Over 2000 years ago it was "just" a Celtic festival, today it is a global event in which fashion, transgression and horror taste mix. Halloween, the night of the spirits, is now an unmissable party, a competition for the craziest costume but also an opportunity to show off impeccable dark looks. A fashion that has also infected the catwalks and the stars' parties.
Once upon a time there was Halloween
Skeletons, zombies, devils and of course the inevitable haunted pumpkins. Halloween is now a global holiday that is nourished by very specific symbols. Macabre, transgressive, horror, it's no longer just a "children's thing". “Trick or treat” is still the most famous slogan, but behind it there is a dark world that adults also like. Year after year, Halloween mania grows: themed parties , parades , dedicated costumes . Even the big fashion brands get involved and the stars of the show battle it out with unlikely disguises. But where does the tradition of the night of the spirits come from? When was she born? To get an answer you need to go back in time over 2000 years and delve into the traditions of the Celtic people. Among these was Samhain , the celebration that marked the end of summer. According to the most accredited studies, this is the original core that gave birth to Halloween. The name, however, is American, and is a contraction of the phrase "All Hallows Eve" , that is, "Night of All Saints", a holiday of Catholic origin. Paganism and Christianity, therefore, merge to give life to a celebration that has now become an international brand.
The Night of the Spirits parades on the catwalk
Until a few years ago, Halloween was celebrated almost only in the United States. Today, however, it is a true cultural phenomenon, which has invaded every corner of art and culture: from cinema to television, from fashion to literature. The great internationally renowned stylists were among the first to be enchanted by the charm of haunted pumpkins, staging gothic and provocative catwalks. Total black look, flashy accessories, finishes with studs and chains: collections constantly balanced between fear and seduction.
However, many Hollywood stars prefer masks and unlikely costumes to trendy looks. Some Halloween parties, in fact, are very similar to Carnival parties, with guests who present themselves dressed like cartoon, comic, cinema or music heroes. Thus, it happens that you come across Paris Hilton dressed like a saloon girl in a western film, or Avril Lavigne disguised as Madonna.
Halloween 2020, create your trendy dark look
Masking up, however, is not an obligation. Indeed, many choose Halloween Parties to show off extremely elegant themed looks. With a few precautions it is possible to design your own "bewitched" outfit without resorting to disguises. Choosing strictly black garments, for example, is a good starting point. Nice slim trousers paired with a slim fit shirt or perhaps a turtleneck sweater. The leather jackets are also very functional, reminiscent of the "beautiful and damned" Hollywood look. If you prefer a touch of color, you can opt for the red of blood or the orange of the famous haunted pumpkins. The extra edge, however, is in the details, in the accessories, such as a trouser chain attached to the waist. For those who love to dare, there is always the possibility of a light make-up on the face , perhaps a Dracula-inspired paleness or a bit of pencil to give intensity and mystery to the look.