I must admit I get quite excited every single time there’s a new Fashion Week around the corner – that’s because even though I am not a fan of blindly following trends, I do love finding some fresh inspiration to incorporate into my personal style, straight from the runway. Sometimes there’s more, sometimes less, but a little something for everyone!
I have to start by saying that even though I am based in London, I completely dislike attending Fashion Week. Yes, I have been there more than once…even went to Paris Fashion Week once. Don’t get me wrong, as much as I respect designers, their amazing shows, products and tremendous work…oh boy, I simply avoid the peacocking and the streetwear theatre which are going on outside the shows. It simply fatigues me. With that being said, let’s discover a few of my favourites.
Among my top preferences for the next season is Erdem Moralioglu – his collection is inspired by the great Cecil Beaton, whom the designer seems to very well relate to: “He created who he would become. He wasn’t born into a family of the aristocracy. He wasn’t a socialite. He was a middle-class kid with parents who had quite a boring background”. All his gorgeous pieces seem to transcend time, while also remaining modern – delicate knitwear, amazing florals, surrealist-inspired designs, all under a gracious, subtle, almost forgotten femininity which is present in all his work.
We then have Cristopher Kane and those jaw-dropping dresses. I truly need them all in my life! His collection was inspired by the triangle, which for him is the strongest symbol in nature, its points representing woman, man and nature itself. The lace bralette dresses are truly a bold and fresh take on the evening dress, which surprisingly or not, doesn’t look vulgar or cheap. It simply screams ‘power’. The knits, pleats and sparkly details are ‘oh, so beautiful’!
Victoria Beckham was also a pleasant surprise, with her “gentle rebellion” against the midi hemline which continues to stay in fashion, even after six seasons. And that my friend, in our fast-forward fashion world, it’s a long time! I love the sophisticated simplicity of her all-black designs, with accents of silver, gold and leather. A timeless collection which you won’t regret investing in.
Clothes that you can actually wear and which you will most likely want in your wardrobe ASAP? Rejina Pyo is your go-to girl. Grown-up browns, beige and cream, slick black leather and pops of colour…what more could you ask for? Minimalism at its best.
Because I also love being an eccentric at times, I will make sure to also mention Marques’Almeida: intricate ruffles, bold stripes, maximalist fur, plus fun colours and prints. It’s everything I want to wear to this summer’s festivals. Love the ‘oversized everything’ aesthetics inspired with the 70s and 90s, with a very modern feel.
Last but not least – a return to earthy tones via Burberry, in Ricardo Tisci’s new collection “Memories”. The iconic house check was used on almost every piece, in every form possible. A visual feast in which I got obsessed with their coats, jackets and blazers. Simply gorgeous.
There were many other amazing collections, which I won’t mention here now, as I believe a top five should suffice in order for you to get a clear idea of the new season and its top trends.
Please remember, trends are great and fun, but nothing compares to having your own strong personal style in which to incorporate a few of these, but still staying true to yourself and your personality. Take only what is 100% “YOU”.