The talk of the fashion world were THSOE Saint Laurent sparkling slouched boots. Personally, I am no fan of a slouched boot. Never have been and never will be it doesn’t help matters that most of the models were tragically skinny, but I didn’t enjoy the fit of them at all. I did however like a few items of clothing such as the velvet shoulder tied dress, it’s slit high and its material rich. The jumbo turtlenecks are also a personal favourite paired with a-symetric jacket closings.
Belgian born designer Glen Martens explored denim, frills and everything in between. There wasn’t particularly one theme running through this collection but the mismatched appeal made room for a visually pleasing collection. Fur lined velvet corsets were worn with dark denim pin-striped mini skirts, white fabric ruched around a models body with an equally as coiled metallic shoe around the full length of her leg. This collection is not for the minimalist, but it certainly made a statement. Especially the look featuring an 80s style workout leotard wrapped with mesh and worn skilfully with the biggest leather boots I’ve ever seen.
Bouchra Jarrar delivered her second Lanvin womens runway collection, and whilst it wasn’t my favourite to date, there were some memorable pieces. I love the pale fishnets with silk cami trend, especially worn boldly with an oversized feathered jacket. There was a lot of controversy before the show as it was rumoured that casting director James Scully had only asked for white models to walk the collection. Joan Smalls did her utmost to shut these rumours down after walking in the show and calling it a ‘beautifully curated show’ on her instagram. Despite this, it was notable that there was only Joan Smalls, and one other black model, Alicia Burke.
This collection was beautiful, airy and nostalgic as it delved into 60s blouse dresses and early 70s plaid coats. The result was an almost summery feel to this Autumn collection, and whilst the fashion world said hello to mustard yellows, the fashion world said goodbye to Clare Waight Keller (for the time being at least.) Her departure from this fashion house well received and she will no doubt be missed from Chloe. There are no confirmations of where she will end up next, but after this collection, it’s clear there is plenty more brilliance at her hands.
BOOTS BOOTS BOOTS! THESE BOOTS ARE THE BEST THING TO HAVE HAPPENED TO THIS COLLECTION! Honestly, those snakeskin boots give me LYYYYF! I also love the incorporation of graphic tees at the start of the collection. It then matured towards the finale as structured suits came into play. The burnt earthy colours also grew into more formal palettes with the introduction of blocked navy and black. Another highlight for me was the hair and beauty. Love the central braids and LOVE the eyemakeup that would give Vikings a run for its money.
This collection really reminds me of a past Valentino one, but when there are pirate references I am down. I love how bold prints and cuts are tied simply with oversized belts. I also enjoy the XXXL oversized mom jeans. I feel this will be a trend to dominate this coming A/W. The collection also boasted the ever popular slouched boot which has become an almost staple across this fashion month. It looks like I’d better get used to the idea as it’s seemingly here to stay!