Fashion Month’s final stretch has finally landed at Paris Fashion Week. That means in the past three weeks, there have been over 550+ fashion shows in New York, London, and Milan. While that number is alarmingly high, you’ll be happy to here that we’ve compiled all of our favorite highlights into one massive, fantastic post (a fashion cliffnote, if you will)!
Let’s start with New York.
From L-R: Michael Kors, J.Crew, Pamella Roland, Tory Burch, Tommy Hilfiger
Michael Kors: Just looking at this lineup, you could see Kors really liked the idea of playing opposites off each other for the Fall/Winter 2015 season. It was all-American, held a 1930s-ish vibe with military coats, unfussy, and showed off fur like never before.
J. Crew: This season, J.Crew really pushed a dramatic silhouette—not something you see often when it comes to this brand. Nevertheless, it was the vivid colors and incredible details that really jumped out at you. While J.Crew usually opts for extra sparkle, you can tell they’re really going for a more sophistication vibe this season.
Pamella Roland: This designer is queen of eveningwear. The main inspiration is clearly surrendering to glamour with a real sense of being “loosened up”. As pictured above, she paired a thigh high boot with one of her gowns. If that isn’t loosened up, I don’t know what is.
Tory Burch: The infamous designer used kilim patterns as digital prints, bias-cut, and slightly drop-waisted silhouettes to really create a vintage feel of dresses. My favorite part was the scarf-tied blouses that carried out that same 1970s feel.
Tommy Hilfiger: The aesthetic of this collection is very easy to read: a combination of American football and the movie, Love Story. When asked about the collection, Hilfiger simply said, “I wanted to marry sport with luxury.” And that, he did. He transformed the runway into a football field, with a Jumbotron capturing the fashion plays as models walked the runway with ‘70s prep silhouettes.
London Fashion Week
From L-R: Thomas Tait, Burburry, Jonathan Saunders, Roksanda Illincic
Thomas Tait: Two words come to mind when I look at this collection: dark and exaggerated. Anything that could have been average, wasn’t. Pants swept the floor, a giant taffeta blouse was spotted, enormous coats dwarfed the body. Surprisingly, every bit of it was flattering.
Burberry: Ahh, Burberry. My favorite brand from England. This collection was all about patchwork, pattern, and prints. The patchwork was apparent on the ponchos and suede boots, but it was the fringe that truly stole the show. It was like a trail of hippies from the 1960s.
Jonathan Saunders: This collection is full of joy and clearly full of optimism. It was all about the vivid color story and strong ‘60s flavor. With its lean lines, slim fits and high necks, this was a very modest collection.
Roksanda Illincic: Listen, Fall/Winter doesn’t have to mean all black everything. Roksanda makes a case by offering deep aubergine, fuschia, tangerine and electric blue prints. Most looks were accessorized with fur but it was the two-tone suede pumps that really tied the whole collection together.
Milan Fashion Week
From L-R: Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Prada
Dolce & Gabbana: This whole collection was a tribute to very chic and youthful mothers. Rose motifs and children’s drawings were printed and embroidered into their very nostalgic and swoon worthy collection. The hair was just as romantic and were embellished with gold clips and headbands. It was clear that this collection wanted to tell a story of “love, positivity, and family”.
Gucci: The new creative director at Gucci brought out frilled frocks and coats that looked like vintage finds, which were paired with sweater vests. It felt like a mixture of nerdy romanticism and androgyny, which surprisingly worked.
Prada: Miuccia Prada showed a collection that was all futuristic pop. It was filled with pastels and colorful tweeds. It felt like every model was wearing something out of a cartoon. This show was one of the standouts of the week with it’s artificial looking fabrics, strict updos, and candy-colored accessories.