F/W 17 TREND REPORT - WOMENSWEAR

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Fall/Winter '17 is all about bold colors and femininity. This season, I collaborated with Anne Mehany, founder of Maison Mehany, Radwa El Ziki, also known as Zedified by her super cool blog, Alia El Tawil, emerging photographer and Nour Hassan, founder of the upcoming online platform, Radical

Scroll down for some of our season's favorite trends with shopping links.

Please note some pieces are subject to change due to brand and availability. However I've offered similar options that would still make the outfit look as FAB!

Enjoy! You can read another version on Radical here.

Photography: Alia El Tawil

THE POWER SUIT

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Radwa's commentary on Radical:

"Oversized, pant suits are part of a greater umbrella or trend referred to as The Alpha Male. Women are being championed as leaders, bosses, and entrepreneurs through fashion as a vehicle. The suit can be seen styled with flared pants on myself, and as a short dress on Yasmine, two variations of a daring look".

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Yasmine's commentary on Radical:

"Major designers have been reimagining the masculine suit for women for a few seasons now; this is a strong comment on the idea of gender equality. It's a good item to have for work; an outfit you can wear to the office and afterwards. You can also play around with the colors, patterns and material. It's a trend that truly emphasizes women empowerment. A representation for the strong working woman". 

 

SWEATER WEATHER & CHECK POINTS

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Yasmine and Radwa's commentary on Radical:

Y: "Athleisure has been in for a while now, and is not going anywhere. Choosing to wear an oversized comfy sweater from Zara, instead of Nike for example, shows that you can do Athleisure or Sporty Chic without necessarily having to wear athletic brands. The jeans are TopShop and my Nike Air Force 1's are a street style staple. The look is the epitome of casual street style and incorporates the trend of wearing loud colors this season, specifically red".

R: "Checkered or plaid is the print of the season. Pairing my blazer with pants that are colorful and feminine adds a bit of a different touch, while maintaining the streetwear core of the outfit in a classic Adidas white T shirt".

 

DOT DOT DOT

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Yasmine's commentary on Radical:

"Balenciaga and Dior pioneered the return of Polka Dots this season, personally I'm not a big fan of the pattern, however this dress with an 80's silhouette, tight waist and flared skirt allows the power of the print to shine through. Many high-end brands have been recreating the classic trench coat simultaneously, adding new colors, textures and cuts to this closet staple. Vetments spearheaded this trend. The trench coat for this look is bright red and suede. The Okhtein belt bag, emphasizes the return of the fanny packs; Gucci having just released the strongest one yet. The silver cuffs are from local Egyptian jewelry designer Taqat".

 

DADDY'S PUFFER

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Yasmine's commentary on Radical:

"Menswear is oddly enough a huge trend for women this fall; wearing menswear puffed coats, jackets, and bombers is the look for winter 2017. This is my dad's FILA jacket from the 80's, it's vintage and worked perfectly to showcase this trend, paired with a Reebok top and Zara striped pants. FILA and Reebok are two underdog brands that have been coming back strong in the past year, through stores such as Urban Outfitters and their own campaigns. Using them together was symbolic of their return, a sort of a comeback to the 'Daddy's closet' look. The boots add a unique touch, for someone who doesn't typically wear athleisure; chic boots paired with an Okhtein bag give the look a touch of elegance". 

 

CIRCA 1989

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Radwa's Commentary on Radical

"Vintage never truly dies out, but statement vintage pieces have become a strong trend that will carry through to next season. The jacket from a local vintage retailer called SOLD, paired with jeans and Dior shoes shows how selecting specific items to elevate your look can change its vibe completely. The heels are a surprise, taking streetwear and making it chic".

 

CODE RED

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Yasmine and Radwa's Commentary on Radical

Y: "Red is this fall/winter season's color. This whole winter is going to be all about red. Givenchy's collection was almost entirely just red. Red is a holiday color, it's bright and bold and associated with celebration. Anne styled my look in a way that showcases how editorials can allow you to play around with the colors and textures of your clothes, mix and match, and choose how you showcase each piece".

R: "The suit I'm wearing for this look is vintage Missoni, the shades are Celine. The idea of this look is to showcase that you can in fact wear red from head to toe; through block coloring. This outfit is a more sleek approach to a very striking trend concept".