To be frank, I was hesitating a bit whether I write this post, but eventually my own curiosity convinced me. Because although I was dealing with these shows quite a lot, it’s always a good thing to make a summery and look at them at the same time. It’s much easier to pick up your favorites, right? Ok, maybe not, but still, some repetition has never hurt anybody, especially not knowledge. 🙂
And there’s one more thing, this summery is pretty subjective. What I saw and what was important me to highlight, so maybe to others would see something totally different. I’d curious what are those though. So, if you have something in mind, don’t hesitate to share.
1, Vintage/Retro style or Age of Maximalism
Chanel, Christian Dior, Vittorino Campos, Gucci, Rosie Assoulin, Rag & Bone Bally, Marco de Vincenzo
At this point, I think there’s no need to write pages of the Maximalism Phenomena. Since Alessandro Michele burst into the collective mind a few years ago, Vintage/Retro/Granny chic/Personal – call it whatever you want – style is The Thing. Feel free to mix and match any colors, prints, layers and details. The more unique is the better. And who could argue with that?
2, Casual/Sporty Vibes
Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Vittorino Campos, Rosie Assoulin, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, Bally, Tome, Marco de Vincenzo
High fashion has never been more casual, sporty and comfy like now. Athleisure, right? Jeans, flats, knitwear suits, socks, proper wear for every season. This is the age when no designers dictate trends, but the street style. Here is the recipe: collect every comfy, unique stuff, start mixing and matching them, and you’re more trendy and unique than ever. Paradox? Yeah, it is, but this is fashion, folks.
Louis Vuitton, Vittorino Campos, Ellery, Rag & Bone, Elizabeth & James, Tome
Are you not into maximalism? Fear not, as minimalism is still here too. It’s not so trendy anymore, but classic which is equally right. Wear head to toe neutrals, jumpsuits, slip dresses and flats. Comfort and casual is the key.
4, Feminine Details
Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Gucci, Vitorino Campos, Ellery, Rosie Assoulin, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tome
Frills, ruched details, plates, ties. Blend these feminine details with tomboyish, comfy or edgy pieces and you’re done. I think there’s no woman who could not relate.
5, Prints, Prints, Prints
Chanel, Christian Dior, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Elizabeth & James, Marco de Vincenzo, Ellery
Mostly floral but we have tartan and stripes too. I guess this is the result of the retro/vintage/maximalist direction, but it goes pretty well with minimalism too. If you want to play safe, you can choose one print at time but it’s nothing wrong with clashing more of them either. Just pay attention to the proportions and color coordination.
6, Wide leg pants
Louis Vuitton, Vittorino Campos, Ellery, Rosie Assoulin, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, Tome, Marco de Vincenzo
Wide legs are going nowhere as we can see it above, as comfort and casual are still key elements. They could be longer or cropped, but usually have high waist to make the legs even longer. But they’re equally stylish to wear under some longer shirts or knitwear too.
7, Statement Sleeves
Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Gucci, Vittorino Campos, Ellery, Rosie Assoulin, Rag & Bone, Tome
Pants are wide and there’s something special in sleeves too. They could be extra long, puffy, flared or ruched too, the important thing is to rock them. I especially love long, flare sleeves.
8, Muted vs Vibrant Colors
Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Vittorino Campos, Rosie Assoulin, Tome, Elizabeth & James, Rag & Bone, Bally, Marco de Vincenzo
Where are the times when everything was black and/or white? Now color is cool again. But what I like the most, those are the muted colors! Especially rainbow striped muted colors! There’s something so special and so fresh in these. Just love them.
Nothing really new, right? Of course these are pre-summer collections but the changes in fashion are obvious. Designers are rocking the same trends what we have for a while. Maximalism? Check. Retro ans sporty vibes? Check. Minimalism? Check. Feminine details? Wide legs and statement sleeves? Prints? Check, check and check. Probably the only new thing is here are those brilliant muted colors. And you know what? Maybe this is the best thing what could ever happen to fashion. At least we don’t have to freshen up our whole wardrobe, right? 🙂
What do you think and which show(s) and trend(s) are your favorite(s)?
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