This is the fashion world's current favourite statement piece

Thursday, February 8 2018

This is the fashion world's current favourite statement piece

This is the fashion world's current favourite statement piece Clue: It's the widely-used four-letter word By Shweta Gandhi
When Maria Grazia Chiuri sent models down the runway for Dior's Spring 2017 show wearing T-shirts that read "We Should All Be Feminists," it sparked a revolution in the fashion fraternity. Clothes were being used as a medium to voice political statements — statements that soon became trendy to sport. And now, the focus of slogans has shifted slightly to become more universal. Meet fashion's favourite statement piece: Love.
Love — a word that's genderless, ageless and colourless — has become symbolic of unity. It's the only word that can bring together a diverse group of people — and given the current circumstances, inclusion is the smartest solution to embrace. Take it from designers like Stella McCartney, Ashish, Versace and Prabal Gurung who are way ahead of the curve with their collections. While Stella has "All Is Love" printed in bold graphics that trail down the seams of jackets, jumpers and skirts, Ashish's FW17 and SS17 collections features slogans like "Love Sees No Colour", "University In Adversity", "Love And Devotion." Stella McCartney's All Is Love capsule collection. Picture courtesy: Stella McCartney A post shared by ASHISH (@ashish) on Oct 7, 2017 at 3:37am PDT
Versace's FW17 collection's central point was diversity, strength and individuality with an aim to empower the female mind and body. All ensembles were emblazoned with positive words like "Love", "Loyalty", "Courage" and "Equality". Prabal Gurung, an outspoken feminist, went with "Love Is Love". Versace's FW17 collection. Picture courtesy: Versace
Then there are designers like Céline who may not be inscribing their garments with words, but are resonating the same sentiment with underlying messages that are loud and clear for those who're paying attention. For her SS18 collection, Phoebe Philo revealed her inspiration in an interview : " I wanted to be optimistic. It was just this sense of joy and life force. It felt like a celebration. I thought, If there’s anything to say at the moment, let it be with love and let it be joyful."
Positivity, equality, empowerment — these are the messages that fashion is becoming imbued with. And the superlative of all these words? Love. 11 designer items featuring fashion's favourite statement piece: LOVE MOSCHINO, I Love print T-shirt, Rs 10,679 Gucci purse, price on request Tod's sneakers, price on request KWIT JEWELLERY, 14kt gold Love earring, Rs 58,000 Stella McCartney, All Is Love Falabella Box Mini Bag, Rs 88,460 MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, Love tote, Rs 21,294 CHLOÉ, 'Love' necklace, Rs 27,342 PRABAL GURUNG, Love Is Love hoodie, Rs 18,978 DOLCE & GABBANA, Love keyring, Rs 27,985 FENDI, Love-appliqué T-shirt, Rs 30,880 VERSACE, Unity Love Loyalty jumper, Rs 22,195
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Buy this necklace here .
Get this hoodie here .
We all need a gentle reminder to love ourselves. Let this be yours. Get it here .
How about love that's embroidered in flowers onto your T-shirt? Buy here .
The perfect Valentine's Day gift for yourself. Get it here . LOVE MOSCHINO, I Love print T-shirt, Rs 10,679
Replace your boring white tee with Moschino's Love version. Buy it here . Gucci purse, price on request
Buy it from Gucci's stores across Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. Tod's sneakers, price on request
Explore the limited edition for Valentine's Day here . KWIT JEWELLERY, 14kt gold Love earring, Rs 58,000
Gold never grows old. Why not gift this to yourself? Get it here . Stella McCartney, All Is Love Falabella Box Mini Bag, Rs 88,460
Only love is real. Buy this here . MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, Love tote, Rs 21,294 CHLOÉ, 'Love' necklace, Rs 27,342
Buy this necklace here . PRABAL GURUNG, Love Is Love hoodie, Rs 18,978
Get this hoodie here . DOLCE & GABBANA, Love keyring, Rs 27,985
We all need a gentle reminder to love ourselves. Let this be yours. Get it here . FENDI, Love-appliqué T-shirt, Rs 30,880
How about love that's embroidered in flowers onto your T-shirt? Buy here . VERSACE, Unity Love Loyalty jumper, Rs 22,195
The perfect Valentine's Day gift for yourself. Get it here .