With Halloween just around the corner, it’s high time your started considering those all-important costumes. Why not keep it current and take your wardrobe inspiration from the spring 2018 runways?
We’ve come up with some ideas to get you started. Offbeat to obvious, go dressed as (Demna-induced) Debt or let your outfit be a nod to everyone’s favorite Netflix series “Stranger Things” (by way of Louis Vuitton).
It may not quite be one of the seven deadly sins, but this Balenciaga look with its dollar-printed stretch boots is a pretty good alternative to all the Greeds, Angers and Lusts on the Halloween party circuit. Besides, debt is probably one the more socially acceptable vices going, as anyone with a Balenciaga habit will surely agree.
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This outfit evidently works rather better if you are, in fact, Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, but going as a Vogue cover girl is the fashionista’s perfect costume cop-out.
The first episode of “Stranger Things” season two airs Oct. 27, so you can be sure your costume will be trending if you dress this particular show. Extra style points for layering your T-shirt with a blouson sleeve highwayman shirt like Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton.
The smug #eatclean Instagram hashtag is enough to bring anyone out in goosebumps. Secondary only to #blessed. Go as a superfood a la Dolce & Gabbana and don’t forget the sparkly green sandals.
A very stylish one, obviously. Both Christopher Kane and J.W. Anderson channelled domesticity for spring. Kane gave the suburban housewife and her yellow duster a suitably high-fashion twist complete with matching Swarovski-encrusted Swiftwater Crocs, while Anderson’s Irish linen tea towel fabric is oddly chic.
Melanie Griffiths’ Tess McGill character in the ’80s hit movie proved unlikely inspiration for Alessandro Michele’s Gucci opening look. Backcombed hair, big shoulders, pencil skirt, vintage sandals and those prerequisite spangled tights will ensure you nail this particular costume.
While the Preen collection was, technically speaking, more inspired by “The Scarlet Letter,” the red and white looks with their bonnets and mono-block hosiery/shoe colors also recalled a rather more topical tale.
While the coverage provided by a more traditional Fraggle costume can prove excessive, the blue version of Anthony Vaccarello’s delectable feather and velvet boots at Saint Laurent offered an infinitely chicer alternative.
After all, if “The Wizard of Oz” were written nowadays, it would have been a far more politically correct and gender-neutral affair.
Either way, say it with flowers like Moschino’s Jeremy Scott, who dressed up Kaia Gerber as a giant bouquet — right down to her thigh boots.
This is a look you can actually buy into right down to the white DM boots. In a heavily plugged collaboration with the e-tailor, Nicola Formichetti’s spring 2018 collection was available see-now-buy-now on Amazon immediately after the show. And while there wasn’t a drone delivery option, selected postcodes in London and Milan could take advantage of a one-hour service.
Or you could just take page from Ashish’s and Thom Browne’s playbooks and do traditional with a twist. Optional bare feet and platform heel/stripy socks combo being the twist.