Design Shop: Dose of Holiday Fashion and Preview for 2017

The Master Fashion Illustrator Danilo Franco talks about holiday fashion and a preview for the first quarter of 2017: [caption id="attachment_4223" align="aligncenter" width="308"] Very relaxed, long dresses come flouncy with ripples and gathers; fabrics are light

Danilo Franco

The Master Fashion Illustrator Danilo Franco talks about holiday fashion and a preview for the first quarter of 2017:

Very relaxed, long dresses come flouncy with ripples and gathers; fabrics are light and flimsy.

Very relaxed, long dresses come flouncy with ripples and gathers; fabrics are light and flimsy.

 

I’m happy to share with you the holiday looks as well my fashion trend observations for 2017. There is a certain softness to December wear which will be carried on to the New Year. It’s a throwback to my early forays into the fashion playground in the 80s—a dramatic turn from the body-conscious, tautly stretched silhouettes to a certain easy, roomy, almost sloppy attitude.

 

 

Look different with the robe as outerwear and literally worn on the streets; warm and comfy, wrapped and sashed like a kimono

Look different with the robe as outerwear and literally worn on the streets; warm and comfy, wrapped and sashed like a kimono

 

     The silhouette: a takeoff from the robe with a fresh, out of bed looks. Locker room occupant or lounge-y luxe versions are acceptable streetwear. Be sure though that the hairstyle complements and is consistent with the concept.

 

The coming New Year will see more similar attempts to drape the body with softness and a languid air. The shoulder is the erogenous zone; the sleeves are ripped from the armhole but left hanging on the arms in a nod to the remnants of deconstruction, one shoulder or both, it does not matter. Overt suggestive come-ons are balanced with men’s stripes and hues; sleeves are stretched to the knuckles and beyond, looking oversized and careless.

 

The silhouette remains long-ish loose; in summer staple of white, polished cotton and linen that pop with unexpected details.

The silhouette remains long-ish loose; in summer staple of white, polished cotton and linen that pop with unexpected details.

     The colors: imagined greens in the realm of military camouflage and deep, dark forests. Brights include orange and its cohorts, less fruity but more like unexpected bursts of sunsets. There’s a feeling of spirituality and hope as if in an early morning walk, feeling of damp ground, fresh dew and deep moss.

 

The shoulder as an erogenous zone; slide-y and ripped sleeves are long and hang loosely to bare the shoulders.

The shoulder as an erogenous zone; slide-y and ripped sleeves are long and hang loosely to bare the shoulders.

      The patterns: they remain painterly with a myriad of floral renderings which are more unreal and dipped in fantasy.

 

 

/ by Danilo Franco

 

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