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All the pieces of Victoria’s collection were highly desirable and wearable. Victoria said backstage “This collection shows the many powers of femininity, how delicacy can be strong.” The palette of colours were dusty rose, lilac and powder blue and vibrant red. Check shirts were worn with light pencil skirts. Oversize shirts were teamed up with wide-legged pants and boxy blazer and slim pants. The new glitter Harper slippers were a highly desirable item.
The theme this time for Calvin Klein had a sinister edge, referencing classic American horror movies. The set featured giant pom-poms and axes inspired by The Shining’s “Here’s Johnny” scene. There was cool denim and colour-block cowboy shirts. Nylon full-skirted Fifties skirts and dresses were masterfully constructed. The new motifs were Andy Warhol prints from the artist’s “Death and Disaster” series.
Devon Aoki opened the show in a silver glittered moto jacket over a graphic T-shirt dress. Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Slick Woods, Liberty Ross and Gigi Hadid all wore camo jackets which were teamed with sweatshirt dresses, emblazoned with graphic cartoons and glitter. This was also the 20th anniversary of Scott’s line.
Fenty x Puma
The collection was a mix of biker, surf and scuba influences with detailing such as sheer mesh, industrial zippers, adjustable lacing and toggles. The must have item though were the motocross-inspired anoraks in poppy colours. The footwear was thong sandals appearing with surf-style ankle straps, stomper boots.
Diane von Furstenberg
The collection encompassed bold hand-painted florals on floaty sundresses, and wide-leg trousers with a bold stripe. Colour-block handkerchief-hem dresses and an one-shoulder black dress with white piping and colourful floral embroidery.
Phillip Lim 3.1
Clean lines, crisp shirts, tailoring and ruffles were presented by Phillip Lim 3.1. Minimalist suiting and slip dresses layered over a white T-shirt were nighties inspired. Cotton ruffle shirts looked seamless, worn with asymmetrically tiered skirts, in combinations of solid black and beige. A trench had the sleeves sliced off, a pinstriped blazer that was cropped, was tightly wrapped around the body and worn with a matching handkerchief skirt.
The show featured a floaty polkadot dress and a pair of black trousers trimmed with bows. Striped tailored suits, followed by sparkly chiffon with a single puff shoulder.
Wang’s touring street show saw models exiting their party bus with models wearing tiaras. There were skinny denim jeans with one leg covered in silver studs, cut-offs layered over leather leggings. Off-the-shoulder tops were worn with silk camis or a sports bra and jackets were sliced in half and worn as skirts.
The core pieces comprised of shine, satin, and lots of sparkle, which glammed up jackets and slip dresses. New were heavily glittered dresses and retro patchwork denim. Americana was a definite trend for spring/summer, and part of the Coach’s DNA, with its signature leather jackets, varsity and prairie dresses.
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