Spring 2018 was quite the month. With the new appointments at Calvin Klein and Chloe and 3 major New York fashion houses showing in Paris, there was much to anticipate. Let’s recap some of the juicy highlights:
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“American horror, American dreams,” Raf Simons explained. Staying with the slightly eerie Americana tropes from last season, the Belgian designer says he was inspired by TV and films. Indeed, his models looked like they came straight out of a film: the hero, the damsel, the culprit and the villain. The cowboy boots, constructed collared shirts and denim offered hints of nostalgia while keeping it all so “Raf” with Andy Warhol prints plastered onto the dresses.
That Louis Vuitton Sneaker
It seems as though everyone had their heads wrapped around Ghesquiere’s idea of a sensible shoe: a sneaker. The entire fashion community on Instagram felt compelled to post it onto their feeds – could this be next season’s It shoe?
Off White x Princess Diana
Inspiration is everywhere, even in the unlikeliest of places. It seems that way of Virgil Abloh and his team at Off White where his team spent hours studying the on and off-duty looks of… the late Princess Diana. Sunglasses hung around the model’s necks with a sunglass strap, high white socks, denim on denim and of course, gowns. This collection was an ode to the late and great Diana while still maintaining the uber coolness that is Off White
Gucci Down to the Socks
If you weren’t at the Gucci show during Milan fashion week, you might as well say you didn’t go to Milan fashion week at all. It’s remarkable at what Alessandro Michele did to Gucci. At a time in fashion where there was boring minimalism and safe styling, he hit everyone hit everyone over their heads with his loud maximalism. With a whopping 109 looks, his “ugly-chic” collection will guarantee another profitable quarter.
Images courtesy of Vogue and Conde Nast.