Fashion Week – the Good the Bad and the Bullshit

With New York and London Fashions weeks behind us, and Milan fashion week in full swing I think it’s time I share my 2 cents. Although I wasn’t actually there, thanks to the internet I sure feel like I was!

Let’s start with the bullshit:

Have you seen this video??

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Hilarious! But how freakin bogus! Just because something is outrageous doesn’t mean it’s fashionable. And by pretending that you know what you’re talking about you’re just making yourself seem like a big phony. If you like fashion you should have an opinion. No item is going to suit everyone, and therefore you don’t have to like everything you see. Yes, even if it was strutted on a runway at one point or another.

That being said, what you see on the runway is open to interpretation. Take this DKNY look for example:

At first glance: WTF is that? And mind you I do think that those sandals are atrocious, and they’ve been all over the runways unfortunately. BUT if you dissect the look, and consider the pieces separately they are actually quite fantastic. I love the tunic top. Even though it’s loose, it appears to come in at the waist, and the neckline gives it a feminine feel. I wouldn’t wear it with a voluminous skirt, but paired with skinnys, and maybe a simple white clutch it would look chic. The DKNY show was full of really fun pieces. Some were styled as ready-to-wear and others involved using your styling imagination. And in my humble opinion, you do need to use your imagination because some looks were just too whack.

                      DKNY                                                    DKNY

The (little bit of) bad:

There were a lot of WTF moments and I can’t wait to see some super fashionistas try and pull them off next spring! But let’s not focus on that because there were a lot of stunningly beautiful looks too that I would just love to snatch straight from the runways right now!

The (mostly) good:

Based on a gazillion hours of streaming I’ve compiled my findings and what stood out to me. There was of course a ton more, but these 7 trends were pretty consistent. There were many other pieces and collections that were absolutely stunning, but this post would never end if I included them all. If you too would also like to spend a gazillion hours streaming fashion shows this is a great site to do so!

The 7 prominent Trends for next spring based on NYFW SS 15 (and my opinion):

1. Crop Tops:

Not only is the crop top not going anywhere, but the likes of Caroline Herrera and Badgley Mischka have incorporated it into classic evening wear:

                  Carolina Herrera                                 Badgley Mischka

                    Hervé Leger                                  Matthew Williamson     

2. White!

Not surprisingly, this being the spring summer show and all, there was a ton of white everywhere. Other notable colours mentions were beige, navy, and yellow.

               Carolina Herrera                                             J. Mendel

                          J.Crew                                                 J. Mendel

3. Easy breezy lightweight fabrics:

What better to be draped in on a hot summer day than a fabulous lightweight toga?

               Matthew Williamson                                       J. Mendel

                  Dennis Basso                                           Reem Acra

4. Full skirts + Midi skirts:

Although some shows made references to other decades it sure looks like we’re heading back to the Mad Men era.

                  Michael Kors                                           Michael Kors

                  Erin Fetherston                                      Michael Kors

5. Lace:

I’m not a fan of see through anything because I don’t understand its purpose, but opaque lace is feminine and beautiful.

                  Michael Kors                                       Erin Fetherston

                   Reem Acra                                           Reem Acra

6. Floral:

Nothing new here. Spring and floral have always gone hand-in-hand.

                 Erin Fetherston                            Diane von Furstenberg

            Monique Lhuillier                                     Oscar de la Renta

7. Mixed Prints:

All you brave souls out there I congratulate you. There is at least one more season to not have to match. Go on be wild be patterned!

                   Donna Karan                                       Alberta Ferretti

                       Nonoo                                           Oscar de la Renta

I hope you enjoyed my little compilation. Let me know what you think! Which trends stood out to you??

All of the above images can be found on the Vogue UK website http://www.vogue.co.uk/

 

xoxo

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