The fashion set is so ready for Friday’s premiere of A Wrinkle In Time.
Fall 2018 Fashion Week has been all about the fight for progress and the celebration of strong women. Reflected in what people are wearing, these politically charged themes can be spotted everywhere right now, tied in with futuristic, sci-fi elements that fit perfectly into the hotly-anticipated blockbuster.
Yes, the upcoming release of A Wrinkle In Time seems especially timely. The movie stars three powerhouse celebs: Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah. And judging by the previews, all three superstars will be rocking a brand of glamorous sci-fi garb perfectly suited for venturing through the space-time continuum.
The film’s aesthetic goes hand-in-hand with the overall mood on the sidewalks right now. Fall 2018 Fashion Week has been all about expressing anger at political iniquities and the determination to “Press for Progress” — the official theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. It’s safe to say that these women are done with waiting for progress. Loud and clear, their ensembles proclaim, “The Future Is Now!”
Apart from standalone statements such as the Gucci glasses picked out by Susie Bubble, the most eye-catching trends include what might best be termed, “Puffer Everything.” That encompasses puffer coats, puffer pants, and even puffer boots (we’re looking at you, Hailey Baldwin).
Then there is the plethora of new-age materials, each of which brings to mind imaginative renderings of what twentieth century people thought the twenty-first century would look like. We’re talking shiny space foils and glistening vinyls all the way. Even as recently as the ’90s, a lot of these Year 2000 sort of looks might have seemed laughable. But here they are, real as can be, and causing everyone who sees them to question just how advanced we are as a global society, and just how much more advanced it’s possible to be.
And last but not least, there’s the radical new space warrior look. Shimmering outfits like the one Balmain sent down its catwalk on Herieth Paul suggest a kind of liquid armor designed to protect the wearer against everything from hazardous interstellar conditions to plain old, earthly indignities. Not just street stylists but also celebrities like Allison Janney (in Yanina Couture) and Heidi Klum (in Alex Perry Resort 2018) have been on board with this trend throughout Awards Season.
These fashionistas are all prepared for International Women’s Day on March 8, as well as the premiere of A Wrinkle In Time the day after. (By the way, is that timing a coincidence? We think not.) These style experts are making clear with their ensembles that they are more than ready for progress. That includes progress that is already underway, as well as the progress that is yet to come. Most of all, these outfits prove that in some cases, the future is already here. — jas