There is a brand for which the 1970s never go out of style. True to its mandate, the FAY fall/winter 2016-2017 ready-to-wear collection that was newly presented on the Milan Fashion Week runway had all the ‘70s goodness that the era had to offer, with a whole lot of fringe at that. Those who were afraid the fun and gorgeous trend from the 2015 collections would no longer be a viable fashion statement this year can finally release their held breath: we will be having fringe into the coming year!
FAY is known for its bright prints, those lovely inlays, the delicate embroidery and washed cottons, as well as the use of silks and suede. The paisley is the top print used, an olden motif that they bring back for a touch of elegance. FAY loves its romantic touches, the feminine effects and taking us back in time. The idea is to bring in practical but high quality garments for everyday use, giving their looks some urban flavor while still seeking that specific sophisticated that the city girls must have.
For this year, we see a whole lots of the cowgirl look as well though, bringing us to the countryside, or going the other way and showing off what a country bumpkin can look like with a little bit of fashion education. The results are superb! From the fringed black suede miniskirts to a similar looking handbag, the leather and suede combination cropper jackets and the floral print shirts, we have some pretty cool pieces for our cowgirl.
We love the layered fringes on some of those skirts that have midi lengths as well, while the sweaters found are the modern, more suitable versions of your grandmother’s knitting. We also notice the use of velvet, creating the detailing on silk blend coats that button up and look rather military ready.
The top trend in the FAY fall 2016 collection seems to be the use of floral motifs. We see them in pretty pink buds, as well as in the look of prairie fields full of tiny little colorful blooms. This comes in before the use of fringe as well, for the long strips create more of a 1970s appeal, while the flowers are huge generally every year.
As for the rare finds, we are in love with the straight legged suede pants with the slight embroidery down the sides, as well as the funny tunic in velvet and leather with colorful floral stitched lapels that give the courtier’s look a modern pull. From the single style shoes to the myriad of styles in boots, we can easily say that even the footwear at FAY is all about the 1970s. How can one not love this line-up? Without a doubt, it is one of the best in terms of trendsetters for 2016.
Photos courtesy of Vogue