Asian-inspired products have been a huge part of the fashion and beauty landscape in 2017. K-beauty individualism is transforming the skincare industry and streetwear trends from Korean and Japan had a surprisingly strong impact on Western runways back in February. Riding the wave of these murmurs predicting a dramatic style upheaval, Gucci stunned audiences everywhere by focusing on traditional Japanese design during their jacket-heavy, floral-covered show. There were models toting paper-thin parasols and embroidered dresses that felt simultaneously pulled from the Renaissance and plucked from the ornate streetwear of Japan and Italy. In short, Gucci’s elaborate runway was anything but tame and hinted at a wild fall of international fashion and quirky contemporary design. Are you wondering what to shop for so you’ll be prepared for the fall? Take in the Gucci Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear Show for cool weather’s finest in dresses, jackets, accessories and shoes.
APRICOT AND PINK
Typically spring and summer color, these two shades of reddish orange are going to carry over into the fall this year. The sensitive parasol in this look may not be essential for your outfit, but its Asian overtones should help inspire your fall wardrobe.
CONTOURS AND OUTLINES
The fashion world has been flirting with pearls and business dress, but few runways announced their return as boldly as the Gucci Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear Show. Pull your creamy whites and bold reds out of the closet when September hits. Tom Hilfiger’s all-American color palette will be back when the leaves start to turn.
After hearing the rumor for months, all fears of the trench coat’s permanent departure from high-end fashion were silenced at the Gucci Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear Show. Displaying the famous detective jacket in both formal and casual ensembles, they established once again that staples are always a sure thing. Don this long coat with jeans or your glistening evening dress.
PANTS SUITS AND FLORALS
Florals can adorn anything from tuxedos to t-shirts, but as the decade progresses, it seems designers are more intent on incorporating these traditionally dress prints into other articles of clothing. At the Gucci show, this trend was dramatically shown in decorative suit jackets, ornate silk trousers, and colorful blouses. Basically, you should keep the summer blossoms blooming with your wardrobe this fall. 2017 is the year for flower-happy fashion.
EMBRACING UNTUCKED SHIRTS
Tucked in shirts have seen a slight resurgence in recent years. You can thank the put-together metrosexual for that. However, brands like Gucci prefer the untucked look of slightly chaotic youth. This is one of the few European-inspired looks from their runway and it mixes the classically nerdy elements of a print sweater and bowtie with rogue details like an untucked shirt and extra-long pants legs. There’s something very vintage going on, like a less popular version of Ferris Bueller.
Statement tees are definitely a year-long 2017 trend. Another rebellious fad will be nipping right at their heels this fall. This is the statement sweater, a cold weather alternative for your individualistic collection of strongly-worded summer tops. You might notice something else unique in this image from the Gucci Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear Show. Slinging a tier of purses over your shoulder is apparently cool now. Why carry around one pouch for your makeup collection when you can manage three?
Ever since the 90s, there’s been a raging debate about whether overalls are fashionable. According to big name brands in 2016 and 2017, the answer is yes. This leather pair from Gucci’s runway demonstrates just how diverse this trend is becoming. From construction site coveralls to TopShop overall shorts, these Americana bibs are a sure-fire hit for both your summer and fall collections.
FINALLY, THE JUMPSUIT?
It’s hard to know what to think about this, but according to Gucci and a few other designers, this 70s fashion staple is coming back. This fall, you can get away with wearing a retro jumpsuit.
There were many fashion lessons on display at the Gucci Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear Show. From Asian-inspired outfits to unique vintage fashion, fall will be an interesting season for your wardrobe in 2017.
— Timothy Vest