The 2018 Spring/Summer Fashion Month has officially ended, which means that I am here to show you what some of my favorite shows and collections that were in each fashion week destination. All the designers in fashion week did such an incredible job, but below are just some key collections that needs to be mentioned. Also, I don’t know about you, but after watching these shows I want to buy all the pieces, but unfortunately the clothes don’t come off the runway until a bit later 🙁 Instead, I also created a shopping guide where I took inspiration from these collections!
(Creative Director: Han Chong)
Han Chong really killed it with this one. His collection incorporates many patterns from polka dots to bright florals. He kept some of Self-Portrait’s iconic silhouettes and played with a lot more patterns. Many of the tops had a bold cut whilst the bottoms where usually simpler. If you want to stand out from a crowd, definitely wear something from this collection and that’ll do the job. Overall the pieces were all very diverse and I can’t wait to get my hands on some.
(Creative Director: Stuart Vevers)
Coach’s collection definitely gave me a 1940s vibe. The color scheme in this collection had shiny metallics, muted tones, glossy textures,…. and did I mention glitter? There was A LOT of that. This collection may be inspired by 1940s fashion, but Vevers certainly added a youthful vibe by mixing textures and prints together.
(Creative Director: Christopher Bailey)
Color was basically all I saw in Burberry’s SS18 collection and I. LOVED. IT. The mix and matching of colors gave Burberry’s collection a hint of youth. Bailey’s designs also had a lot of bold and almost masculine cuts, however, he added some art deco inspired jewelry pieces to keep the look a bit more feminine.
(Creative Director: Tommy Hilfiger)
Tommy Hilfiger’s show was definitely a loud one. This collection included a heavy cool toned palette with pops of bright red. The collaboration between Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger made it so that some of the designs embodied a bit of Hadid’s person style. If you like edgy and very bold cuts, you’ll really enjoy this collection.
(Creative Director: Alessandro Michele)
Gucci was probably one of my top 3 favorite shows in fashion month. This collection was similar to Alessandro Michele’s past Gucci collections, where everything is super LOUD and “out there.” The way Michele mixed the patterns almost seems effortless. He mixed and matched patterns that would typically be seen as too chaotic, but somehow the styling complimented with the overall theme. The makeup was also super simple, but the hair was just as dramatic as the clothing.
(Creative Director: Massimiliano Giornetti)
Sometimes it’s not all about the glitz and glam. Giornetti kept it real classy with the SS18 collection. Satin was one of the main fabrics used in this collection so many of the looks were very simple and delicate. The set also worked in favor with this collection because it kept it more minimal and clean.
(Creative Director: Francesco Risso)
Marni was very wild in the best way possible (as per usual). This collection had little to no black and is 100% for those who love a good pastel color. This collection had many patterns and textures that were in the pastel color family. Risso continued Marni’s notorious look by adding a bunch of prints to the SS18 collection. The makeup in this set was just as bold as the clothes and complimented each other very well.
(Creative Director: Natacha Ramsay-Levi)
This is Natacha Ramasay-Levi’s debut as Chloe’s new creative director and she nailed this collection. She stuck with some of Chloe’s usual flowy and bohemian silhouettes, but also added a twist by adding many more structured cuts. A common theme that ran across the outfits was having the two contrasting cuts come together. If there’s anything you need to check out from this collection, it would be the new Drew bag that Levi’s upgraded…it is phenomenal!
Creative Director: Nicolas Ghesquiere
The Louis Vuitton SS18 show was filled with many surprises. The pieces were all individually unique, where each section of the show looked as if it came from a different era. An occurring trend that I noticed the stylist using was mixing loud patterns with softer cuts. This gave the overall looks a nice dynamic contrast. Ghesquiere also threw in a surprise for the fellow “Stranger Things” fans, and added a t-shirt that had the cast of the show on it. Even though I’m slightly addicted to that show, my favorite pieces from the collection were the ones with a “victorian era” inpspired print that had a modern and cutting edge silhouette.
Creative Director: Pierpaolo Piccioli
Saving the best for last…Valentino was probably my favorite show in fashion month. Piccioli definitely did not disappoint with this collection because it brought many different classic Valentino “looks” with the signature wine red color and the soft and feminine dresses. Valentino SS18 also had some different textures which includes plastic and subtle metallic embroideries. The thing that elevated the pieces was what Piccioli decided to use for the material. The cuts/designs alone were already beautiful, but the iridescence of the textures further enhanced this collection. The dreamy and almost moonlit theme is very apparent when one looks at the collection as a whole.
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