The autumn/winter fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris stirred a worldwide craze as their models walked the runways wearing dark hues, bold colours and lots of shimmer. We cover many of the brands that made heads turn.
Time and Space by Christian Dior
Could the venue design—like a dark galactic chamber with endless mirror panels and arches—have been a reflection of the house’s uncertain future at the time of the show. With slicked-back buns and glossy, almost-black lips, the moody Dior models toughened up pretty structural coats and warm knits. Maria Grazia Chiuri has since been named creative director, the house’s first woman in the role.
New Era by Balenciaga
All eyes were on the debut of Demna Gvasalia, the Georgian designer behind high-end streetwear label Vetements. Classic Balenciaga silhouettes were translated onto seemingly pedestrian clothes, creating an undeniably cool and wearable collection. Opera coats and cocoon jackets became oversized puffy jackets and windbreakers that hung off the shoulders. It’s safe to say we won’t be the only ones bundling up in Balenciaga this winter.
Flying Colours by Salvatore Ferragamo
Massimiliano Giornetti employed the full spectrum of the rainbow. Graphic zig-zag patterns were painted in pastels, bright colour combos were plastered onto shirts, skirts and bags, and the house’s signature nappa leather was crafted into a tailored coat complete with zig-zag waist belt for that extra colour detail.
For an in-depth look at another fashion trends from New York, Milan, London and Paris Autumn/Winter shows, check out our next articles, or flip through the pages of our Indonesia Tatler September 2016
(Text by Justine Lee Photo by Jason Lloyd-Evans)