The year 2017 whirled us through a series of unexpected scenarios. For one, it closed with abrupt exits of major fashion houses’ creative bigwigs, marking the end to long-timers Christopher Bailey at Burberry and Phoebe Philo at Céline. On the upside, it had us try out trends we never thought we would: Bum bags to Matrix shades to dirty shoes (also, snockers, anyone?). Then we discovered the impractical off-the-shoulder way to have our outerwear draped, and the unforeseen revival of fanny packs as cross-body candies.
Trends come and go. Some are short-lived, some stay on a couple of years before fizzling out. Sure, we don’t think one should succumb and whole-heartedly follow the latest hypes. But as our ‘Trend to try’ column suggests, they’re there for us to experiment with, to spruce up our occasional sartorial ruts. So without further ado, here are the five biggest trends that are poised to shake up wardrobes the world over this 2018.