Fashion weeks period is over and we explored the hottest trends for Autumn-Winter 16/17 season from New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion shows.
New York Fashion Week
This year New York fashion week showed us a variety of splendid gowns and embellished coats, stagger heels, and extreme accessorizes. But what about the trends that we can realistically wear in Autumn 2016? Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Proenza Schouler and others showed us wonderful wearable clothes that every fashionista will be all over.
From left: Proenza Schouler, Protagonist, Baja East, and Banana Republic
Mini Skirt Suits
You remember Cher and Dionne from Clueless? Yes, the 90’s mini skirt suit is back. Tory Burch and Michael Kors showed their look combining color- contrasting tweed, white T-shirt and a hoodies. Great combo for everyday look.
From left: Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and Jason Wu
Tethered, Tied, and Linked
Looks like stewing machines are not in use anymore. Designers, as Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang concentrated on the construction of the outfits, connecting the fabrics with oversized laces, metal links and whip-stitching to create the edgy look.
From left: Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Alexander Wang
Shearling jackets have been always preset at New York Fashion Week, but this time they come in more diverse colors and cuts. Classic black or brown in cropped or cocoon shape.
From left: Altuzarra, Kate Spade, Dion Lee, and Lacoste
Designers are recreating simple denim by cutting and sewing different pairs of jeans together to create an exclusive and artsy vibe. Great combo with a pair of ankle boots.
From left: Tome, Public School, Rag & Bone, and Rebecca Taylor
London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week was more about feminine and glamorous mood comparing to New York’s one. Though, we still could observe some funky style at Preen and Alexander McQueen. In addition, buttons, zips, trims, sequins were adding some artful vibes. Also there were oversized and supersized coats.
Ruffles and Frills
JW Anderson was all about the ruffles on it, round it and down it. Even shoes and bags were decorated with frills. Roksanda, Peter Pilotto, Preen and Simone Rocha all featured the pretty ruffles and frills in their collections.
Christopher Kane had all things feathered. At Christopher Kane ostrich feathers burst from backless trainers and marabou feathers in all colors burst from hips, shoulders and coat lapels; McQueen gorgeous silk coats closed the show.
One of the best pieces was at Johnny Coca’s inaugural show for Mulberry- capes with metal rivets. Erdem has designed his with sequins while Roksanda’s came in royal blue. Sarah Burton created gorgeous floor lengths and shimmering capes embroidered with moons and stars.
“What is modern cocktail wear?” JW Anderson asked himself, when considering his autumn collection. While designers continue to talk about toughening our outerwear up for day; by night, it got a lot more fun and womanly. Anderson’s reply to himself came in the form of electric blue ruffled ra-ra skirts worn with single shoulder tops, while Preen had slinky body-hugging velvet dresses and at Burberry we loved the short brocade pleated tennis dress or the shimmering fringe mini number.
Glittered sequins were seen in multitude catwalks, either as decorations or total outfits. Burberry decorated short shift dresses, Erdem showed flare dresses with black sequin.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Milan Fashion Week
Milan showed us some of its signature luxury on the runways. Glamorous characters at Gucci, bombshells at Versace, fairytale mood at Dolce&Gabbana and cheeky fashionistas at Prada.
Embellished coats of diverse styles were storming down Milan runways, from Gucci’s and Giorgio Armani’s printed ones to lurex styled at D&G.
Lace Them Up
All bout laces; Tod’s hiking boots and Prada cut out wedges showed up on the runways of Milan Fashion Week.
Broad and small, horizontal and vertical, colorful stripes popped up on sweaters, carwash skirts, and, even, on bell sleeves. Wear all over for a maximalist approach.
Long Knit Scarf
Long patterned knit scarves appeared on the runways and they look just amazing. We can throw them over a shoulder, as seen at Roberto Cavalli and Bottega Veneta or just make a loop as at Etro and Missoni.
Paris Fashion Week
The last word for the Fall Winter 16/17 trends falls for Paris and French collections can tell us a lot, from the cool Isabel Marant to Chanel traditional tweed.
Elie Saab has moved his focus in a more youthful direction with leather jackets put over the romantic dresses and skirts. Decorated with fringe and floralshis Fall-Winter 2016/17 collection was rock and roll chic.
1980’s has inspired many designers to create their looks featuring puffed shoulders and ruffle silhouettes. Isabel Marant showed oversized sweaters and coats for the upcoming fall season.
Designers had fun playing with prints and patterns. Fall Winter season is all about prints on tops and dresses.
Fall-Winter season doesn’t mean that everything should be covered up. Multiple designers featured the off shoulder looks either in dresses or outerwear pieces. Dior designed its dresses with open shoulders.
Up all night
Paris is the best hub for parties – so agrees Saint Laurent with its dresses made of tulle, extreme shoulders and mini skirts. Followed by Anthony Vaccarell short formulas, Givenchy and Chanel laces.