Fun-Sized Trend Alert: Peekaboo Feathers
Fun-sized because it is a tiny trend that packs plenty of fun – like fun-sized M&Ms, minus the calories!| February 23, 2017
Before we begin, we must confess that we’re mixing the seasons up for this particular trend. GASP, WHAT? HOW COULD YOU?! Yeah, we’re doing it and you’re going to have to deal with it. In our defence, fall collections are now coming out the same time as the spring collections thanks to the whole “see now, buy now” thing, so mixing is now legit. (For instance, Burberry’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection, which was shown very recently at London Fashion Week and includes this killer one-shoulder sweater, is already available here.)
The fun-sized trend in question is the peekaboo tuft of feathers, either peeking out of a sleeve or the hem of a skirt. We’re calling it fun-sized because it technically isn’t everywhere, but we’re completely on-board with it 100% anyway. Peekaboo feathers were among the key elements of Prada’s Spring/Summer 2017, while Tome and J.W. Anderson dabbled in it for Fall/Winter 2017. The Fall/Winter 2017 collections are still rolling out, so who is to say that this trend will stay fun-sized for long?
While Prada showed how you can mix feathers with graphic prints and checks, a simple feather-trimmed blouse can easily be dressed down with some cropped jeans and a simple going-out bag and pumps. A more everyday touch, if you will. It is giving us a slight early Sex and the City meets early Spice Girls feel for some reason – and that is definitely a good thing.