For spring, Peter Pilotto and Christper de Vos ventured to Latin America and Cuba, as well as Peru, De Vos’ homeland. The duo tried to tap into the vivacious colors and silhouettes of southern hemisphere dressing, and where it was successfully charming in some places, the signature Pilotto prints and patterns were overwhelming in others.
Emilia Wickstead‘s clothes have presence. But if bona fide royalty and political boldfaced names wear them, then they had better be. Worn by the Duchess of Cambridge and former British First Lady Samantha Cameron, Wickstead subscribes to a subtle luxury—wit, quality, interesting designs. High class, call it.
Inspired by the New Romantics and punks—which started in the late 70s/early 80s in the London club scene—Topshop Unique‘s runway was made up of both Fall 2016, available immediately, and Spring 2017. Melding the New Romantics and punks meant mixing up wallpaper florals and ultra feminine silhouettes with the patent, rocker and shredded vibe of rockers like Debbie Harry. Waists were high, ruffles mixed with leather, and florals played with animal print.
Mary Kratanzou‘s silhouettes were body-skimming, lean and spare — the best kind of canvas for the printed and decorative free-for-all. Peplums cropped up on trim, colour blocked skirt suits, while each look was paired with a fun, whimsical and chic clutch or top-handle bag in the shape of a letter and for earrings, monotone dangling laurel leafs worn on one ear. Like the prints, Plexi paillettes and different materials all served to create bright optics. Layers of scalloped tulle in yellow and black turned into a pretty and pretty mesmerizing skirt while the k-chunk-k-chunk of paillette dresses and skirts sounded like armour. Like modern, colourful Spartans.
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