Do you ever get tired of seeing the same trends over and over again? If that doesn’t happen to you all the time, it certainly happens every once in a while, and it’s the worst. This little cloud of sartorial darkness seems to follow you whenever you’re desperately seeking fresh style inspiration, leaving you disappointed and frustrated. The best way to get out of this style rut? By turning your eye elsewhere. Dubai, maybe? Tbilisi? That’s right, we’re talking globally here.
Farfetch, one of the industry’s most beloved shopping platforms, brings together designers and boutiques from all around the world. If there’s anyone who’d be able to give us an inside look at what’s trending worldwide, it would be one of the e-tailer’s experts. Enter: Celenie Seidel, senior womenswear editor at Farfetch, who was kind enough to fill us in on the biggest trends in five countries we don’t turn to as often for fashion inspiration including Dubai, Amsterdam, and Tbilisi, to name a few.
Ahead, read up as Seidel dishes on the hottest trends all across the globe and shop her favorite pieces within each trend family as well. We promise you’ll leave here feeling like that annoying gray cloud of what the heck do I wear? depression never ever happened.
“The distinct aesthetic that has become synonymous with Georgian designers and has hence shaped trends in Tbilisi can be credited to Demna Gvasalia (Vetements founder and creative director of Balenciaga). With a somewhat Matrix-y feel, tailoring is key in Tbilisi: clever pattern cutting results in a truly modern take on sharp dressing.”
“The Danes always seem to be about a year ahead of the rest of us. First, it was ironic OTT hair clips, then it was the polarizing flip-flops we’re all scrambling to wear this summer, and now they’ve dialed up bucket hats. Think cloche-like, dramatically broader brims.”
“London is embracing tie-dye—one of this year’s most joyful looks—with great enthusiasm. In a time of political and social confusion, one could speculate that the trippy trend is the city’s means of fleeting escapism!”
“Thanks to the likes of @leenalghouti, who has truly championed the aesthetic, streetwear is trending in Dubai—in particular, streetwear’s newer, more grown-up interpretation. Sweatshirts have made way for blazers, and tech trainers are gradually making way for more lo-fi alternatives.”
“The cultural obsession with tiny things has extended to bags. Amsterdam is home to Wandler, a hero of the micro-bag trend. The season’s cutest accessory can be found in an endless variety of colors, shapes, and materials. Fun for the win.”