Missed all the action at New York, London and Milan Fashion Weeks? Here’s everything you need to know about the spring/summer 2017 collections so far.
New Yorkers Know How to Put On A Good Show
Marc Jacobs always goes all out and this season he transformed the Hammerstein Ballroom into a 1990s rave complete with club kids with dreadlocks and in 9-inch platforms. Alexander Wang’s front row included celebs like Madonna who was decked out in his new collection for adidas. Hood by Air was another celeb favourite due to their new status as streetwear’s new label du jour (take that Vetements). Perhaps the only major failure was Kanye West’s Yeezy show which had editors waiting in 100 degree heat and models fainting.
See Now-Buy Now Is Here To Stay
Following on from New York where big labels like Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger led charge, British brands including Burberry, Preen and Topshop Unique followed suit with looks that were available to buy immediately after they were shown on the runway. It made sense then that the Brits sent out plenty of commercial-friendly, feminine colelctions packed with dresses, ruffles and poufy sleeves at brands like Simone Rocha and J.W. Anderson.
The Italians Are Rocking
Gucci’s Alessandro Michele may have put Milan back on the fashion map but this season he’s not the only one (we still love his maximalist look which now includes fantastical dragon prints). Bottega Veneta celebrated its 50th Anniversary with an amazing cast of models including Lauren Hutton and luxurious, elegant clothes that could work on any age or woman. Prada’s were equally desirable with colourful checks and wrap skirts (she threw in big knickers for good measure). Donatella Versace made nylon parkas and track pants super sexy and glam. Dolce & Gabanna went all out with colourful prints featuring fish, spaghetti and even ice cream cones. What was our favourite look of the week? Marni’s slouchy pleated dresses.
Crocs are back
We thought we’d seen it all until Christopher Kane sent Crocs down the runway in London. Of course they weren’t your pedestrian variety – his came covered in a marble-print, sparkling rocks and crystals. If you’re not a fan don’t fret – the other big shoe trend so far? Flatforms.
It’s all about the Hadids
Forget supers like Naomi Campbell – thanks to a rampant following on social media, Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella, have been dominating catwalks and feeds since New York. It all began when Gigi unveiled a highly anticipated collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger. By Milan, she was strutting down the runway with her sister in tow at Moschino and later at Maxmara. After the show Gigi was harassed by a reporter who tried to grab her crocth. God knows what’s in store for Paris.