Eeek, what a rush it was between the runways this season! In fact, editing them all down to my favorites was quite hard. It was even harder to keep up with all of them. There were more shows, more designers and more fun fashion than last year.
If anything, bigger was better this season, and many pieces sported giant, oversized sleeves in their collections. Casual chic is still a strong theme with many looks donning sneakers on the runways. Bomber jackets are still proving to be well…the BOMB!
London Fashion Week
I really liked the setting for KTZ, a fun punk/gothic runway that stood out. In case you don’t follow Project Runway, one of their contestants, Candice Cuoco had her show at LFW. She’s an interesting designer, and I think she has some seriously wicked personal style. She specializes in leather, but her pieces are always dark and sexy. A new brand to me was Typical Freaks. I found their looks unique with bold colours and fun lines.
My favorite was Ralph Lauren’s show inspired by the French Riviera, but apart from that, the clothes were still chic and elegant. Oscar de la Renta had beautiful gowns as usual. Libertine had the most awesome and coolest prints and cute appliques. Loooooved it!
Milan is a favorite of mine. The runways are always a show of vibrant colours and opulence. It’s never dull. Editing my favorites down for Milan is always a tough one! I loved the liquid dripping bold prints of Au Jour Le Jour and the silhouettes from Ermano Scervino. Versace remains sexy with cool prints and Moschino was literally a road-blocker!
Paris was pretty impressive this season. There was just way too much amazing runways from designers I never heard of. I loved everything from Valentin Yudashkin. YSL, was edgy and urban…..and of course THAT gold jacket!
Martin Grant’s pieces were beautifully crafted with amazing structure. Nina Ricci’s collection was strong and bold.
Lanvin is always a fave, there’s just nothing like a ruffled blouse and well-tailored silhouette. Brabara Bui’s colour palette was awesome with strong pieces.
For the Guys:
Of course men’s fashion is just as important and women’s. Here’s my top picks!
How could I not love Lacoste’s South African flag look, just in time for the Rugby season too :). I always love Alexander Wang’s Menswear collections, his looks are always edgy. Ami was also a winner, all the looks were comfortable and sophisticated.
Best Runway goes to Louis Vuitton. I know Chanel usually tops this category with it’s fun themes, but I loved LV’S whole sci-fi theme and its amazing digital vibe.