The past few weeks have seen some of the world’s capitals cities open their doors (and runways) to the fashion pack, as the Autumn Winter Ready-to-Wear collections for 2016/17 were shown. New York, London, Paris and Milan all took their turn to play host, as the newest batch of designer creations made their debuts. There were a staggering number of designers this year, from small boutique labels, to the grand maisons, and everything in between. And with plenty of shows to choose from, you can be sure that the high street will be taking inspiration from some of the looks that made it down the catwalk. We’ve taken a closer look at three of our favourite collections, and are crossing our fingers that some, if not all, of these ideas will soon be easily recreated (you know, on a not-so-front-row budget!).
The Greek designer Mary Katrantzou has earned a loyal following of fans, thanks to her beautiful work with pattern. Always a great collection for colours, her latest presentation, was a more muted, sophisticated affair, harking back to 1950s America. Maybe it’s our love of all things Mad Men, but something made us want to try all of it on, ASAP. And of course, the devil is in the details, which included embroidered trousers, flamboyant skirt hems, and multicoloured headscarves.
It seems Ricardo Tisci can do no wrong. Just as the weather was picking up with the odd day of February sunshine, he made us want to change our outfit and wear one of the label’s leopard print stoles instead. This is a rich, dark collection and the mix of black and rusty tones is going to look so good against Autumn leaves, we’re actually excited for the weather to start to turn again! Finishing touches came in the form of military style cuffs, decorated boot heels, and textured skullcaps.
Dior is just one of those brands that we place our full trust in. We could shop from this collection with our eyes shut and chances are we’d be pretty pleased with our lucky dip. It was Parisian perfection once again, with pops of colour, floral delights and dreamy A-Line cut skirts. We also spied stiffened shirt collars, cut away flats and a modern take on the Bardot neckline. J’adore.