Fashion month is almost half way over! With New York and London wrapped, we anxiously await Paris and Milan. As always the month has been full of memorable and Instagrammable moments. From Selena Gomez and Anna Wintour sitting front row at Coach, to the cheeky hair and Anna Sui, and the lack of set at Marc Jacobs, we have been trying to keep up with it all. Check out some of our favourite looks, sets and moments from fashion month thus far!
The ultimate party girl designer, Alexander Wang ironically showcased his collection titled “No After Party” at NYFW. The slogan was played up on the brand’s social media and stamped across Ts, shorts, and (as seen on the models in the show) sheer tights, which can be purchased online for a steep $125 US (try not to snag those bad boys). Although Wang didn’t host an after party the collection featured all black ensembles that are begging to be worn on a night on the town. From catsuits, to leather shorts, mini fishnet dresses and chainmail-clad accessories, the collection was quintessential Alexander Wang.
From the raver girl last season to hip hop culture this season, Marc Jacobs continues to draw inspiration for his designs from the music scene. Unlike last season, and almost every season proceeding as Marc loves a spectacle, Jacobs stripped down the production to the bare essentials. There was no music, no iPhone photography permitted, and no set except a row of speakers and fold out metal chairs that the models nonchalantly perched on post walk. The scene that was created was so effortlessly cool that it flooded our Instagram feeds following the show despite the restriction on photography. The collection itself featured mini dresses paired with jackets, oversized statement hats, and a variety of track pants (comfy girls of the world rejoice!).
Continuing to make waves in the fashion industry, Ashley Graham made history at NYFW as the first plus size model to walk in the Michael Kors show. Joined by some of the most in-demand models in the industry, Michael said that they were all united by their confidence. The collection itself featured the classic American style the designer is known for but also incorporated some modern shapes and moderations including pea coats with slits at the pockets or puffy sleeved trenches. Kendall stole the show on the runway and afterwords on social media in a fringed sequins black part dress.
YEEZY Season 5
Always one of most highly anticipated shows of NYFW, this season Kanye switched a few things up. In terms of the presentation itself, Kanye chose to forgo his typical static presentation element that has been consistent across all previous seasons. Instead he opted to showcase the clothes digitally on large screens before having the models walk in a simple look. The collection built on previous seasons with similar oversized silhouettes, thigh high boots, and a deep colour palette. However, this season he introduced denim and incorporated more branding. Many pieces featured the adidas logo or iconic three stripes. Other pieces, as seen on the Kardashians in months leaded up to the show, were branded with Calabasas, the famous family’s neighbourhood, or Lost Hills, the name of a collaborative album Kanye is making with Drake.
By far our favourite set of fashion month thus far came from Anya Hindmarsh. Always one to be innovative with the runway itself (previous sets included neon lights, mirrors, and more), watching the model crisscross down this icy geometric structure was truly memorizing. The collection itself featured colour blocked felt and shearling ponchos and jackets in playful shades. Accessories included furry slip ons and cheeky purses embellished with dragonflies and leaves.
With Gigi opening the show and Bella closing, Versus Versace was bound to be a social media sensation. With the power of the Hadid sisters behind her, Donatella showed a collection that was dark, edgy, daring, and of course very sexy. True to the brand the collection sported short dresses, midriff barring tops, bold branded chokers and more. Matching the rocker feel models sported tousled, almost matted hair, and bold dark or coloured shadow across their eyes.
Next up, Milan!