Monday 19 November 2018

Darren Kennedy: Folk heroes


Old Rose lace blouse, €27.99 H&M
Midi dress with floral embroidery, €39.95 Zara
Coach Mix Print Circle Dress, €725 Brown Thomas

Darren Kennedy

From florals to faux fur, the folk trend is all grown-up.


Diversity in style, silhouette, fabrication and substance is what makes fashion great. With last year's trends, perhaps more than ever, there was no single, defining point of view and with that came a multitude of trends, and within those trends we saw a myriad of different interpretations. A good example is the folk trend. Folklore differs enormously depending on the culture it is drawing upon and we see this on the catwalks from Coach's tan shearling coats to Temperley's handmaid-style dresses with high collars and full-length skirts, to Bora Aksu's flat hats and crochet dresses.

And that's before we even mention florals, embroideries, faux furs and tapestry. For 2018, folk comes with grown-up appeal with textures and prints that can be worked easily into your winter wardrobe. Keep your lengths demure with midis and maxis, which make perfect companions for the season's chunky knitwear and boots.


Coach Mix Print Circle Dress, €725 Brown Thomas

Folk can work for the evening, too. Just add in a chunky platform or oversized tassel earrings to give this look an elegant twist.


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