Words by Hayley Reynolds
October 11th, 2016
The most talked about label of the moment; Vetements has truly infiltrated the street style stars way of dressing. In the space of just two years, Designer Demna Gvasalia took the fashion crowd by storm and made them rethink the right and wrongs of couture. Its deconstructed denim and oversized hoodies are a far cry from what we’re used to seeing come fashion week. What is it about this brand that has us all walking around with our sleeves draped past our hands and our hoods pulled over our heads? It certainly isn’t the price, that’s for one. While Kanye and Rihanna might be grabbing their pieces of the shelves, the average person has to question a €400 price tag for a DHL delivery t-shirt or so we hope! The cool clothing isn’t too hard to recreate with high street pieces, in fact most stores like Zara have taken a leave from the Vetements books and created clothing inspired by it’s latest collection.
When it comes to wanting to look like you’ve just walked off the Parisian runway, oversized is key. Brought to us in the form of jackets, hoodies and suits, oversized clothing is key to nailing the Vetements look. Don’t be afraid to layer your oversized hoodie over a long slip dress or a pleated skirt to ease you into the trend while still keeping the outfit looking fresh. Take a note from Celine Dion and wear the giant sweatshirt as a dress.
With their last spring/summer show including men and woman, Vetements have flown the flag for unisex clothing everywhere. Now high street brands such as Bersheka and Zara have introduced unisex lines to their company making gender-less dressing the norm. Our new favourite way of styling, unisex clothing makes admitting to sometimes shopping in the men’s department seem cool and means oversized hoodies don’t just have to be for teenage boys. We love the unisex outifts and by the looks of it so does plenty of you fashion lovers out there.
Distressed denim has been around since the 90’s but what Vetements have done is completely altered (of course) the classic mom jeans. Their long at the back jeans shows the hems of the trousers are dis-proportioned, its sewing two old pair of jeans to make one new pair. While we personally love this look, the high street has been selling top-quality denim pieces since the dawn of fashion time so there’s no doubt you will diffidently be able to find some great denim pieces on the high street market.
A big part of the Vetements brand is their logo tees. Think gothic formats, well-known company names and rock merchandise all being apart of the overall look. When it comes down to styling their is nothing a simple rock t-shirt can’t spruce up; under a satin slip or worn oversized with a camel trench coat, this is for the angst teen in all of us.
Although a tracksuit doesn’t sound like the trendiest of outfits, it has surprisingly made a comeback this year as one of the seasons must-have pieces. However, Vetements made the tracksuit a-lot less wearable if that’s possible. Models were sent down the runway with their hoods covering there eyes and on some, the waist of the bottoms were propped sitting right on the top ribs almost like the old man from the Disney pixar movie UP. Wearing a full on tracksuit with sock boots seems more chic than streets and having the comfy side to it is definitely a bonus. We love how effortlessly cool Selena Gomez looks in the all-over outfit.
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