Trend Report: Space Age
Step aboard the spacecraft that is Fall 2017 and be transported to another place and time. Touching down during the last gasp of Studio 54 where slinky, shimmering dresses and jumpsuits flit down Michael Kors’ runway. Saint Laurent quite literally reanimates Grace Jones, queen of the discotech, in a blue vinyl blazer dress with razor edge shoulders. Not to mention the house’s revival of slouchy 80’s boots. Christopher Kane interprets other-worldly textiles including iridescent knits and taffeta, clearly the 80’s resurgence is not lost on him.
Others probing the 80’s aesthetic include J.W. Anderson, where models can be mistaken for jedis, clad in robes and metallics rivaling C3PO. Chanel’s Dynasty does Aspen collection culminates in broad shouldered suits beneath beehives teased to the cosmos, contained only by crochet headbands.
Embracing functionality is inherent to life aboard the space station. Chanel and Balenciaga transform insulated liner into practical ponchos and wrap pencil skirts.
Paco Rabonne juxtaposes futuristic sportswear with medieval chainmail. The collection at Comme de Garcons also encompasses a time, impossibly set in both the distant future and far past. Bulbous, Jiffy Pop sculptures take on 18th century silhouettes, driven home even further by steel wool Marie Antoinette hair pieces.
While of this planet, Gucci’s folk-heavy collection is entirely out of this world. Romantic stills taken from a 70’s sci-fi film set make for a transcendent ad campaign.
Explore the gallery below to discover key pieces for this fall's trends, in store now at Inspirations!