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The use of iridescent textiles started creeping up slowly within the last fashion season, but was mainly found to be more translucent in nature. Yet, as Fall/Winter 2018 came around, more brands played with different weights of fabrics to achieve their desired level of sheen. Some call it an ‘oil spill’, while others call it, “the embodiment of a majestic unicorn”. But I call it Iridescent impressions, simply because the reflective nature, leaves you with an ideal impression; one that is quite unlike any other color sequence on the market. When these garments flow through different lighting, the multicolor appeal of the holographic textures, come to life.
Balmain used the concept heavily, but with different vinyl mediums: from large hard plastic sequined tunics to a fringed dress and broad shoulder blazer.
BALMAIN FALL/WINTER 2018:
Sies Marjan and Maryam Nassir Zadeh, each made their own statement looks for their collections, which seemingly looks to be the same textile, when looked at in a side by side comparison.
SIES MARIAN (LEFT) & MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH (RIGHT) FALL/WINTER 2018:
Christian Siriano and Antonio Berardi, used the darker iridescent color in two of their looks. While each silhouette is simple in nature, one has a satin shimmer to it and the other has an entirely different matte complex.
CHRISTIAN SIRIANO FALL/WINTER 2018:
ANTONIO BERARDI FALL/WINTER 2018:
Of all of the other creations, Masion Margiela really stood out to make the most interesting impact. But I’ll leave it up to you to create your own impression of this rising women's trend.
MASION MARGIELA FALL/WINTER 2018:
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Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a poet and freelance fashion writer, photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.