What has Cocooning got to do with Clothing & Fashion?
In the ever more crowded and noisy world the need at times to stop and contemplate, often in silence and without communication, is overwhelming. Comfort and security in the feeling of the clothing selected to cocoon in is paramount; a Hermes cashmere blanket is possibly the perfect piece. The term cocooning was coined in the 1990s by Faith Popcorn, a trend forecaster and marketing consultant. In fact long before this
Great designers are often inspired by waifish ingenues (remember Galliano and Kate Moss?) and obscure time periods (witness Lagerfeld’s recent Byzantine collection), but fashion-makers thought of African traditions when crafting their current collections: A. F. Vandevorst honored Kenya’s body-conscious Turkanas and Samburus with feathery silk knits and sculptural headpieces, while Burberry celebrated beading and weaving by sending the wedges at left down the runway. And this isn’t the last you’ll