New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019/2020

New York Fashion Week this season showed more diversity and inclusivity, which was a refreshing change. This lead came mainly from the younger designers who showed the older designers the future of fashion. In contrast to this, there was also a nostalgic retro feel about many designers shows, who looked to the passed for inspiration.

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Paris F/W Fall Winter 2018-2019

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Strong silhouettes and lots of dresses, came down the Chloe runway this season. There were drop-waist dresses, with knife-pleats and others with embroidery,  open V-neck shirt dresses worn with a pendant necklace. There was also, chunky knit worn with a pleated lace insert skirt, a trench coat, and jodhpur jogger trousers and blazer.


The show featured a mixture of women’s and men’s wear on the runway together for the first time. There where extreme bulky layered silhouettes in the finale, inspired by 90s snowboarders layered outfits. Balenciaga have a World Food Programme initiative at the moment, from August 2018 for six months, they will donate 10% of each WFO branded product.

Miu Miu

Opening the show was American actress Elle Fanning, she wore a neck scarf and camel donkey jacket with beehive hair. There where also bomber jackets in leather, patent and one in stone-wash denim.

Saint Laurent

There were leather and velvet shorts, and mini dresses. Along with tailored jackets, cropped jeans and embroidered blouses and even a full menswear collection. The finale featured a collection of colourful sparkling evening dresses.


The show was a predominately monochrome palette with accents of green and metallic in some of the dresses. Givenchy are now fur free with four realistic retro looking faux fur coats opening the show. English Heritage fabrics also featured with tailored dogstooth coats.

Isabel Marant

We saw wool blanket-style coats and reversed sheepskin, a white lace blouse worn with wide-cuffed jeans and a western shirts tucked into ruched mini skirts, chunky knits with colourful quilting patterns, and short floral prairie dresses worn with thigh-high cowboy boots.

Dries Van Noten

The show opened with a collection of coats and parkas with soft silhouettes, rounded shoulders and oversized. Some were prints drawn free hand and others had glistening embroidery. Sportswear was mixed with classic tailoring and dresses. Skirts and dresses also had feathers and were worn with voluminous blouses.

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Emerging Designer: Molly Goddard

Molly Goddard specialises in traditional hand-craft techniques such as hand pleating, smocking and crocheting. Goddard started her label in 2014 and has earned many accolades, including from Rihanna who counts her as one of her favourite designers. After her first show she was swiftly taken up by Dover Street Market and was a finalist in this year’s LVMH’s young fashion designer prize. She also won the British Emerging Talent award at the 2016 Fashion Awards.

Her work has been described as “dishevelled bohemian crossed with punk princess”. She personally say’s of her work “There’s a clumsiness … a slight awkwardness to [my designs] in that they’re a bit wonky and imperfect.”

Her clothes also are also stocked at Trading Museum Comme des Garcons, I.T, Browns, Boon the Shop and Club 21.

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Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 Highlights

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Saint Laurent

Staged under the Eiffel Tower, the show consisted of short bubble style dresses, one shoulder glitter dresses, fringe boots, embellished bomber jackets for men and leather mixed with lace.

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Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 Highlights

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Alberta Ferretti

Shiny silk lamé, Grecian dresses and jumpsuits graced the runway along with black swimsuits and bikinis which were cut-out in the back or had strings wrapped around the waist. The pastel trend was embraced with a collection of lamé blouses that were tied at the waist and paired with sharp trousers.

No 21

Opening the show, the collection encompassed lingerie-inspired silhouettes which were ultra-feminine, in shades of pink and nude, with feathers and touches of sparkle. There were also leather parkas layered on top and hoodies trimmed with crystals. As well as transparent black silk, burgundy leather and leopard print layered with translucent silk for the finale.


The Gucci show had a retro theme, with glitter and sparkle, heritage tweed and 80s shoulders. A leather suit appliquéed with musical notes and a purple sequin suit with lime green snakes, had a 70s glam rock influences.


Spider motifs and distorted zebra and leopard prints were scattered throughout the collection. A jewelled panel studded coat was the standout piece. Of note accessories were studded brogues and pointed kitten heel slingbacks worn with printed knee-high socks.

Max Mara

Maxi skirts slashed into strips of fabric and worn with neat knitwear were followed by sharp jumpsuits. Printed on leather or a sand coloured trench coat were woven heritage logo motifs. Also floral spray prints appeared across suits, coats and bags.


Light dresses and bowling skirts were worn with skinny knits, there was also a ribbon draped blouse and an off-the-shoulder denim dress. The green coat with flowers inlaid into the leather was a really great piece.


Cotton T-shirts were worn with full skirts gathered by sporty straps. Dresses and parkas had plant motif on them. The highlight was a white trench coat with oversized angled pockets. There was also a yellow jumpsuit and a bold green mac with strap fastenings.


The collection encompassed incredible floral pieces as well ballet inspired outfits. Particularly the biker inspired ballerina. Model of the moment Kaia Gerber came out in a pale blue tutu, biker jacket, hat and boots.

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