It's difficult to crunch a year in style, but as always a few trends stood out. Here's a quick recap... Retro revival
This was the year of retro revivals. From 80s to 70s to even 60s, 2017 fashion
was all about looking back. The big shoulder, ruffles, fringe, big hair, red lipstick, sequins, lame, if history repeats itself, fashion proved it. So much so 80s 'eww' fashion like mom jeans and mules found a way to become stylish. Tried shrobing?
This year's hottest layering trend, shrobing, is a styling quirk that involves peeling your coat off your shoulders to sit across your deltoids. A celebrity-approved style, if you wanted to be on-trend the coat had to be off. Camo chameleons
The first rule of style states: Never blend in. But this fashion trend uses the popular technique of blending in – camouflage – to help you stand out. Military chic has been cool for some time but this was the year of the camo. Cold shoulder
In 2017, the cold-shoulder was everywhere - from dresses to tops to gowns and even Indianwear. This was one trend that was a cut above the rest. Wear a slogan
It was the return of the slogan T-shirts as Dior and Prabal Gurung sent out speaking tees on the runway. After all, we live in a world of opinions. And it's not surprising that even your T-shirt has something to say. Oversize me
Fashion experimented with form and norm. Baggy cuts, loose fits, oversized clothes - if it didn't fit then it was fitting fashion. From dresses to denims to jackets and pants - it was all about go big or go home. The idea was to pair the oversized pieces with fitted silhouettes for contrast. Rip-roaring style
Fashion commentators argue that distressed clothing is as old as clothing itself. But in the 1980s, thanks to the rock, grunge and punk eras, it became a fashion statement - a way to cock a snook at tradition and style rules. This year, the trend went from distressed to distressing with some super ripped (read destroyed) denims too. The whole six-yards
This was the year of the sari. Handloom, handmade, handwoven were the buzzwords. Designers experimented with drapes, weaves and form. What spearheaded the surge were the new blouse styles - quirky, edgy, boxy. The sari blouse moved beyond normal to experimental. Needle work
Whether it's bags, shirts, dresses, denim, coats, leather or even boots and caps - the stitch is back in style. Embroidery has a knack of instantly bringing an outfit to life taking it from mundane to magical.
(From left to right: Oversize me, needle work, retro revival, camo chameleons)
(From left to right: The whole six yards, retro revival, rip-roaring style)
(From left to right: Wear a slogan, cold shoulder, shrobing)