September welcomes many things; the beginning of Autumn, an awareness that the festive season is just around the corner and... the fashion weeks. This post is about the latter. Now that it's October the 4 fashion weeks are over and I can begin posting about them.
In all honesty I have not been too impressed with the runway shows for Spring/Summer 2016. Prints were scarce in comparison to recent seasons and there has been an obvious preference for texture and colour over print throughout the collections. As much as I love bold colours, my life(work, blog, hobbies) is grounded in print so it's absence concerns me.
Despite this I have picked out my favourite 4 designer collections from each of the fashion weeks(New York, London, Milan and Paris)and, as can be expected, the collections I have chosen all strongly feature print and borderline garish colours.
- NewYork: Victoria Beckham -
Bright pops of colour set against strong bases of black and white. Graphics include saturated photography with surf silhouettes and clean stylised floral motifs.
- New York: Coach -
Floral pattern mixing and printed leather gives this collection an extremely laid back bohemian vibe. Pattern mixing was a popular trend in the S/S16 catwalks (trends soon to be posted).
- New York: Hilfiger -
More pattern mixing seen at Hilfiger combined with strong stripes and dark ground chintz florals.
- New York: Vivienne Tam -
Tam managed to introduce the popular S/S 16 oriental theme through her graphics without seeming too tongue in cheek. As with the Victorian Beckham collection,Tam has used a strong black and white with a touch of bold colour as her colour palette.
- London: Holly Fulton -
Bright colours, embroidered denim and naive florals with a nod to the maritime theme that seems to be slowly working t's way into the S/S 16 collections.
- London: Christopher Kane -
Bright fluorescent lace and spray paint prints combined with juxtaposed coloured geometric shapes- Christopher Kane's collection is a nod to the increasingly popular pop art-esque print.
- London: Jonathan Saunders -
Pattern mixing, bright colours and oriental styling, Jonathan Saunders marries 3 of the top seasonal trends together seamlessly.
- London: Temperley -
Temperley always features in my favourites- the colour palette always flows smoothly between each look and the pieces ALWAYS feature prints.
- Milan: Au Jour Le Jour -
A bright pop art colour palette with conversational prints to rival Andy Warhol pieces.
- Milan: Etro -
Bohemian(as expected)- 'ethnic' inspired prints, rich and earthy colour palette and floaty maxi length garments.
- Milan: Marni -
More pop art primary colours, flat bold graphics and loose shaped garments.
- Milan: Pucci -
Maritime theme, applique and fish/shell prints and illustration of Captains and mermaids.
- Paris: Chanel -
Bright colour, patterned stripes, aeroplane/airport clean graphics, painterly brush stroke prints, layering.
- Paris: Kenzo -
Bold,bright geometric graphics with abstract and rope prints, pattern mixing, primary colour palette with a dash of mustard yellow.
- Paris: Manish Arora -
Bright colour scheme, intricate pattern graphics, shimmer oil slick fabrics.
- Paris: Valentino -
Tie dye, deep rich colours, hand drawn graphics, leather work, African aesthetic,