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Fashion Week First Look: Spring/Summer 2017

Consider this your front row seat from New York to Milan Fashion Week—your virtual access to some of the greatest fashion shows in preparation for Spring/Summer 2017, as we round up the trends you ought to keep an eye on.

Mulberry

What’s quintessentially British? Some may say it’s a good round of tea and biscuits but we think Johnny Coca’s second ready-to-wear collection for Mulberry fits the bill—think bright yellows reminiscent of a raincoat that’s necessitated by Britain’s gloomy weather or heritage checks that make the British women tick.

Going forward, the trend is of a more relaxed silhouette. This can easily look sloppy, but Mulberry’s rendition is both modern and sleek. We love the use of lamé and metallics that add an easy touch of glamour to an otherwise casual aesthetic.

Our favourites? The asymmetrical skirts that are both edgy and feminine.

Anya Hindmarch

Anya Hindmarch was generous with geometry this season. “It’s all about beautiful maths,” she said before unveiling an unorthodox spiral runway, on which her models navigate.

We don’t know how she does it, but Anya Hindmarch has a knack for creating the most creative and fun-loving pieces that one and all will love. Simple, classic silhouettes are festooned with geometric, dimensional details, creating gorgeous byproducts that are so easy to love.

And if you haven’t seen a furry sunny side up before, they say the first time’s a charm!

Proenza Schouler

The runway might have been typical but the duo’s use of bright primary colours was definitely not, invigorating their latest ready-to-wear collection with unprecedented exuberance after seasons of neutrals.

Craftsmanship was not compromised where impeccably cut peepholes—one in the shape of a deep V heart that had all the ladies swooning—and exquisitely woven leather exist.

The asymmetrical skirts are aplenty in this show and if you’ve been paying attention, you’d already know that we love them. Edgy and painfully cool, the Proenza Schouler girl has always been the It girl and that’s not going to change anytime soon. The skirts with pleats are here to stay!

Gucci

There’s a nebulous quality about the most recent Gucci show, as if one had been transported back to a nightclub of the seventies. Minutes before the show, Alessandro Michele was found saying:

“You know, when you are in love, in a nightclub, but you are not in the right place, the person is not there?”

Perhaps the hazy ambience is attributed to such blue feelings, but the posh pink setup demonstrated that the best way to mend a broken heart is still with impeccable style. Michele’s pieces were less off-the-peg and more theatrical this time round, but his vibrant-than-ever bags are sure to make conversation on the streets.

Alexander Wang

Athleisure lives on. Alexander Wang did not stray from his intended effect last season, but this one was a sultrier showcase alongside his debut collaboration with Adidas originals.

If we look at the Alexander Wang crystal ball to tell us where fashion is heading next, we would be gazing into the clairvoyant bedroom. The collection would not look out of place at a slumber party—albeit, a very posh one—and we absolutely love the looks of languor.

Boudoir dressing is at its best with striped pyjamas-esque pieces (definitely making a comeback after Selena Gomez wore ACTUAL pyjamas out over a weekend in Paris) that have a comforting nostalgic quality to them.

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