Forget any trashy preconceptions you had about animal print – zebra and leopard are back in a big way for winter 2018, as seen on the catwalks of Victoria Beckham (pictured), Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Tom Ford. To avoid straying into Kat Slater territory, keep the rest of your outfit pared-down and team with flats.
You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. — Edith Head
In a post Time’s Up era, designers experimented with female sexuality and by and large the silhouette was decidedly covered-up. From extreme layers at Balenciaga (pictured) to Erdem’s evening dresses worn over prim shirts and stockings, hemlines were kept low and necklines high. Tailoring too was big news – especially at Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.. This is, of course, not new news, but never has modesty been more pervasive than this season – bar the exceptions of Christopher Kane and Saint Laurent.
High-shine fabrics were key on the catwalks this season, whether vinyl, latex, plastic (a key look for summer 2018) or leather – offering a quietly dominatrix appeal. At Chanel (pictured), metallics were created in a glossy material, while Simone Rocha’s feminine dresses were given a subversive, fetishistic edge when created in patent red. Fendi updated the trench by giving them a rain-proof glossy finish. (Source: harpersbazaar.com)