I want to start by saying that every look is not for everybody, some people have a different aesthetic and a lot of times this keeps people from investigating the individual pieces that make up a lookbook. One of the greatest things about fashion, however, is the ability to curate a look from nearly any piece, and that can certainly be done with the pieces in the Wildfox ‘Academy’ fall 2016 lookbook that are already available at Wildfox.com. The affluent, sweet and bored aesthetic may not be your goal, but every piece in this collection is completely wearable.
The makeup is very doll like with spread out lash clusters on wide eyes and dewy, rosy looks, which matched beautifully well with the vintage private school chic surroundings. There were even fascinators and fishnets!
The looks feature layers and layers and beautifully placed accessories. My favorite part of most lookbooks is the accessories and Wildfox did not disappoint. I am in love with their AMAZING eyewear; literally every piece was gorgeous. The two toned round spectacles are my favorite, but the shades were equally amazing.
Another favorite was a dark grey, nearly black sweatshirt with the words ‘Cry BB’ spelled out in sweetheart candies. This design was also seen on a T-shirt that was paired with a soft cardigan, high collared lace shirt, mid-length skirt, thigh-high fishnets and what appeared to be cute wedges all in light tones.
Not bright, nothing in the lookbook was overbearing or harsh, nothing definitively bright or dark. Wildfox brought a vintage look that had a fresh take, while also preserving sustained existence in the fashion world – the ever sought after timeless quality.
There is lace, bows, prints, cardigans, dresses, skirts, oversized sweaters, and T-shirts. All of these looks were finished off with ribbons, bows, belts, fabulous eyewear, various length sheer and knit socks in a variety of shades, chunky heeled shoes and even knit hats. Sure most lookbooks feature all of these pieces and they can easily be checked off, but no matter the number of layers, the pieces meshed well. Each of these aspects was layered together for a cute, debutante-esque look, complete with a tea party and even a Dalmatian.
The design featured a soft palette, bikes and plenty of outdoor shots. Even the ‘Anatomy of a Bike Basket’ was cute and rich girl geared (as shown by the black Amex and vintage gold Rolex watch). Books and gilded wrought iron doors were as much a part of the look as the clothes.
The Wildfox ‘Academy’ fall 2016 lookbook is a smorgasborg of possibilities, the looks fine as they are, but each piece capable of creating so many more. I myself prefer a darker aesthetic, but the more I looked at this lookbook, the more opportunities I found to incorporate a piece or two into existing outfits I have, or re-accessorizing looks that were already designed.
Wildfox did an excellent job, the yearbook styled fall 2016 lookbook was amazing, and every piece was given the opportunity to shine while helping promote the overall look and feel. The quotes were a nice touch as well – I’ll be using a few of those myself and hopefully wearing a few pieces from the Wildfox Couture 2016 collection in the very near future.
Photos courtesy of Wildfox Couture