Deconstructed, falling-apart raincoats over chiffon ruffled dresses were the pinnacle of this season’s Alexander McQueen collection. Taken her inspiration from the history of English country house, Sarah Burton paid tribute to the designer’s fresh, eccentric ethos and created a collection that took a nod to the famously rainy British weather. As excepted, a stunning dose of distinguished patchwork and innovative prints was injected into the collection’s semi-tailored separates and beautiful nature-inspired silhouettes within their range of decaying wedding dresses were brought to life. After all, not even bad weather can stand against the iconic Alexander McQueen collections and this one was everything we needed for a dosage of fearlessness and innovative glamour.
Choosing the clover from 1961 and the animal motifs of 1981, Waight Keller, the new designer of Givenchy, debuted the fashion house’s archives to revamp and transform this season’s collection. As seen on the catwalk, a dose of black and white monochrome ensembles were offset by pops of mint and red alongside the previous designer’s beloved graphic prints and the iconic shoulder. With a nod to classic tailoring this collection welcomed both women’s and menswear capsules in double-breasted brass coat dresses, metallic two-piece suits and lots of office-ready blouses alongside some LBD’s reworked with chains, ruffles and asymmetric cuts. When minimalism meets this season’s hottest colour palettes and prints it becomes one of our favourite collections undoubtedly.
Standing for chic, eroticism and liberal code, Yves Saint Laurent has always symbolised more than just being a Parisian fashion brand. It addresses women whom take a joy in life and reincorporate that into a mega glamorous collection oozing with ostrich feathers, glittery dresses, duchess satin and statement boots. Classic and elegant, Anthony Vaccarello perfectly looked back at the originality and authenticity of the designer’s work to incorporate the timeless ethos into a truly sensational show that embraced a true Parisian setting. Sexualism was shining through the stunning separates every woman has dreamt of – with focus and conviction the collection presented a multitude of sharp balloon-y silhouettes with a kick of tailor-led styles synonymous with Saint Laurent’s iconic heritage. Nevertheless, the collection paid immense tribute to our beloved icons and we have completely fallen in love with it.
The Kenzo collection presented all things fun and quirky letting us completely get away from political and climatic aspects and indulge into the fashion house’s joyful character. Taking a nod to the classic 50’s baseball trousers, some of the collection’s separates such as defined belted pants and sporting suits were adorned in an eccentric doses of vivid colour palettes and graphic prints while some silhouettes channelled between futurism and all things vintage. Deconstructed patchwork dresses, optical separates and oversized shirting paid tribute to this season’s whimsical look within Kenzo’s diverse framework and with its conceptual message these separates are everything you need for a mood-lifting finish.
Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood
When chaos meets high-fashion this collection knows how to handle it right. With a multi-gendered theme and an androgynous vibe this collection fused eccentric methods with unusual approaches worn by both men and women. Wearable frames adorning models were the pinnacle of the show – alongside heel-wearing gents and suited-up ladies. Giving a subtle nod to farmers-wear the show drove attention to a host of quirky embellishments and at times essential knitwear pieces with a feminine aesthetic (on boys). Nevertheless, the collection paid homage to the designer’s loud and bold character and the famous praiseworthy sexiness effortlessly shined through the abstractly artistic framework.
With the established Céline’s sartorial appeal this collection was all we had hoped for and more. Timeless trench coats, tailoring-led silhouettes and big shoulders is what keeps the audience hooked and in this collection the designer paid homage to the label’s original metropolitan ethos. It is the perfect collection for a business woman or a woman that simply incorporates sharp elegance into her daily life, the collection was everything high-end chicness should be. Celebrating joyfulness and freedom, Phoebe Philo revamped the collection with subtle flashes of belted coats, long fringes of suede with stunning use of accessories and footwear whom perfectly complemented the crisp garments and dived into the elegant aesthetic.