Hello! I wanted to do a thorough round up of this season’s catwalk shows, and I figured the best place to start was by showing you my favourite collections from each city. I’m aiming to round up anyting similar available at the moment, and then pick out the colours and looks that were most popular.
Now, I understand some of you are scratching your heads, wondering why on earth a plus size girl is looking at clothes that will never fit her? It does seem a bit odd! But the reason why I do it is because a) what happens on the runway eventually filters down to the high street, and I like knowing where the influences from my clothes have come from, and b) I LIKE LOOKING AT PRETTY CLOTHES, OK!?
To be fair, even if I could fit into these clothes I still couldn’t have them as I’d never be able to afford them! (Hell, even Primark are out of my price range right now.)
I have to say, my tastes are very much out of step with the majority of the fashion press (mostly because I am a massive girly girl who doesn’t really care for minimalism!) but that’s why I’m just a blogger and not a proper journo. Do let me know what you liked!
All images courtesy of Womens Wear Daily.
Marc Jacobs pretty much pwned this season’s 70’s luxe aesthetic with this, MBMJ and Louis Vuitton. This was my favourite, though.
Oscar De La Renta almost made me weep at the delicate perfection of those dresses. Guess I never stopped wanting to be a princess.
Rodarte was just adorably kooky, and the colours are so warm. Love the wood print, too!
Notables: Prabal Gurung, Betsey Johnson, Marchesa, Nicholas K
Erdem are always exciting and slotted in nicely with the garden party/ballerina theme. The patchwork prom dress is my favourite.
Mary Katrantzou went for full on trompe l’oeil on her dresses this year with each one representing a dream interior. I’m sure to lots it was very one-note, but personally I was completely charmed.
Todd Lynn had a more austere and futuristic look, which I loved.
Notables: David Koma, Basso & Brooke, Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane
Francesco Scognamiglio‘s collection wasn’t too popular with the fashion press but I loved the silhouettes and fabrics used for his 10th anniversary collection.
Missoni was so bold and fun, the colours were stunning – the black accents made it all pop even more.
Versus – It makes me so happy that Versus is back. The fabrics and patterns are spliced and mixed together, but in a much more coherent way than most designers. Yay Chris Kane!
Notables: Alberta Ferretti, Fendi, Moschino C&C, D&G, Versace
Alexander McQueen – Sarah Burton’s first collection for the house was just stunning in every way. A lot of the shapes and regal motifs were similar to the late Lee himself, but even so, you could feel the more feminine and softer influence. Just beautiful.
Gareth Pugh always speaks to my inner goth, but with this season (and the video, too) he put a fair bit of cyber into his aesthetic. This collection is pretty much what I thought I’d be wearing in the ~future when I was wee.
Zac Posen was very much a sultry, almost burlesque aesthetic. If I could dress like this every day I absolutely would.
Notables: I loved loads of Parisien shows; Carven, Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens, Valentino, Lanvin (though I hated how he used his models of colour), Elie Saab, Hermes
So there you go! Did anyone else look through the collections this year? If so, what were your favourites?