The rise and rise of street style has been one of the most democratic movements to sweep over the fashion industry in recent years. Rather than fantastical runway shows dictating what we should wear and how we should wear it, real-life has stepped up and provided a source of inspiration for designers at the helm of major fashion houses.
More and more, big brands are looking to cast It girls and millennial artists, whose Instagram followers often number in the hundreds of thousands, in their model line-ups. Regional star Lana El Sahely, who walked for Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2017 while representing Lebanon, is a classic example. The luxury streetwear trend looks set to retain its status at the top of the cool list thanks to photogenic brands such as Off-White (who have just announced its collaboration with Jimmy Choo for Spring 2018), Vetements, Les Benjamins, and Loewe who continue to successfully capture the essence of high fashion with an urban vibe that is so beloved of the front row set.
The Spring 2018 fashion month shows in NYC, London, and Milan have proved that certain trends instantly ‘pop’ in the real world. One trend that some of the most photographed women are loving right now is head-to-toe white. Admittedly this is a high maintenance look, however, it is practical for hot climates as early Fall in Riyadh, Beirut, and Cairo still calls for outfit combinations that fend off the midday sun.
Right on cue for your new-season wardrobe inspiration, Vogue Arabia’s sartorial spy, Valentina Frugiuele, documents the looks worn by modest style influencers, Arab It girls, and editors en route to the shows. Vogue.me curates the fashion month looks in paper whites and chalky hues the street style set have established as the bleeding edge of cool. The fashion take-home? Layer up your whites, creams, and light linens from your summer wardrobe because this look is still in for Fall 2017.