Fall is finally here and it might not be to everyone's taste. Some of us are already missing the summer heat and sun, this is why we decided to put together an outfit to make the transition from summer to fall easier for summer lovers. Inspired by Korean blogger Aimee Song, this outfit offers a new take on the wrap dress trend.
You've been watching the latest fashion weeks streetstyle looks with envy? You've been seeing these sneakers on every foot? Well we made a selection for you to get the look for less.
It's time for you to hop on this trend. Balenciaga's new Triple S, the pieces from Acne Studios, Stella McCartney and Louis Vuitton have set the trend on runways last season. The "Ugly sneakers" (also called "Dad sneakers") were a no-no before that, laughed upon, so how did it ended up being the new avant-guard? It seems like fashion just want to go back to the roots, the known, the basic. We are going back to a time where we did not have social medias as a massive part of our lives and where our dad's fashion staple was this kind of shoes. We've had the Mom Jeans, the Grandma cardigans, so why not give a try to Dad Sneakers?
Jacquemus is the new French It-brand who debuted at Paris Fashion Week in 2013. Launched by Simon Porte Jacquemus as a tribute to his mother who died in 2008, creating for him an electroshock which lead him to start his own brand. The collections he creates are inspired by the South of France, with the use of linen, cotton and wicker notably. Zara just launched a Spring collection inspired by the "La Bomba" show of Jacquemus for Spring/Summer 2018. We made a selection of our favorite pieces for those of you who wants to become a Jacquemus muse for this summer.
In the 1940s, the 2nd World War was going strong in Europe, most of the men were called to serve the army. Women had to replace their husbands, brothers, fathers, in the work place. They started supporting the society. They also gained more respect then.
Their new work status implied a transformation in their way of dressing. They needed to dress in a comfortable and practical way. Denim became the go-to fabric because of its strength and resistance. It was mostly used on overalls and jumpsuits, creating all-denim outfits. Most of the time, the outfits were completed by bandanas.
The historical context also brought something else to the era's fashion style. The outfits became military inspired. Fashion pieces have structured shapes, they use the same buttons and style as the uniforms. The green colors are in trend. The silhouettes are tapered and marked at the waist.
Finally, another key item of the era is the liberty print dress. Because of the rationing and the autarchy, most of the countries were lacking in materials to produce fashion items. Women started sewing dresses from curtains and table cloths, which explains the small flowers printed all over those dresses.
Bombers are back!
It all started in 1950s, this jacket (called MA-1 Bomber Jacket or Flight jacket) was an American military jacket which was first developed in 1955 by Dobbs industry. Popularised later on, it became a part of pop culture. It also evolved into different styles of jacket like the Letterman jacket or the Bomber jacket.
It used to be mostly worn by punk culture, it then became a key item in high fashion. Some subcultures established it as part of their uniform like the British skinheads in 1960s. Nowadays, the jacket's silhouette hasn't changed much except for its more slim fitting style.
Designers also had their own spin on it: Rick Owens elongated them, Balenciaga and Dries Von Noten added floral prints. Materials have now changed each season: from leather and wool, to silk and gauze. They also added details like lace-ups, ruffles, lace. Due to the popularity of the jacket, both high street and high end brands have designed the bomber jacket in a variety of hues. Other than the standard navy blue, army green and black, the bomber can be found in pastel tones such as baby pink, blue, mint, or even gold and silver. Celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid made them trendy again these last seasons.
Here is a bit of streetstyle inspiration on how to wear them this spring.