Monochrome featured large in Milan this Fashion Week. In particular in the Annakiki collection. Inspired by today’s aesthetic fatigue and fashion excess. Did you know global clothing sales are estimated to reach 160 million tons in 2050! That is more than 3 times today’s amount. Raising the question of sustainability and overall impact on natural resources.
An insatiable desire for the next big thing has resulted in trends changing faster than we can keep up with. Many high street stores have new collections coming in weekly. It is more than most of us (even fashionistas) can keep up with. As a result of this Annakiki focused on a “less is more” philosophy. One garment two moods. One colour, several textures. Combining different fabrics – silk with wool, cotton with velvet. Faux fur and plastic!
Maximum impact is achieved by making strong statements in blocks of mono colour. This is something anyone can achieve with their current wardrobe – see Street Style at end of post for examples.
Keep reading for Monochrome inspiration, both from the Annakiki Fall/Winter 2018 show and as seen in StreetStyle.
10 Monochrome Inspiration’s direct from Milan Fashion Week
Faux fur and plastic – a mix seen in several looks this season.
time to revive any old favourite jackets with wide shoulders. The trend has come back with vengeance this year.
Taking that monochrome look right through to the lips…
Adding a little mix in pattern to an otherwise monochrome look. Petrol blue is a good colour to keep in your wardrobe for next Fall / Winter!
Check out the Annakiki Summer 2018 collection here.
Street Style is always a good way of seeing show trends converted to every day wear.
This seasons Street Style in Milan was very much about suits and monochrome… could it be that suits will be overriding dresses for the next few seasons?
Go bold or pastel. The choice is yours provided you keep your whole outfit in tone!
FunkyForty Sustainable Shopping Tip:
Take a colourful piece of clothing you own with you when shopping. Instead of buying a whole new outfit, buy one piece to go with that piece you already own! Try them on together and make sure the outfit works to avoid mistakes.
Stay tuned for more Fashion Week news – see what’s in store next Winter 2018!
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