Oversized sleeves, structured shoulders and boxed-cut statement coats will continue to be a must-have in your closet next winter.
The second major aspect to this season was the runways itself. Clearly a lot of creative work and thinking went into creating really amazing interiors and spaces to create the perfect mood and theme for the collections. The top 3 go to:
That being said, runways in general have become really elongated due to the need to accompany more and more important guests yearly!
Let’s take a look at my top faves from Fashion week A/W 2016/17:
I think New York had a really good selection of fun fashion on the runways. Many collections echoed a sense of retro either through elegance or outrageous fun. High wasted, wide legged pants were featured all over with tiny cinched waists. Jeremy Scott’s loud collection was a mix of space cowboy cheese and reminded me of the Jetsons (mainly Judy Jetson)
London was fresh with new up and coming brands and labels, which is fitting as London is more known for it’s trendy youth culture and style. I loved the amazing cuts on runways. Big silhouettes with strong structure in the detail. I loved almost everything from Topshop Unique, and found Anya Hindmarch’s galactic TV games prints fun.
Milan’s runways were packed with powerful styling and looks. Many collections had bright palettes for the cold season, with no restriction to mixing prints, cuts and fabrics. Dolce and Gabanna enthralled all with their modern take of fantasy fairy princesses. While much of the collection didn’t wow me, their collection of accessories was amazing. Moschino’s runway was full on rebellious and a show stopping chandelier dress to end it off with a bang.
Besides having the best runway designs, Paris also had the best collections the season. The colour palettes were fresh and exciting as they echoed a theme of youthful oeuvre. New comer Off-White was a-buzz on social media for their cool cuts and brought new dimensions to deconstructed construction for classic cuts and fabrics. Kenzo’s techno-urban collection brought us loud fun prints with strong structure.
Best collection goes to…
Yves Saint Laurent! I am obsessed with every piece in this collection!! The cuts, the colours and that amazing heart shaped fur jacket which was Hedi Slimane’s ode to Laurent’s iconic and controversial green fur coat! This collection was everything.
See the rest of the collection: