Geraldine Wharry: S/S 2017 Catwalk Innovation: XXX Pockets


Marni SS17


Oversized pockets become the key ingredient for sports and elevated casuals across all cities showcasing their Spring Summer 2017 collections. We analysed Paris, New York, London as well as Berlin, Copenhagen and Sydney. 
 
Functionalities are celebrated and exaggerated so think distortion, over-layering, gussets and flaps. Large front trouser pockets are also back, echoing the best-selling Joie trousers from around 2004, as well as Danang from the late 1990s. 
 

Victoria Beckham SS17 - Lemaire SS17

 

Balenciaga SS17 Kenzo SS17

There is a sense designers are creating for women in touch with their combative side. Is this a nod to the resurgence of feminism? Or just in time to say a big 'NO MORE' to normalised abuse as recently reflected in Donald Trump's leaked tape. 
 
You decide. We love it. 
 
By Geraldine Wharry | Research contribution: Tanja Novak
 
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Ready-to-wearSpring-Summer 2017