We all know this horror very well: you walk into a dinner party with all your glamorous vibe and confidence, strutting the latest trendy designer pair you got and then all of a sudden, you make an eye contact with a stranger, or worse, your enemy sporting the same exact outfit.
But here’s the thing. Wearing identical wardrobe is no longer a “what’s not hot” this year. In fact, the New York Fashion Week for 2017 Spring Collection at Monse a week ago proved that matching looks are even better than what we can imagine. Two hot twin models took over the spotlight as they walked side by side wearing off-the-shoulder shirtdresses and pinstriped skirts with only a slight difference in the style (basically, the other model wore an extra wide belt).
Matching looks had been around for quite some time. They are not only limited to twins having to wear the same outfit all the time. If you recall boy bands and girl pop groups in the 90s, they are often seen performing wearing matching looks, so this is not a surprise for millennials. The Olsen sisters had been famous fashionistas that manage to sport matching street style look without being too literally identical. Moreover, it is the same as Veronique Branquinho’s 2015 Spring collection that presented the “how to’s” twin-match outfits in similar tones, but it didn’t get as hype as this year.
Clearly, this year runways are hiring more and more twin models since it appears to play into this modern flux in what is perceived “beautiful.” Each year is a period of experimentation bringing people to the greater and striking world of fashion, seeing new ideas of beauty on the runways which will eventually rev up to the everyday fashionistas as a street style. Soon, twinning fashion may not be seen infrequently anymore.