From sheer transparencies to saturated color and fringe galore, it’s been a season of big statements full of energy and optimism.
Satin and Shine
Satin was the dominant fabric during the London shows for two great reasons. First, its sheen instantly elevates any silhouette; second, its inherent fluidity and lightness makes it comfortable to wear all night long. Designers from Christopher Kane to Roksanda opted for liquid evening gowns and dresses. Pictured: Simone Rocha, Peter Pilotto, Roksanda, Christopher Kane.
The Italian runways were brimming with a quintessential celebratory element — made livelier with party pieces that can be shaken from dusk till dawn. Pictured: Vionnet, Bottega Veneta, Marco De Vincenzo, Salavtore Ferragamo.
Designers have long mined far-flung cultures for inspiration, this season landing in Japan with mandarin collars and kimono styles that featured prominently on the runways. Pictured: Blumarine, Albino Teodoro, Jil Sander, Gucci.
It’s festive, it’s glamorous and it’s sheer! Tulle was the fabric of preference at the Milan shows. Pictured: Vivetta, Fausto Puglisi, Brognano, Antonio Marras.
Multipockets and multizippers seemed fitting for the multi-hyphenate women of today. Pictured: Tod’s Prada, Sportmax, Gabriele Colangelo.
Raf Simons spoke about the American dream again for spring, which he depicted his own particular way; while Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia’s was a cheerful, spirited rally with tons of stripes and stars in between from Self-Portrait, Phillip Lim and Maria Cornejo. Pictured: Calvin Klein, Monse, Zero + Maria Cornejo, 3.1. Phillip Lim.