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With another season behind us, it’s time to round up our favourite fashion month SS17 best looks from the catwalk. We’ve started compiling our favourite trends and catwalk moments of the season. We’ve kicked things off with our top looks from paris, Milan, London and New York…
Paris Fashion Week
Louis Vuitton SS17
Nicolas Ghesquière took a softer approach to his SS17 Louis Vuitton collection. His elegant designs adopted a conspicuously cooler and looser guise. We’re lusting after the relaxed tailoring – this curved double-breasted jacket to be exact. In a dream scenario, we’ll wear it with the new Louis Vuitton ‘it’ bag, of sorts, the iPhone case equivalent of the iconic LV trunk.
Zeitgeist expert Karl Lagerfeld staged his futurism-meets-hip-hop SS17 collection in an extraordinary Chanel data centre. Two Chanel-bots in daft punk stormtrooper-style helmets opened the show, setting the theme for the collection that took us back to the future. Amid the 80 plus takes on the house’s signature tweed, the ultra-modern boucléd bomber jackets and the dresses streaked with digital light-up graphics, was a small but significant series of stunning, pared back, white and nude lace dresses, robes and jumpsuits.
Phoebe Philo has set her fair share of trends at Céline. This season, she proposed miss-matched shoes as the look du jour. Worn with a soft cerise coloured dress, Philo’s unexpected clashing white and red boots are destined to make a huge impact next summer. We can never seem to choose just one look when it comes to Céline, however. The show notes included a quote from American artist Dan Graham, who also designed the set’s curvy glass pavilion: ‘I want to show that our bodies are bound to the world, whether we like it or not.’ With that in mind, Philo printed a blue Yves Klein painting of a female form on a white dress, giving a strong backing to the fashion equals art theory.
Dior’s new creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri dispelled any doubt that she the right choice to helm the French maison with her breathtaking SS17 collection, which thoroughly defined modern femininity. Proving that you can wear lace, chiffon, and delicate embroidery but still be a kickass feminist, the stand-out piece was an instantly iconic t-shirt bearing the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie quote, ‘We should all be feminists’.
Milan Fashion Week
Consuelo Castiglione took the humble bumbag and super-sized it for next spring. The Marni SS17 collection kept within the maximalist hallmarks the brand is known for, yet while the shilouettes were oversized the draping – as seen on this gorgeous colour-blocked dress – remained ultra-feminine. The colour palette soared from taupe and lemon, to rose and teal via some adventurous prints, naturally. Practically speaking, just imagine how much you could squeeze into those bags, and save yourself from any backache.
It’s pretty tricky to choose just one look from such a wildly eclectic collection. Discussing his Gucci SS17 collection, creative director Alessandro Michele said ‘Colour is the soul of fashion’. So, with that in mind we chose this stunning jade-coloured, embellished dress with violet shoes; it’s a classic raid your granny’s attic then head to a rave ensemble that we’ve come to expect from Gucci. Injecting a sense of fun into fashion, this look is destined to make many red carpet appearances next year.
London Fashion Week
Inspired by by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Burberry’s inaugural see-now-buy-now collection was teaming with relaxed but formal, masculine or feminine, night and day ensembles that fully capture the multifarious mood of fashion today. One of our favourites was this dressing gown and victorian blouse combo. The checked shirt says it’s a school night, but the lace skirt suggests you could be tempted to hit the dancefloor, adding another brilliant juxtaposition: saint or sinner?
Also flying the see-and-shop flag, Topshop’s AW16 girl is definitely going out-out. Lineisy Montero is wearing our kind of evening wear in this relaxed, oversized jacket with tonal sky blue heels. Plus, her utility skirt is a dream workwear addition.
New York Fashion Week
Ralph Lauren SS17
For Ralph Lauren’s Western-inspired see-now-buy-now AW16 collection, he ran with his chosen theme quite literally. The standout pieces included studded leather chokers, fringing, giant belts and cowboy hats. Our favourite look was this white tailored poncho and choker combo, worn by Romee Strijd.
Marc Jacobs SS17
With the shuttering of Space in Ibiza and Fabric in London, nightclub culture appears to be in the midst of one giant, global hangover. Those who are lamenting dancing ’til at least dawn can seek solace in Marc Jacob’s SS17 rave-inspired collection. Amid hair, platforms and spirits that were even higher than last season, the stand out look had to be Gigi Hadid’s technicolour dream coat.