Trend Report: Feathers

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Molly Hannelly

Feathers exude drama and elegance, which make them a big part of fashion. Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear was filled with feathers, whether they were adorned as trim or treated like a fabric and fashioned into a garment. Let's take a look at the fanciest feathers from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear.

Dresses

Feather dresses are great party garments, and provide exciting movement. Kimora Lee Simmons and Alberta Ferretti keep it as simple as they can with feather dresses, while Adam Selman adds a cage to complicate matters. Celine adds prestige to a basic button up dress, and Alexander McQueen utilizes some well-placed feathers to stay modest.

Adam Selman | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Adam Selman | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alberta Ferretti | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alberta Ferretti | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alexander McQueen | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alexander McQueen | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Celine | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Celine | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Kimora Lee Simmons | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Kimora Lee Simmons | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Feel fashionable with feathers:

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6" Single Ply Blue Ostrich Fringe

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6" Single Ply White Ostrich Fringe

Jackets

Feather jackets are perfect for chilly Spring evenings, and flutter beautifully in a the breeze. Cinq a Sept's feathered shawl is the perfect shade of pink to keep it on the cusp of audacious, while Proenza Schouler dives straight into the glamorous side of gaudy with a white feather jacket. Les Copains' jacket almost looks like sequins in its silver shade, and Marques Almeida's striped set up is perfect for taking a tour of the city.

Cinq a Sept | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Cinq a Sept | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Les Copains | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Les Copains | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Marques Almeida | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Marques Almeida | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Proenza Schouler | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Proenza Schouler | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Take on these trims:

Fuchsia Turkey Feather

Fuchsia Turkey Feather

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6" Single Ply Purple Ostrich Fringe

Tops

Feathered tops are top tier. Anna Sui's cardigan is ideal for that boho chic look, while Brunello Cucinelli's fits in more with soho style. Undercover's blood red blouse utilizes the movement and depth of feathers for a funky effect.

Anna Sui | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Brunello Cucinelli | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Brunello Cucinelli | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Undercover | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Undercover | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Check out these trims:

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6" Double Ply Black Ostrich Fringe

4.5

4.5" White Feather Fringe

Trim

Feather trim is a favorite when it comes to adding flare. Bibhu Mohapatra and Libertine simply line their sleeves, while Saint Laurent invokes the spirit with angel-esque shoulder trim. Topshop Unique's dramatic bodysuit and cardigan are trimmed with stunning blue feathers, and Attico's sequin dress is balanced with symmetrical feather triangles.

Attico | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Attico | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Bibhu Mohapatra | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Bibhu Mohapatra | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Libertine | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Libertine | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Saint Laurent | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Saint Laurent | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Topshop Unique | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Topshop Unique | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Accessorize with these trims:

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6" Single Ply Yellow Ostrich Fringe

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6" Emu Ombre Feather Fringe Trim

How do you feel about the feather fashion? Let me know in the comments!

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