Here it is. The second roundup of our favorite collections where the Victorian era, the 70s and the future have collided – a time when suede skirts, ruffled collars, fur stoles and shades of burnt orange will rule next fall.
Tibi: Per usual, we wanted everything off the Tibi runway and straight into our wardrobes. Inspired by Inuits and their life in the Artic, Amy Smilovic redefined cozy cool with stay-put jackets cleverly secured over the shoulders like capes, mohair sweaters worn over knit sweatpants, and mock turtlenecks paired with wrap suede skirts. And of course, the collection wouldn’t be recognizably Tibi without a selection of covetable culottes, done in denim, jersey and oh so cozy wool.
Derek Lam: “Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest and those Woody Allen kinds of characters” were the kind of New York heroines Derek Lam was looking to for inspiration. Seventies-eque vibes were omnipresent with exaggerated coat collars, flared pants suits, belted double faced coats and felted wool details.
Altuzarra: The sheer white and black lace dresses, the Victorian collars peeking through plaid blazers, the sumptuous fox fur collars over coats, and velvet dévoré dresses with Joseph Altuzarra’s signature slits – it was all so incredibly sensual and powerful. But let’s talk about the bags, shall we? Black, camel and navy leather saddle and hobo bags made their glorious debut on the runway. Tassels and all. Wow.
Karen Walker: We traveled back in time, this season, with Joanna Lumley in the 70s sci-fi detective series, Sapphire and Steel – Karen Walker’s inspiration for her collection of psychedelic and floral prints, shearling outerwear and of course, oh so groovy sunnies. What we really loved were the softer floral prints and the beautiful Victorian ruffle details.
Prabal Gurung: We loved the juxtaposition of lavishly oversized outerwear with paired down, minimalist silk dresses – maybe even a sweater occasionally layered in between. Luxe but soft. And just pretty.
(images by Style.com)