I think everyone knows that less is more is the main rule in modern fashion, indeed today it's a main trend. Remember Celine minimalistic cut, soft and clean colors from Chloe collections, graphical cut by Balenciaga and lots, lots of other things.
Photographer: Bert Glynn. St. Louis Missouri, 1964
The words "minimalism" meant various looks, including working girls in white shirts and menswear inspired jackets or feminist women in simple dress and Birkenstock sandals, yet one thing united all these looks, as it is a powerful woman, who is self confident and ain't afraid of looking serious.
"The Nun's Story" movie, 1959
This autumn-winter season comes with another look, titled nun style, which has no common with fashion world, as it appears at first sight.
In real life, nun robes with collars, massive crosses on long chain, white headwear- berets were main inspirations for lots of designers starting from the 1959 (style icon Audrey Hepburn who played in The Nun's Story) Even Balenciaga was inspired by the nun style in their 1968's collection, which featured wedding dress with long train and veil-hat, which looks kind of beret to me.
Balenciaga wedding dress
The post-crisis years offered Stefano Pilati and Victoria Beckham dresses. The same nun style can be spotted in Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga collections. Remember Alexander McQueen pre-collection or Valentino short dresses with white collars, who look like nuns. Fashion is like a huge experiment, which always shocks and surprises.
Yves Saint Laurent fall 2010-2011
Victoria Beckham fall 2011-2012
Nastya Kusakina in AnOther Magazine
Alexander McQueen pre-fall 2013
Valentino fall 2013-2014