The Precedence for Style in 2017 with Toga AW/17

The Precedence for Style in 2017 with Toga AW/17

Walking into The Great Hall within the Guild Art Gallery, Toga was the name on everyone’s lips; presumed to be the showcase to show up all the other fashion presentations you may have attended earlier in the season.

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At events such as London Fashion Week, everyone is conscious of being ‘too fashun’, or of ‘peacocking’ (the most commonly thrown around term for street style). There is an effortless cool gust of wind in the air which isn’t designed by the skies, but then you enter the Toga AW/17 show, and it is unapologetically trendy.

The press release states “accessories pop out, skin is exposed and forms are destroyed”; yet what they neglect to mention is the frivolity and lack of basic need which ready-to-wear typically provides.

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With brooches (which are back) and diamond pins placed on everything, shapes more abstract than what can be found in your regular hipster café-turned-gallery, and the parallel between multiple layers on top of cut outs: this was high fashion.

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It was just so current with a dose of Dior. This was going to be the show high street copy cats from Primark to Topshop would duplicate mercilessly. The trickle down effect. Although we know what’s to come for womenswear, it’s always good to be in an environment that sets the precedence in style for the next year.

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Written by Tahmina Begum,

Editor-in-Chief

Photography by Kavita Babbar for XXY Magazine

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