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It’s the long-drop braid’s second coming in 100-odd years of fashion. Best worn loosely looped, slightly mussed, and fattened with half a head’s worth of hair extensions. #TRESnyfw
(Kate Spade courtesy, Tresemme.com.au)
Came in a rush, spread fast, and shout “nowness” in every invert, box and sunray. See a com-pleat collaborative collection with Kara Baker (pictured), Alice Edgeley and Specialty Pleaters at VAMFF, March 10.
Brace for another wave of slumped table-cloth, crochetted, macrame and tricky technical lace in all categories of fashion from casual to red carpet. Pictured, Nicola Finetti “Octavia” lace, at Myer.
Silhouettes are swelling. “Oversized” is your key to now-ness, and sticky-out layers such as Akira’s inky blue organza shirts and Hakama pants (akira.com.au) are being worn in deliciously voluminous multiples.
Flashy as a thousand sequins or subtle as Emporio Armani’s beaded shorts and gillets. By winter, we’ll sling a boyfriend jacket or slumped shirt over anything that sparkles and call it “glunge”: grunge/glamour.
It only took a couple of Euro winters for our beloved black opaques to be relegated to the ranks of hokey hosiery. You can thank fishnets for the insult. They are the all-season legwear du jour now.
Voodoo’s Macronet tights $23.95, Myer, David Jones, voodoohosiery.com.au
Blinglessness is the new crime in certain circles. Singer sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey show how to shovel it on.
The jean du jour for 17 seasons has clung so long it’s more rip than denim these days. British TV star Joey Essex proves it. Could the fad finally be snuffed by a simple question: “What’s left to rip?” Don’t hold your breath.
Might socklessness finally fizzle? This dapper chap was a rarity at the Milan and Paris menswear shows, where the usual swirls of impeccably tailored chaps, so resolutely sockless in even the iciest weather in the past, were tellingly pro-sock last month.
ROCKSTUD ANKLE-STRAP SLINGBACKS
Valentino Garavani’s rockstud ankle-strap slingbacks should have snuffed it six seasons back but although every girl and her poodle has a pair – or a chainstore knock-off – they rise again, and again.
Perhaps because they look so dang cute on girls like German blogger Alexandra Lapp.