An outstanding collection by Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung incorporated various outwear textiles throughout his 70's Asian inspired 2019 F/W collection. From evening gowns to voluminous layers there was a unifying explosion of colors, textures and lavish materials flowing down the runway.
SOLID SUITS and THE POWER OF MODERN WOMEN
Creations by Taoray Wang presented women’s suits of various menswear inspired silhouettes in solid colors. Styled with high waisted belts each look exuded elegant power and modern femininity. Here are some of our favorites.
Cable-knit sweaters, laced frocks and trench coat dresses walked the Spring Burberry runway. The collection's color palette of sky blues and stone grays came from British sculptor, Henry Moore, known for his abstract monumental sculptures.
Inspired by the 80's silhouette, designer Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski expanded on the over-sized shoulders and high waisted pants and skirts. The Spring Hermès collection reflected pastel tones of pinks, greens and yellows.
Fascinated by the romance of medieval art, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino produced a fairy tail collection of delicately embroidered daywear. Piccioli's Spring 2017 palette featured blush pinks, canary yellows and the signature Valentino red.
The Spring 2017 Céline runway was filled with boxy tailored jackets, flared pants, and bold accessories. Designer Phoebe Philo produced monochromatic looks in white, black, brown, and red to create a vision of contemporary minimalism.
Designer, Karl Lagerfeld called the Spring Chanel show "a mad linguistic paradox". The collection featured 86 ensembles playing on pastels, neons and neutrals.
Chilly mornings and lingering winds seem to not have coordinated well with the calendar's seasonal changes. Thankfully the Spring 2017 collections of Burberry, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Céline and Stella McCartney have given us inspiration and hope for these cooler days.
Take Advantage of Sweater Weather: Designer Christopher Bailey of Burberry reimagined the traditional cable knit sweater by transforming it into a layered one-shoulder shawl. Bailey’s vision translated into a flattering silhouette despite the unconventional lines of this architectural look.
Love the Jumper: One of many essentials for early Spring weather, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Oscar de la Renta share their love for cocktail tunics and day-to-night jumpers in their Spring 2017 collection.
Layer Up: There's no ignoring the low evening temperatures and blowing winds. The Valentino Spring 2017 collection featured a variety of floor-length trench coats to play on designer Pierpaolo Piccioli's romantic vision of complimenting lengthy gowns and flowing skirts.
Embrace a Lighter Color Palette: The Spring 2017 Céline runway was filled with earth-toned hues of white, blue, black, and brown. A soundtrack of city traffic and children’s voices played through the venue to emphasize the collection's transparency of a day in the wearer's life.
Relax in Looser Fits: Designer Stella McCartney took to light fabrics and relaxed fits with oversized jumpers, tops and trousers. A combination of full-coverage in light fabrics helps our Spring mentality embrace the last of this Winter weather.
Designer, Demna Gvasalia, brought bold patterns and fabrics to the Balenciaga runway. Models walked in oversized silhouette jackets and brightly colored spandex heels that transformed into full coverage pants.
Designer, Sarah Burton flew with her studio team to Shetland Isles, Scotland with the hope to gain inspiration for the Spring 2017 Alexander McQueen collection. Scotish scenery, wild flowers and deserted beaches carried through to floral embroidered jeans, flounce covered skirts and wool knitted dresses.
Inspired by the changing stages of the sky, the Marchesa 2017 Spring runway was a palette of lilac, light blue and blush hues. These evening gowns fell into a realm of feminine fantasy with the use of layered organza, intricate beading and floral-printed embroidery.
Utilitarian stripes, athletic sock-like boots and silk lingerie-inspired pieces filled the Fendi Spring 2017 runway. Designers Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi mixed elements of sporty and floral to produce a unique novelty collection.
Adam Selman's collection is a combination of looks inspired by the disco era and illustrations from American Denim: A New Folk Art by Peter S. Beagle. The overlaying 70's themes resonate through the collection's full denim jumpsuits, wide-leg trousers and use of funky floral prints and D-ring belts.