Remember a few years ago in the early 2000’s when ponchos were the big trend? Well, I was all over that fad. My favorite in particular was a hunter green, chunky knit number with an asymmetrical hem and fringe. I could even pull it to the side and show a little shoulder action. Come to think of it, this was probably the first really fashion forward trend I could wrap my mind around as a 7th grader in the suburbs of Milwaukee, and I had a pretty impressive collection of triangular knit ponchos by the end of that year. When they went out of style, I was nearly heartbroken to have to shove them to the back of my closet, and even more so when I gave them up to Goodwill the following year. Fortunately, for those of you who enjoyed this as much as I did, poncho’s are making a come-back!
Consistently walking the cutting edge of fashion is the lovely and trend-setting: Hattie Stadheim, Apparel Design Student
- It should resemble a deconstructed shirt/sweater
- It shouldn’t completely hide your figure, regardless of what your figure is. Is there a way you can belt/synch it so that you’re not drowning in it?
- The more drape, the better.
Fashion is not about looking back–it’s about looking forward
Trends are pretty circular–but they’re never exactly the same. When reviving an old trend, think of a few ways to spice it up and make it different! Here’s a link on how to even make your own cape/poncho.