Dresses and coats alike are having a serious Jekyll and Hyde moment this AW18 as designers served up interesting asymmetries on half-half garments. Let us lay it down for you. Take two garments with contrasting prints or colours, slice them across the middle, and sew the halves back together. Presto! You’ve got yourself the look of the season.
Sacai presented oversized puffer down jackets fused with graphic stripes, half-plaid-half-pink-stripes coat, and duo-tone bulky coats. Gucci, as creative director Alessandro Michele put it, went all “Dr Frankenstein” with a outerwear that’s 50 per cent red quilt and 50 per cent Japanese-inspired floral print. Marni imbued its signature air of spontaneity with gorgeous puff-sleeved tea dresses with clashing colours and prints, and a tailored coat boasting of a barbie pink colour on one side and a somber tweed on the other.
Evidently, the fashion world has something it wants to tell us: Pairs don’t come symmetrically anymore. Our verdict? It’s definitely a trend that attracts curiosity and may perhaps make for a great conversation starter too. If you’re looking to jump in on the trend, here are some of our best picks for this deconstructed look.