Latest from the global fashion weeks
So we’re on the last leg of the spring/summer 2016/2017 fashion weeks that give us an insight into what we’ll be wearing next season (of course we have to get past winter first!). We’ve made it through New York, London and Milan with Paris on our horizons. So what should we be looking to buy and who was the key player in each city?
Givenchy – New York
For the first time ever, Creative Director, Riccardo Tisci, moved the Givenchy catwalk preview to New York Fashion week. The showcase was a platform that involved a one-off artistic direction collaboration with performance artist Marina Abramovic. Her set used recycled materials and the show included music and performances from six different cultures and regions. The collection itself was sensual, sophisticated and mono. Victorian underwear became chic outerwear in the least raunchy way possible. Fluid silks and layered chiffons were trimmed with lace but matched with tough leather tongued stiletto heels to pull the looks into the 21st century.
Burberry Prorsum - London
Under the expert, innovative guidance of Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer, Burberry released it’s collection, in full, on Snapchat.
They had also collaborated with Sephora to stream the first ever live runway beauty tutorial on YouTube. They used a muted palette of black, white and gold with the odd hit of a pastel dress to remain chic and simple. Lace ruled supreme though with most looks including some tantalizing form of transparency. They rocked the backpack trend with a nylon, floppy – monogrammed - version that is bound to be hit with a waiting list already.
Prada - Milan
Miuccia Prada created a collection rooted in the shapes of the 1960s and 1920s. From boxy jackets with ‘hacked’ styles of office pencil skirts of the ‘60s through to billowy, drop-waist tent dresses that could have stepped straight out of Downton Abbey. Less focused on the shapes though, the details and textiles shone through; quilting style patch works done with a geometric eye and layered lace over head to toe stripes with chunky floral embroidery.
Paris fashion week starts on the 30th September – watch live streamed videos here http://fashionweekdates.com/paris-fashion-week-dates-schedule.html
All images courtesy of vogue.co.uk