Meet the women who've stepped into next season now...
When you’re a star, there’s no waiting six months to wear the clothes you’ve seen on the catwalk – you simply get your designer bestie on speed-dial. Whether it’s specially made, a prototype or nabbed straight from the model backstage at the show, the A-list are the first to get their hands on next seasons collections, and are already nailing the Autumn/Winter 2016 looks right now.
Never mind that we’ve only just hit full summer – one of the most exclusive fashion trends in Hollywood – which will inevitably inform how the rest of us plan our wardrobes come AW16 – is to pluck the looks straight off the runway, while they’re still hot.
It started way back in February, when Hollywood’s finest pulled out all the stops on the Oscars red carpet. And the preferred way to get themselves on our best dressed lists? By opting for a dress that’s stepped off the catwalk just weeks, even days, before.
Away from the red carpets, the likes of Kendall Jenner, Chloe Moretz and Kim Kardashian have been putting the next season trends into practice and working key pieces into their eveningwear attire. Be it a pink Balmain corset or an achingly cool Coach varsity jacket, it?s a key opportunity to nab some handy styling inspo.
What’s even more beneficial is seeing what these in-demand stars and their in-the-know stylists choose when they have the pick of a very covetable designer bunch.
Take Lady Gaga and the shimmering gold cocktail dress she wore to celebrate her 30th birthday. Basically, the dress was less than six months old, from a collection that’s not meant to be available until autumn. And not only that she?s the only celeb to get her hands on a piece of Hedi Slimane’s final collection for Saint Laurent. Because you know what’s better than donning your fresh spring duds before the season even begins? Skipping spring altogether and gunning straight for autumn 2016.
Click through to see which stars have plucked AW16 looks straight from the catwalk and into their closets.
First up is Cara Delevingne, who worked this Alexandre Vauthier jumpsuit from the designer’s AW16 couture collection, to promote her big summer blockbuster, Suicide Squad…
The look was modelled just a few months earlier on the catwalk by none other than Cara’s supermodel BFF, Jourdan Dunn.
Here’s Binx Walton, modelling a next season Balmain look on the catwalk in February 2016.
From the Paris catwalks to the casinos of Las Vegas, this dress instantly became the most talked about piece from the Balmain show thanks to Mrs Kardashain West, who wore it just a few weeks after its sample was made.
Monse is a new red carpet fave amongst the A-list and with this AW ’16 velvet dress, it’s clear to see why.
While on the catwalk this divine velvet Monse dress was teamed with statement furry heels, Brie opted for something altogether more refined and chic for a post-Oscars bash. We love.
One of the highlights of the London Fashion schedule was this A/W ’16 Preen show.
Alexa switched up Preen’s timeless strapless dress and swapped out the grungy catwalk boots in favour of classic pointed pumps and an effortless sparkly clutch. We love.
Just. So. Cool. We love everything about this Coach AW16 look.
The bomber jacket is a do-it-all-style. Worn with ankle boots for an edge day look like it was on the catwalk or with a mini and pointed heels for the evening a la Chloe Moretz, it brings instant cool to any look.
Velvet and metallic – there’s nothing not to love about this look from the Naeem Khan AW16 collection.
Elegant and demure, we love everything about Jennifer Lawrence’s plush velvet and sparkling top combo. And a pair of Sophia Webster heels are the perfect finishing touch.
Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing pulled out all the stops with this super-charged model army on the A/W ’16 catwalk.
For the Balmain after party, Kendall put her unique spin on the catwalk look with a cropped knit and blonde wig.
When not worn on the catwalk, there’s only one person who could be daring enough to wear this stand-out Julien Macdondald creation…
Now this is how to make an entrance.
Midi and long sleeved yet statement and shimmering – this Erdem A/W ’16 dress is the ultimate winter party dress.
Keira pulled off a styling feat by pairing this shimmering Erdem number with minimalist accessories and natural make-up.
This show-stopping Marchesa A/W ’16 dress was only designed for one gltizy event in mind… the Oscars.
And Chrissy Teigen totally nailed it. even with cute bump. It’s just so pretty.
The elaborate embellishment, deep burgundy hue and subtle fringing make this one of A/W ’16’s most stand-out dresses.
Offering the perfect amount of glamour and drama without going totally over the top, Diane’s up-do, and classic box clutch are the perfect finishing touches to her red carpet look.
Sheer tights, pointed heels and a the shortest of hemlines – this is everything we love about Saint Laurent AW16.
Trust Lady Gaga to be the first (and so far only) star to get their hands on Hedi Slimane’s final collection for Saint Laurent. And in true Gaga style, she teamed the super-shirt cocktail dress with towering platform heels.
J. Mendel’s signature gorgeous dresses were epitomised in this AW’16 creation.
Olivia Munn looked to J. Mendel’s cut-away dress to ensure her spot on the highly coveted best dressed Oscars list.
Dreamy and floaty, just as you’d expect from Marchesa.
Heidi Klum went for full-on drama in this AW’16 number.
Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance on the Marc Jacobs AW 16 catwalk.
And so liked her look so much she kept it. Unlike most models who change into their off-duty get-ups after walking in a catwalk show, Lady Gaga headed straight onto the New York streets in her statement Marc Jacobs coat and platform boots.
Not content with wearing next season now, some stars have even jumped ahead to resort 2017! Here’s Margot Robbie in monochrome Rosetta Getty.
And here’s the look at the designer’s presentation.