Sabrina Mahfouz takes a whimsical look at the five trends that stood out for her in 2008.
Even if you pride yourself on being fashionably unfashionable, it would’ve been harder than cryptography to have avoided hitting at least one trend this year, as the catwalks converged to create a train of trends that covered almost every colour, a multitude of materials and a random range of re-workings.
The Most Worn Print: If I ever see a cloudless London night again, I won’t be looking for the stars. We certainly saw enough of those this year. On dresses, tops, shoes, jewellery, jumpers, knickers, bras and even worse than all of these – in permanent ink on the flesh of those who must have had a hurting head the morning after.
The Most Amazing Gloves, Ever: Louis Vuitton’s embroidered, full-length beauties were beaded for all their £3k was worth and looked a million. Every single item from the glove-makers to the stars can be yours from www.glovedup.com.
The Most Annoying: Modified Military (again). Anything with such an irritating name is likely to look, well, irritating. And it does. Big gold buttons on your shoulders and khaki blazers with badges does not a hero make.
The Most Appreciated Trend: Although girls nation-wide were hoping that male D&G models would be sporting kilts, it didn’t happen, so tartan was perhaps the most disappointing trend. However, men everywhere were happy for the return of the Bad Girl look, as dames got dark and dangerous with killer, patent, lace-up heels and over the knee boots – all in black and ready to attack.
The Most Under-rated: Pyjamas. Did anyone notice this hot summer trend? If they did, I wish I’d been partying with you. So comfortable, so stylish, so very not-even-nearly ready-for-bed. Derek Lam’s sparkly ones were the work of dreams; whilst Calvin Klein’s understated chic could’ve put a rave to sleep.