Thursday 17 October 2019

Flight of fancy: why feathers are your most fashionable friend this season

Feathers are all over the catwalk this season

A model presents a creation by Greek designer Mary Katranzou during her 2019 Autumn / Winter collection catwalk show at London Fashion Week in London on February 16, 2019. (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N / AFP)
A model presents a creation by Greek designer Mary Katranzou during her 2019 Autumn / Winter collection catwalk show at London Fashion Week in London on February 16, 2019. (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N / AFP)
Mary Katrantzou AW19
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Invati
Lily Rose Depp
Feathered camisole, €25.95, Zara
Feather-trimmed boyfriend jeans, €440, Net-a-porter.com
Chain with feather shape pendant, €7.99, H&M

Darren Kennedy

Designers gave fashion a lighter touch this season with feathers offering a whimsical textured appeal. Feathers were seen all over the major catwalks of London, Paris, New York and Milan with plumed ensembles providing a touch of extravagance to sleek tailoring.

Marc Jacobs, Roksanda, Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Proenza Schouler and so many more championed plumage in multiple forms - some extravagant and some more subtle. Valentino added delicate texture by edging many of their dresses with a wispy trim. In New York Marc Jacobs covered ballgowns in luxurious feathers, while in London Roksanda presented them in a splash of vibrant colour. Elsewhere they were used for delicate decoration.

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Of course, you can't talk about feathers in fashion terms without mentioning old-school feather boas as seen at Michael Kors. Feather accessories are also a key piece this season - for footwear inspiration, look no further than Saint Laurent.

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Lily Rose Depp

Lily Rose Depp is stepping out of her parents’ shadows and doing it in style. She loves some Chanel and her matching two-piece feels fresh and quite young when styled with block heels.

One for the boys

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Hair loss is probably every guy's biggest grooming fear and in this case, prevention is most definitely better than cure. If you notice your hair beginning to thin, Aveda's Scalp Revitalizer will help to invigorate and promote a thicker mane. When massaged into your scalp, the product's key ingredients, including ginseng and certified organic turmeric, work to penetrate hair follicles and boost your hair's natural keratin.

DETAILS: Aveda Invati Advanced Scalp Revitalizer, Brown Thomas, €59

Top Tip

Feathered goods are in abundance on the highstreet - look out for boyfriend jeans trimmed in feathers that will amp up a basic white tee.

Wish list

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Off-white 'Arrow Hazard' sneakers,€300, Brown Thomas

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