Every few years, lets say three to maximum, five, the silhouette changes. Fast, I know, hardly giving you enough time to wear your items into the ground! Get ready: now is the time when the shift is certainly evident, with looser, boxier cuts in practically EVERYTHING coming into play. Up, up, and away! Clothes are no longer so concerned with razor sharp cuts molded to the body, but rather are sporting looser, more generous and accentuated volume.
From your coat, to your trousers, top to your skirt, the shape is cutting away from the body, leaving more room for layers, drooping the shoulder line over onto the arms, and drop waists billowing out for exaggerated volume. Take the lead from these designers who have provided masterful examples of how the new volume is literally taking shape.
Rag & Bone — always effortlessly cool, lengthen and widen a motorcycle-style jacket, while adding textured layers underneath that range from the sheer to the opaque, all the while loosening up their relationship to the body.
Peter Som keeps his sleeves and bodice on the looser side, almost as a practice in volume for the big shabang; the skirted bottom which will fill the atmosphere in all directions.
Richard Chai LOVE gave the appearance of a jacket that could be cut for him – but of course, looks much better on her! Skirts fit at the waist and flare out through the hip, making the new found bulbous volume feel right at home amongst the other belongings.
BCBGMAXAZRIA proves that sensuality can come in many forms – and some of those being amongst artful layering of garments and colors. The female shape is deftly redefined, moving toward a newly defined take on assertiveness through dress, and with this brand at the healm, we’re sure to see it trickle down through the mainstream for fall.
Nanette Lepore lets the wearer ease into the volume trend by keeping the other garments in proportions that we are accustomed with already, exaggerating the details of the jacket first, like the lapel and button, opposed to venturing into immediate over sized territory.