Love Island always promises a good watch when it comes to fashion. From the underboob of 2021 to the perspex heels of 2019, the show undeniably creates trends that live on past the season’s finale date.
With eBay as this year’s fashion sponsor, avid watchers were promised a change in direction, with a move away from fast fashion, and towards scoring second-hand bargains online. And thanks to Amy Bannerman, the stylist who developed an archive of pre-loved pieces for the show, there have been some real fashion highlights.
Tasha, who’s been turning heads as the fashion star in the villa, has been spotted in a vintage Versace two-piece, a Diesel leather number, and a red co-ord by Gaultier Junior to name a few of her best moments. And it doesn’t stop there – Indiyah has shown her penchant for old season Poster Girl and Mark Fast designs, whilst Dami and Luca have opted for shirts from Pleats Please Issey Miyake and Gucci respectively.
When sourcing clothing, Bannerman and her team have been focussing on curating looks around themes created with current runway inspiration and the Love Island aesthetic in mind, like ‘Blurred Lines’, a gender fluid aesthetic which she explains has been adopted by the boys as well as the girls: “there has been a satin silky satin cream shirt that a few of the boys have worn which is very much crossing those lines. And of course, Tasha wearing the Champion men’s bomber jacket which she styled off the shoulder, definitely shone through for the trend.”
Other categories include ‘Dopamine Dressing’ seen through Tasha’s brights and the Poster Girl dresses, Y2K, which has been a go-to for contestants, with many islanders sporting corsets, cargo pants, and beaded jewellery throughout, and Love