Both New York and London Fashion Week are now over and, even with Milan underway and Paris still to come, people are debating whether these events are still significant or not.
As we already know, many designers have already expressed their concern on the use of the internet, especially social media, before and during the shows. Fashion week is actually aimed to the press and buyers, and there is a waiting period of six months before the collections will be available to customers. The problem with sharing online is that anybody can see the pieces straight from the runway, and people will expect to be able to purchase the items immediately. Now designers are trying to find a solution for this issue, with many of them having decided to make their collections available immediately after their shows.
Perhaps the Fashion Week format needs to be updated, but it’s certainly an unmissable event for every fashionista out there. Let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than get some outfit inspiration from celebrities on the front row and to see how models rock different outfits on the catwalk, hair and makeup included.
That being said, let’s just enjoy Fashion Month and catch up on the highlights and trends for A/W 2016 seen so far in New York and London.
J.Crew – NYFW
Topshop Unique – LFW
Real or faux, fur is going to be one of the biggest trends for the next season. From colourful versions to classic coats and shearling jackets.
Marchesa – NYFW
Roksanda – LFW
Sleeves, hems and even accessories are adorned with ruffles and frills.
Adam Selman – NYFW
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi – LFW
Velvet has made a comeback. Not only black, but other colours such as pink, red and green are used to create elegant and sensual looks.
Sequins and metallics
Erdem – LFW
Julien Macdonald – LFW
Get ready to dazzle in metallic gowns and sequins, another major trend of the season.
Marc Jacobs – NYFW
Christopher Kane – LFW
From coats and bombers to extra-long sleeves and trousers, everything must be oversized.
Masculine meets Feminine
Ralph Lauren – NYFW
Burberry – LFW
The famous androgynous style is not going anywhere. Suits, sweaters, jackets and more get updated in a feminine way.
1970s chic at NYFW
Diane von Furstenberg
Alice + Olivia
Jumpsuits, leather, flares and bell sleeves are just some of the details that brought a retro vibe at New York Fashion Week. Diane von Furstenberg was inspired by the disco era, while Alice + Olivia showed New York’s downtown art.
Marc Jacobs Goth-Chic
Marc Jacobs closed NYFW with a mix of goth, punk and grunge, dark hues, oversized items, long coats and an appearance by Lady Gaga.
Alexander McQueen back in London
With a collection inspired by night and butterflies, Sarah Burton showed a magnificent collection, completed with moths, owls, stars, moons, lace, organza and 1930s/1940s silhouettes.
Burberry Collection available immediately
Burberry was the first brand to announce major changes, not only regarding the collections but also the fashion shows. In fact, the annual events are going to be just two instead of four. Later this year, after the second show in September, customers will be able to buy the pieces immediately. For this collection, Christopher Bailey chose a patchwork of many things, with lots of classic items revisited, For example, cashmere military coats, python trench coats with mini dresses and sequins pieces, selected to complete the outfits.