Here’s a list of fashion trends that made it to the end 2018, most of them were actually good and others well… Weren’t as good for our environment. Take a look and find what was “in” last year. Beginning with:
Classic, a timeless look, the piece of sports-streetwear made iconic by Princess Diana in the 90’s was back, and it was a strong trend. Being worn by every from Kim Kardashian to Hailey Baldwin. They were mostly worn and combined with oversized shirts or blazers. Big brands like Alexander Wang, Dion Lee, Dolce & Gabbana and a favorite from many Off-White started adopting this trend on their runways. In my opinion, I love this trend, it looks like you know what you’re doing and you’re doing it right.
Okay we get it you buy expensive clothes. In 2018 we witnessed a desire for logo-covered merch. From brands like Fendi, Versace, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc. It was obvious customers wanted to show off their designer pieces in a more noticeable way. In my opinion this must be one of the worst trends from 2018 it just felt very tacky.
To be honest this trend looks like something that came out of The Matrix, Kanye even declared them “in” and the big frames out. It doesn’t even matter of they covered your eyes from the sun, they were cool to look at from Prada to Zara, every brand started offering tiny frames. In my opinion these were so cool specially a collection of frames that came from Privé Revaux in collaboration with Madelaine Petsch
These shoes were the hit, everyone was wearing them, the so called “dad sneakers” or “ugly sneakers” took over everyone’s wardrobes in 2018 and who to thank this for? Balenciaga and their triple S trainers. This was in my opinion an excellent trend, it has something so unique and a cool vibe. Dad would be proud.
In February of 2018 one of the trends that catch the eyes of many was animal prints, Victoria Beckham stole the show with her belted leopard-print trench coat. It all started there, and many brands started to follow along, she led the way for an exotic animal revival. Always and of course with faux fur animal-prints. Brands like Tom Ford, Diane Von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein and Carolina Herrera stepped in into the trend and it was a success. In my opinion I have never been a fan of animal prints but I must admit it doesn’t look bad.
Believe it or not this trend was a surprise for many. Celebrities and It girls began wearing this bag in a very chic way. Instead of securing the bag around their waist they turned it into a crossbody by incorporating it across their chest. Big designer names like Balenciaga sent models down the runway wearing fanny packs. The trend is actually not so bad, in my opinion, it gives a plain look something unique.
Don’t worry if you don’t catch it at first glance. Chanel did it first in their collection Spring ’18 Runway Show, from boots to coats. I simply have no words for this trend, just don’t.
Every celebrity started wearing a variation of the shade in August of last year and in early September (fashion month) it was all over the Spring/Summer 2019 runways of New York Fashion Week. This was a big deal, the shade ranged from a super-bright green to a yellow-green, it was eye catching and bright. In my opinion, you have to take risks in life to win, the mere idea of wearing this color may have seem intimidating but it’s not hard to pull off the look, you just need to start slow.
This trend came alongside PVC, designers such as John Galliano and Balmain’s Oliver Rousteing send plastic styles down the runway and celebrates didn’t hold back and followed their led. This one must be in my opinion the worst trend that has ever existed. The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter after oil and they aren’t doing anything to help the industry’s waste problem. More than 15 million tons of textile waste is produced every year in the United States. Plastic clothes and accessories, whether from our closet or a store’s unsold stock, will more than likely end up in those landfills eventually. In conclusion Vinyl and PVC are a NO from me.
In the beginning of 2018 a major trend on the runways were sparkles, brands like Tom Ford and Chanel used this material in their collections. During the year it was very clear there was an inspiration by the disco era, maybe a continuation of the ’80s mania.
Most of the trends from last year were inspired by the ‘80s, many of them a comeback with a nostalgic sense. But I will leave it up to you, what was your favorite trend of the year? Which one should stay in 2018?