With the cool months just a few weeks away I wanted to do a small recap of a few of the best shows for the Fall/Winter 2016 season. Get ready, this will be one stylish winter.
It seems that little by little we are seeing more ethereal and romantic pieces walking down the runway and escaping the modern cuts and austere styling that became the hype in 2010. To be completely honest, the minimal look was — and still is — not my favorite. I agonized each time I stepped into my local Zara back then only to find myself in a sea of black, white and color-blocked clothes. Luckily, it seems that this period of perpetual simplicity is near its end (at least for now).
While it’s true that no other runway show during fashion week steals the spotlight quite as much as the mammoths of Dolce & Gabanna, Gucci, Versace, and Prada, there are other lesser known Italian designers worth knowing (and buying!). One of these is Trussardi, a brand whose ready-to-wear has been going on since the 1980s, and whose creative director, Gaia Trussardi is keeping the brand alive. The clothes made in linens, leathers, cotton and suede have an inherently Italian cool effortlessness belonging to the spring and summer.
Despite his incredible success as a designer, I haven’t always been fan of Alexander Wang. I say this because it was only recently, on the news that he will be exiting Balenciaga, that I found out he has been the designer of the brand for the past three years. I’ve always been inclined to collections featuring ruffles, floating, delicate, translucent fabrics and other elements that result in an obviously feminine look. So my falling in love with this last collection of his was a logical event.