Fashion Month is always so hectic in the world of PR, with so many events to organise, breakfasts to attend and influencers to dress (it’s a hard life), that sometimes actually taking note of what’s on the catwalks for next season takes a back seat. As the first Fashion Month of 2017 draws to a close in Paris this week, I’ve taken a look at my highlights from each of the four fashion capitals.
New York Fashion Week – Zadig & Voltaire
The Paris-born brand marked its 20th anniversary with its NYFW debut, showcasing a collection that perfectly combined the glamour of French women with the coolness of their New York counterparts. Chic tailored pieces were mixed with a sporty, bright aesthetic for a range (mostly Autumn Winter 2017, with eight ‘see now buy now’ pieces included in the mix) that captured the cool elegance that Zadig & Voltaire is known for.
London Fashion Week – Burberry
As with most British fashion lovers, one of the highlights of every Fashion Month for me is the Burberry show. Continuing its ‘see now buy now’ premise for this season, the mixed mens and womenswear catwalk showed deconstructed knitwear, oversize shirts and the brand’s signature outerwear, with lace, ruffles and frills adding an ethereal vibe to the quintessentially British look.
Milan Fashion Week – Versace
With big names like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid walking, Versace’s show was always going to be a memorable one. For Autumn Winter 2017, sports luxe mixed with black tailoring to create a new take on power dressing, with a clear message on empowerment and feminism spelled out – slogans like ‘equality’ and ‘unified’ were emblazoned across sweatshirts, beanie hats, shirt collars and mesh skirts.
Paris Fashion Week – Saint Laurent
The Saint Laurent show is always a favourite of mine, and its Fall offering didn’t disappoint. With its signature punky, gothic influences, the collection mixed high-shine PVC and leather with tuxedo style dresses, oversized jackets and chunky knits for in my opinion, the perfect winter catwalk.
With the hotly anticipated Chanel and Louis Vuitton shows scheduled for the next couple of days, I’m dying to see what the Fashion Month finale has in store.
– Ellen Kelly, Director and Co-Founder