From the past several seasons, designers are going big—volumes are amplifying, sleeves are extending, hoods are ballooning, and trousers are pooling around ankles. Aesthetic touchstones of the 90s like the ones pushed by Vetements offer an antisocial pose through slacker cosplay. And Raf Simons’ enormous sweaters, just as they can make us feel small, they can help us occupy more space. A stacked shoulder makes an edifice of a torso, and billowing trousers turn legs into columns. Fabric becomes prosthetic confidence.
Shop Fall 2016 oversized looks at SSENSE.