Trends for fall/winter 2007-8 still aren’t 100% clear but I’ve picked up on something that I didn’t quite expect to see – thats right folks, it’s folk! It’s not quite widespread on the catwalk but it has emerged and I have varying opinions on the various guises of folk.
At Mina Perhonen, it was rural Russian folk – lots of layers, lots of granny-ish type garments. Perhaps when worn all together it may be a little too granny-ish but individually, me likey a lot.
People have been outraged/shocked at Nicholas Ghesquiere’s collection for Balenciaga. I’m not exactly enamoured with this but at least it’s somewhat fresh. It’s sort of ghetto, 90’s new-age folk. I’m thinking I won’t be impressed when I see that woven stripy coat priced at god knows how many 1000’s of euros when you can get the same thing at joss-stick selling Camden stalls for ¬£10.
Steve J and Yoni P, whose Topshop collection I blogged about last week, went for full blown minority tribe influenced folk – flickers of Mongolian, Tibetan, Native American. Probably the folkiest of the three and for me, best toned down a bit to avoid looking like I’m in tribal costume.