The Yearbook

The Fashion Comebacks of 2017

Innovation and newness are never far away in fashion, but in this particular industry, we can also appreciate a strong comeback. In our yearbook, we examine the trends that made it to the forefront of our minds once again, but in an updated manner.
 
by Karin Cuppens
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Micro bags


 While there was a whirlwind of ‘the bigger, the better’ handbags the last years, last Summer things were shaken up with teeny tiny bags. Jeremy Scott has long been ahead of the game by designing remarkable smartphone covers for Moschino, and there had been a call for smaller bags in 2016, but this year, the micro bag from the 00’s was reinvented to service the mini bag-loving crowd. Due to its small size, this accessory oozes a significant cuteness factor, yet it keeps its style status high. Fendi, Gucci and Chloé gave this comeback extra flavour with new shapes, unique fabrics and exciting patterns.
   From left: Gucci, Moschino, Fendi, Chloé, Loewe

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Brown

Brown had a great moment in the Seventies, but was forced to the back seat by the fashion crowd for quite some time afterwards. Even though it is a solid, trusted hue, it was overshadowed by the chicer black for a long time. But the chocolate colour made the ultimate comeback this year. Taking a prominent role in the collections of, for example, Céline, Chloé and Jil Sander, full-on brown is more stylish and relevant than ever. A hint of brown is clearly a good idea during winter, and different variations will persuade you today of the possibilities this Seventies colour brings to the table.

  From left: Emilio Pucci, Chloé, Jil Sander, Céline, Bottega Veneta

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Corduroy 

Another Seventies comeback this fashion year: corduroy. It is probably the biggest and most unexpected fabric choice of designers anno 2017. Prada, Dries Van Noten, Marc Jacobs - all of them fell head over heels for the velvety soft textile. It comes in a multitude of colours and can be worn as a complete suit combination or separately, as a pair of corduroy trousers in a statement colour. The days that this fabric only kept your grandfather warm are far behind you.

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 Jean skirt 

 Denim needs no further introduction in our wardrobes, but we could say that a forgotten piece from the Nineties that is making its way back, is the jean skirt. Its comeback in fashion was long overdue, but became a fact in 2017. The fabric inspired, for example, Veronique Leroy and Loewe to incorporate the style into their collection. The skirt's lengths range from mini to midi to floor-length and were styled in multiple ways to obtain a more grunge result or a rather sophisticated take on this trend. 

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