Long before Beyoncé championed fashion bodysuits as the ultimate concert costume (she’s worn designs by everyone from DSquared2 to David Koma while on tour), the alternative leotard was an altogether more demure affair: in fact, the bodysuit trend started decades before Queen Bey was even born.
Trends & Subcultures
There comes a moment every season when your wardrobe feels in need of some kind of change. Look to trends that strike a balance between feeling fresh and having a long shelf-life: enter nautical style. As with all of the best things in life, the beauty of nautical fashion is in its simplicity.
When Raf Simons sent models down the runway in colour-blocked pastels during his valedictory show at Jil Sander for Autumn 2012 ready to wear, he demonstrated that the fashion world was still inspired by the challenge of getting to grips with colour blocking.