The flurry, chilly cold season is here and for those of us who don’t like the cold the one thing we look forward to is winter fashion. I was so happy to here that a flashback from the past will be incorporated in some of the trends for the season. “This season it’s about simplicity,eras from the past and fabric. Fashion Designer and Stylist Ola Hawatmeh stopped by Pynk magazine to share with our news and entertainment writer, Abesi which pieces she and all of us need in our closet.
Pynk/Abesi: So tell us what fabric and pieces I need this winter.
Ola: So the great thing about the change of seasons is that you didn’t necessarily have to get a new wardrobe. You just need specific pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe. It’s always great to mix it up. Old school suede, velvet, faux fur sequence and multi-colored furs and leather is what we’re going to start with. When you think of these fabrics together it makes you think of a 60’s movie right. Well they are in and hot! The question is how to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe?
Leopard print coats are a big trend this season although I would like to think leopard print never really went out. Faux fur leopard print in different print sizes, colors or length it’s all in and a must have. The designer that helped this print have a come back was the Italian designer Dries Van Noten. Wasn’t long after that Given Hh and Prada embraced the print in their runway as well. Celebrities wearing Leopard coats: Elizabeth Taylor in the 60’s,, Kate Moss, and First Lady Michelle Obama
Knee length suede, leather slit skirts 1970s
From 60s to 70s when you think of suede or leather knee length we tend to think black or brown. The only difference between this 70’s trend and 2016/2017 trend is color! More colors than you can imagine and all are in. It’s about fabric and cut. This trend hit the runway in 2016 fashion week season making it a top fall/winter wardrobe necessity.
Bold Shoulder blazers and tops 1980s
Let’s move up a decade to the 80s bringing . back the bold shoulder look. This look became popular on the runways of Fashion week throughout the world from Milan, to Paris, to New York and London. Top designers such Saint Laurent, Dolce Gabbana, and Givenchy made this look part of their 2016 collection. Every closet for fall/winter needs a Bold shoulder neutral color blazer, to get a lot of wear out of and to mix and match with
other outfits. Also a few dress tops with bold shoulders for events or just a simple night out for that trendy look. I would pair a tucked in dress top with a knee length slit skirt and either stilettos or fun boots . Celebrities who have made this trend part of their
fall/winter wardrobe are, Kim Kardashian, Samantha Jones, and the 1980s actress known best for the look Joan Collins
Pinstripe suits 1920s
No matter your shape or size anyone can pull off a pinstripe suit. Fitted, wide leg, sleeveless, skirt or pants they are all hot this season. Nothing speaks confidence like a woman in a pinstripe suit. The pinstripe originated in the 1920s and was an eye stopper. This flashy suit was worn by businessmen, famous actors, and anyone with a hunger to be different and have fun with their fashion. This trend has come to life in 2016 for woman! Yes a must have in every female wardrobe.
You can keep up with Ola Hawatmeh on her website. www.olastyle.net