FASHION WEEK – WHAT’S GOING ON?
The fashion calendar is so unpredictable at the moment. Over the past couple of months there’s been more brands dropping out of shows than we’ve had hot dinners. Since the see-now-buy-now materialised recently, more and more labels are adapting their selling model to fall in line with growing consumer demand – Burberry, Tom Ford and Vetements to name just a few. It seems the somewhat-rocky industry is giving more power to shoppers than ever before.
And that’s not the only thing that’s being shaken up. As well as major CEOs playing musical chairs every five minutes, show destinations themselves are all over the shop. LA, once a fashion destination but not really a show destination, embraced the likes of Rebecca Minkoff and Tommy Hilfiger, who both recently chose to move their collection presentations to the West Coast. Shortly after, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and Lacoste abandoned the US for Paris. What on earth is going on? It seems economics and politics are influencing the industry more than ever before.
All of this, however, makes the trends we’re witnessing somewhat more expected. So for AW17, what are they? Here’s our top picks from NYFW:
The merge of men’s and womenswear brings more and more androgyny to the catwalk, with boxy silhouettes and loose-fitting garments dominating the week.
The resilient trend of velvet is carried forward into AW17, but this time we see clashing of textures that create busy, and almost dishevelled looks that somehow retain their luxury.
Double denim returns! The ‘80s in general still feels prevalent in a lot of collections, with patterns and shapes reminiscent of the era.
PRINT ON PRINT
No-one knows bold and bright print clashes quite like Diane Von Furstenberg. The clashing of colours and prints remained at-large across a multitude of shows.
This season was awash with oversized silhouettes that felt larger-than-life.
Streetwear is another huge trend that’s not going away anytime soon.
With London Fashion Week in full swing, there’s something we can be sure of from the capital – good street style. We have a great reputation for it, and whatever comes out of London this year, we can predict that it’s going to be good.
Check back next week for more.
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