The new array of haute hoods are a long way from hoodies (which we binged on during 2016) and rainproof outerwear. Designed to jumpstart your evening lookâadorning slick one-pieces, column dresses and side-split gownsâthese are about as far from sporty as you can get.
Plundering silhouettes that evoke the utmost in starry glamour, they take their style cue from Grace Jonesâs on-screen wardrobe as hitwoman May Day in the 1985 James Bond film A View To A Killâcreated especially by Azzedine AlaÃ¯aâand Kylie Minogueâs hooded, cowl-neck jumpsuit in 2001 music video Canât Get You Out Of My Head (held in place by expertly applied body tape).
Indeed, this is a trend that is bound to key celebrity appearances during the 1940s, 1980s and 2000s. Danish label Saks Potts takes its AW19 style cue directly from JLoâs 2003 tonal, red-carpet looks (extreme highlighter included), with more than a hint of Hollywood starlet Lana Turner.
The result is a surprisingly wearable, leisurely take on the throwback mood. Missoniâs fine-knit column gown has a knightly air about itânot a comparison you hear often in fashion, could the final series of Game of Thrones be on the labelâs mind? Meanwhile, Italian-born, New York-based designer Prisca Vera Franchetti keeps her eponymous label in tune with whatâs happening in the youthful community on the streets around her Lower East Side studio home. The magenta, ruched, hooded dress on her AW19 runway was styled with lightweight sneakers worthy of a modern-day Yvonne De Carlo.
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