So far this month, we have had a chance to analyze trends from New York Fashion Week and London Fashion week, and this article will be no different. With Milan Fashion Week coming to a close, we now get to look at the trends we saw on the runways.
The trends that we see at major fashion events often bleed into streetwear fashion, so looking at what the models are wearing at these events will give us an idea of what may become popular in the next few months.
So What is a ‘Cold Shoulder’
Since the phrase may not be self-explanatory, let's look at what a cold shoulder is before diving in to see what was on the runways.
A cold shoulder top is a top that has relatively average construction. Still, the fabric is cut away at the top of the shoulders.
The sleeves and neckline remain on the top, but the wearer's shoulders are exposed.
Fendi’s Cold Shoulder Vests
Fendi sent a cold shoulder vest look out onto the runway this week. The look went onto the carpet in two colors, but the outfit was identical.
The models each wore a loose-fitted top reminiscent of a suit vest. They, of course, had cold shoulders, and the sleeves of their look were slightly flared out.
It is important to note that the sleeves may have been attached to the sides of the blazer-style top, as neither model seemed able to move her arms past a certain point. We don't know if attaching our sleeves to our torsos will come into style, but we appreciate the unique look.
The look was paired with a pleated skirt worn over loose-fitted trousers. Each of the models also carried a matching bag on the runway.
Vivetta’s Cold Shoulder Frilly Dresses
Vivetta sent some models onto the runway in dresses with a similar cold shoulder cut. Both dresses they sent out were loose-fitting with a victorian essence, featuring puffy sleeves and frilly accents.
Both dresses had panels of lacy fabric below the cold shoulders to draw attention to the detail. They also had a row of buttons on the dress's front. One of the dresses was made of velvet material, and the other with a lighter fabric and a ruffle of fabric at the bottom.
Del Core’s Cold Shoulder Looks
They also sent out a patterned dress with unique leg cutouts on the upper thigh and an all-black top and bottom co-ord set with cold shoulders. Like Vivetta, all the looks sent out had a ruffle of fabric under the sleeves that accentuated the cold shoulder.
What We Thought
We love the cold shoulder look! It's a great way to spice up your look and show some skin without sacrificing the warmth and utility that sleeves provide. Of course, some of the looks on the runways are slightly extreme, but many more models were sent out in more wearable cold shoulder looks as well.
We look forward to the cold shoulder look coming into style this year!