyes, as something precious and fragile, marvelous in its richness of chromatic inputs.
In the early years of its existence, Stardust appeared as an art book rich in materials and drawings, in order to be inspired: today it would be out of the question, since it is cryptic and too complex to decode and translate, but the underlying concept is alive and, We dare say, cutting edge.
The topic of sustainability in fashion is of course a cosmos of its own; there are various systems at play, contributing to the bigger macrocosm. Discussed in this article is one of the hotter spots of activity; Textiles.
Designers take their main reference points from the “unseen” elements in clothing, art and architecture. The focus is on bringing the inside outside and exposing the raw edges of seams, reversing surfaces to reveal garments in the primary essence of their construction.
A symbol of passion, sensuality and strength, the rose is a classic icon and has been coming through strongly not only in the SS17 catwalks, but also as a graphic theme for tattoos, beauty and social media visual curating.
For next season the trends are united by the common denominator of interior research and introspection. Four different ways of probing our capacity in being ourselves, four ways to discover again the taste of the uniqueness of our deepest essence.
Beyond Seinfeld’s iconic shirt, the ruffle has managed to take its Elizabethan and 16th century European roots and propel them into 2017. The drama of fashion, as always, anchors itself strongly in historical references.