It’s the best time of the year. Look to the runways for costume inspiration and get ready to enjoy all of your Halloween celebrations.
Halloween is here! It’s the most fun time of the year, full of costumes, parties, decorating pumpkins, eating candy, and baking seasonal pies. And, since many of us couldn’t go out last year because of the lockdowns, this year is extra special. If you’re anything like me, you love dressing up this time of year. Read on to learn how to take inspiration from the runways for your costume.
A very good reference is the 2019 menswear collection by Prada which played with the idea of the anti-hero Frankenstein. At that show, Muccia Prada also featured some women’s looks as part of its Prefall collection: cocktail dresses with pockets and belts, shirt dresses with crystal embroidery, and leather harnesses that featured combinations of graphic prints with roses, lightning bolts, and of course, Frankenstein.
Another emblematic moment that reminded us of Halloween was Kate Moss dressed as a witch on the Martine Stibon runway for the brand’s Spring-Summer collection in 1993. There have also been references to clowns (some more terrifying than others) in many collections over the years like Maison Martin Margiela FW15, Dior Haute Couture FW07, and Alexander McQueen FW01. For more fun costume inspo, there is nothing like Moschino’s looks. His SS15 “Barbies” collection or his boxy FW18 looks are great jumping off points for DIY costumes.
Over the last year, designers have given us some very good ideas for Halloween. Demna Gvasalia, creative director of Balenciaga, presented the brand’s FW21 collection in the form of a video game entitled “Afterworld,” full of garments inspired by NASA. Marc Jacobs did the same with his FW21 collection, which featured sporty, space-age looks. And, we can’t forget Thom Browne, whose FW21 was full of XL oversized garments paired with intergalactic helmets. Finally, Rick Owens’ FW21 collection looked as if it were taken from post-apocalyptic movie, giving us a very Mad Max vibe.
However you plan to dress up this Halloween, don’t forget to have fun and look for inspiration in the best, and most creative fashion collections from over the years. Runways can be a great starting point for finding a spooky look. Trick or treat!