Zara’s winter 2016 lookbook is all about the many layers of rock and roll with a flair of punk and the flashback of the ‘90s. The Spanish fashion brand shows out every piece of traditional ‘90s trends that you could want.
Modelled on Laurijn Bijnen, Zhenya Migovych and Marjan Jonkman, the pieces come to life with everything that was expected and more. The textures and colors are evident in the theme and marry the infusion of current trends into the ‘90s rock and roll punk aesthetic.
The roses and layers of sheer and mesh and ruffles are iconic, and the layering is set up to have the distressed and rock and roll flair that many people are looking for. The ‘90s is a decade that is currently being redone and rehashed through several different fashion brands; the punk rock and roll feel on plaid shirts and mixed-texture skirts of denim and tulle is tangible even through the photos. During the feature the models were asked to express what punk means to them and the responses were as interesting as the looks.
Laurijn Bijnen states her opinion on punk simply as “punk for me means being a bit against the grain, doing things that are unusual and out of my comfort zone.” This is definitely a sentiment that others can understand and connect with.
Marjan Jonkman let everyone know that her opinion on punk is clear. For Marjan “it’s about being rebellious and thinking outside of the box. I’ve done a lot of punky things, but I don’t think I should share those.”
There are several pieces in the Zara winter 2016 punk lookbook that would be fantastic even in a setting where the punk rock style is not the end game aesthetic, which means that Zara fit in the tweaks and twists that made this a more current version that can be worn for other looks. Some of the pieces that fit this are the contrast tulle bodysuit, the oversized poplin shirt and the very cool denim skirt with frill.
Even the accessories are amazing additions to the overall outfits as they should be. One of my favorites is the nautical newsboy cap and the printed leather ankle boots.
Pieces that show off a mix of rock and roll and punk glam, like the long lace dress, are also very cool to consider and wear. There are more than one length of denim and tulle skirts, one miniskirt, with the just the smallest hint of ruffled, sheer tulle fringe.
The other is an ankle-length blue denim top portion of the skirt with layers of black tulle that reach down multiple lengths for each layer to come to an uneven hemline at the ankles. There are plenty of outfits to create within the collection and to use to enhance wardrobes even if the overall aesthetic is not actually punk.
Photos courtesy of Zara