Fashion Rituals That Dominated 2016

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2016 was the year of resurgence of the Renaissance woman with velvet, bell sleeves and slip dresses hitting the runways in their metamorphosed forms. Also, white sneakers were seen rousing on every street. See what other trends dominated the racks of 2016.

1. Bomber Jackets:

2016 was officially the year of bomber jackets. Velvet, leather and oversized bomber jackets became a close staple with Kanye West overruling the trend on the streets.


2. Chokers:

Resurging from the 90s, chokers metamorphosed into a cool-girls style statement in 2016. The choker revival accompanied the towering slip dresses on the runway.



3. Slip Dresses:

2016 was the year of the revival of the Renaissance woman withe slip dresses, bell sleeves and velvet coming into vogue. Givenchy re-introduced the classic slip-dresses on the runway of Spring/Summer 2016. Not to miss, the new found love of slip dresses: “the turtleneck”!


4. Velvet:

Velvet was ‘the fabric’ of the Fall 2016 runway. From Alberta Ferreti, Giorgio Armani, Balmain to H&M was the rich fabric staple on the racks.


5. Pins, patches and badges:

The pop culture kitsch from late 80s, early 90s, became a popular trend on the runways with cool and silly badges pinned on everything from denim jackets, backpacks, tees to even patches on bags by luxury-brands like Gucci. Grown up much?


6. Bell Sleeves:

Bringing back the Renaissance woman, bell sleeves became a statement making trend, with its billowing, over-sized and its smaller version in baby bell-sleeves. Classic and elegant or Bohemian, bell-sleeves took its shape in everything from dresses and blouses, to outwear and sweaters.




7. White Sneakers:

If there was a footwear that reigned 2016, it were the white sneakers, proving that sneakers were no longer reserved for the gym. Fashion figureheads like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and even the silhouette queen, Victoria Beckham, rocked the white sneakers on streets.


8. Military Coats:

With ‘uniform dressing’ being in vogue, military jackets or coats, became a must-have layer of Fall 2016 with Prada, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger and RED Valentino introducing a more real life wearability of the ‘military uniforms’ on the runway. Here, are some of the awe-striking military outfits on the runways of 2016:

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