Film / Fashion

AW18 trends inspired by cult cinema icons

1980s Working Girl wardrobes, Wild West stylings and Woodstock chic: the autumn / winter '18 runway referenced many a silver screen icon...

Doris Day in Calamity Jane

STYLE DNA…Cowgirl cool cropped up everywhere on the AW18 runway – with designers offering a fresh (slightly 80s) twist on the rodeo look. Think studded belts, western-style leather jackets and full denim looks aplenty.

DESIGNERS THAT ARE NAILING IT…Calvin Klein, Isabel Marant, Alberta Ferreti, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.

Alicia Silverstone in Clueless

STYLE DNA…Check it out – fashion’s love affair with matching plaid a la Cher Horowitz is yet to wane this season. From preppy nostalgia, punky accessories to 90s sportswear: the tartan tribes were out in full force.

DESIGNERS THAT ARE NAILING IT…Burberry, Versace, Michael Kors, Charles Jeffery, Liam Hodges.

Kate Hudson in Almost Famous

STYLE DNA: Meet the new bohemians. To nail the nonchalant 70s glam look a la Penny Lane in 2k18 colour-bright bell bottoms are your best friend, play with peek-a-boo sheer layering underneath shearling coats (a size too big) and tinted round specs are essential. Come rain or shine.

DESIGNERS THAT ARE NAILING IT: Missoni, Rosie Assoulin, Chloé.


Melanie Griffith in Working Girl

STYLE DNA…80s-inspired boardroom dressing is making (yet another) comeback for fall ’18, with designers including Marc Jacobs, Isabel Marant and Versace promoting the power shoulder, OTT suiting and extreme layering.

 DESIGNERS THAT ARE NAILING IT…Marc Jacobs, Versace, Isabel Marant, Akris, Giorgio Armani.

Steve Coogan in 24 Hour Party People

STYLE DNA…Tie-dye dressing? Texture wonderland? Heavy vinyl coats? ‘Tis the season to embrace modern mash-ups and nu-neons.

DESIGNERS THAT ARE NAILING IT…Ashley Williams, Liam Hodges, Miu MIu, Balmain, Haider Ackermann.

16 November 2018