Fashion is Shape Shifting: The Bigger, The Boxier and The Even Better

Chanel Fall 2016

Editor’s notes on fashion weeks around the world for Fall 2016:

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more outlandish than they already have – you have to think again! Fashion goes bigger, bolder, crazier and cooler in yet another Season that didn’t fail to satisfy even the most insatiable appetites from the members of the Style Wolf-pack. How can anybody resist those giant poncho/blanket hybrids that Chloé dished out for us at Paris Fashion Week? And could you even bear the thought of not modelling down your very own bridal runway, dressed in nothing less than a Valentino fairytale frock? The excitement and hype is never-ending, and I’ll be honest – the frills, metallics, prints, larger-than-life shapes & textures all came together for me this season. Amazing.

The big and boxy trend, however, has particularly grown on me for more reasons than one. Firstly, I can’t imagine life without the boxy look – especially after knowing that I can wear effortlessly loose clothes and totally get away with it. Secondly, it keeps me warm, which is really great considering that it is Winter clothing, after all. And most importantly, I now know for sure that nobody’s going to notice the few extra kilos that just crept onto the scale after that ridiculous ice cream binge.

To me, Céline totally nailed this look and managed to maintain the ever-so-illustrious balance between trendy and timeless. In fact, all of the giant fashion houses have basically perfected this skill down to a T, and it really manifests itself in the likes of Chanel, Christian Dior and Hermès (among others).  C’est Magnifique!

Images: IMAXtree for Elle

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