Whether it’s saving the aesthetic of the 2000s or wanting to be bold in a post-pandemic world, what we saw at the 54th edition of São Paulo Fashion Week is that people and designers are willing to look a little further.
The event, the largest fashion show in Latin America, was held from Wednesday (16) to Sunday (20) and included 48 shows on its calendar – 43 in-person shows, divided between outdoor spaces, Shopping Iguatemi and Komplexo Tempo, and five with digital shows. Saving the lineage, the indigenous or African peoples, the northeastern culture and the small celebration were some of the themes that the brands worked on.
The optimistic atmosphere of Fashion Week allowed the visual spectacles to opt for festive details and prints. Simplicity is still great – the monochrome look is still on the rise! – But short skirts, embellishments, overlays and fringes conquered the catwalks of the event.
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Skirt and Pants Overlap
This may be the next controversial trend that people want to try at home. The interlocking of pants and skirt is part of rescuing the futuristic aesthetic that was so present in the early 2000s. And they can come in different forms: using the same fabric, creating a look with the same look, or with embellishments. Different prints between the skirt and the pants underneath.
Waist Too Low
This trend gives a lot of chills, but it is clear that it should continue to rise next season. The ultra low waist is present not only in the pants, but also in the long skirts, with a mermaid cut. What’s interesting is that she came up with another fashion fact: Underwear is offered for both men and women.
Basically, disruptive basics are putting on a plain shirt or dress and taking it apart until it almost loses its original usefulness. The bomb look is in digital fashion, especially on TikTok, and has also conquered some Brazilian brands. Cutouts in strategic areas allow for more interesting overlays.
As Miu Miu already mentioned, the ultra-short, low-waisted skirt is back on the catwalk. The model that we saw the most was the one referring to the fashion of the early 2000s, a kind of scarf, almost a belt, usually made of jeans. In SPFW, it was featured in items like comforters.
Turbocharged body chain, the charm is a metallic mesh that can be an accessory, worn over shirts and dresses or, as shown on the SPFW runway, as a blouse. The look is an alternative to lamé shirts that continue to rock and go from an evening look to a carnival look.
As glitter and ruffles gain ground, monochrome looks remain a constant tonic. Whether in vibrant colors or neutrals, this trend allows cut and tailored pieces to receive more attention than prints and other details.
The corset is very present in street and fast fashion, since seen made in jeans, it complements the look made entirely of fabric. In the case of À La Garçonne, the corset has gained cuts from satin fabrics, but the model that looks like a belt-waist can be easily reproduced through recycling.
Urban, colorful and often paired with streetwear, crochet has a fringe to make it more impactful. Thus, brands are changing the technique, still closely associated with regionalization and beach aesthetics, for looks that can be used in evening wear, along with leather jackets and heavy shoes.
Another controversial trend we’ve seen on the SPFW catwalk. Very prominent in the look of the 2000s, the skirt style presented a more casual look by day, in flared dresses with printed fabric, as well as a nightwear finish, in a metallic material.
As a good alternative to the third piece on warmer days, the cropped jacket is already in digital fashion and should continue to be strong next season. Both appeared as part of an ensemble, in the same color, but also as a top in an uncoordinated look.