As the ninth month of the year has drawn to a close (yes, you read that right − the ninth month!) it also brings with it time to finally review all the showings from across fashion month. From New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks, the cream of the fashion crop showcased what we can expect to see moving forward in the coming months, predicting the new as well as the robust trends that look set to remain on the circuit for a little while longer.
Every fashion week brings with it a plethora of designers reinventing their house while sticking true to their roots and trademark aesthetic. And with Riccardo Tisci taking the reins at Burberry and Hedi Slimane at Celine, the fashion world had more than just the one change to anticipate in September. So, pour a glass of wine and let us catch you up on the past four weeks in fashion.
Tie-dye is back
One only needs to ask Prada and Chloe to know that tie-dye is well and truly back for the season, meaning it’s time to rummage through your wardrobe and find your threads from middle school. Chloe paired the vibrant t-shirt print with platform purple heels and multi-coloured shorts, whereas Prada chose to accompany their tie-dye offerings with crystal embellishments and alabaster fascinators.
Athleisure wear is still reigning supreme for off-duty clothing
Leave it to Virgil Abloh at Off-White to make active wear a fashion week worthy affair, featuring Adelaide’s very own Adut Akech in show stopping white-and-neon yellow tulle. In a show aptly titled ‘Track and Field’, Nike embossed singlets, bodysuits, crop tops and tracksuit trousers reinforced the idea that active wear outside the gym will be staying around, at least for a little while longer (we’re not complaining).
Flowers for the (Australian) spring are still ground-breaking
Stefano Gabanna and Domenico Dolce, of Dolce & Gabanna, stepped away from their fruit prints and sent their mixed-bag of models, featuring British aristocracy and a former First Lady of France, down the runway in flowing floral prints reminiscent of summers in the South of Italy. In shades of lipstick red, seafoam and buttercup yellow, floral printed dresses, blouses and stockings featured heavily in their collection.
Hedi Slimane took on the fashion pack and the fashion pack are mixed
Under Hedi Slimane, every image on the Celine Instagram account was deleted in September. Under Hedi Slimane, the inflection above the first E in Celine was removed in September. And, under Hedi Slimane, a collection of garments walked the runway at Celine dividing those from within the industry due to their similarity of his work at Saint Laurent. One cannot argue that the garments walked were well-crafted and contemporarily chic, but we will leave it to you to make your own judgement call on the overall delivery of the collection.
2018 being the year of experimental fashion isn’t over just yet
ICYMI, Dior presented a collection inspired by dance and while the dresses were just as expected, one shoe presented a uniquely infused take on the inspiration. In this case, the photo certainly does the talking…
Images via WWD and Elle.