That’s all she wrote folks. Fashion Week (or Fashion month as most would call it) is officially kaput. From city to city, runway to runway we eyed emerging trends, top looks and highlights from the month.
New York Fashion Week: New York Fashion Week went under the radar this year sans the theatrics that typically make it a headliner. Anna Wintour even quipped it was a “let down.” Even with the less than welcoming fanfare, there were still a few collections that were worth noting.
NYFW Trends: All-black (Calvin Klein Collection, Narciso Rodriguez, The Row) Wide Leg Pants (See by Chloe, Theory, ) Metallics (J. Mendel, Opening Ceremony, Tory Burch, DVF, Oscar de la Renta) Fur Coats ( Vera Wang, Derek Lam,) Short skirts (Michael Kors, Halston Heritage, Alexander Wang)
Best in Show: Alice + Olivia, Calvin Klein Collection, Prabal Gurung, Delpozo, Akris.
London Fashion Week: Over in London, Brit designers and a few others, introduced their Fall collections with eye catching motifs and emerging trends that personified the standout looks for the Fall.
LFW Trends: Pussy bow blouses (Osman, Peter Jensen, Temperley London). Embroidered styles (Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane, House of Holland). Velvet (Preen, Roskanda, Vivienne Westwood) Elongated Outerwear (Temperley London, Burberry, Erdem).
Best in Show: Temperley London, Erdem, Antonio Berardi.
Milan Fashion Week: In Milan a match up of vigor meets cool brought on defining moments for the Fall runways.
MFW Trends: Flashy Outerwear ( Dolce & Gabanna, Costume National, Emilio Pucci) Bold Stripes (Max Mara, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo) Sunnies (Fendi, Max Mara, Prada).
Best in Show: Luisa Beccaria, Emporio Armani, Bluemarine, Versace, Ermanno Scervino.
Paris Fashion Week: Fashion month came to a halt in the City of Lights, but not without securing a few top looks for the Fall.
PFW Trends: All-white (Celine, Akris, Chalayan) Puffy sleeves (Christophe Lemaire, Elie Saab, Louis Vuitton). Pleats (Vionnet, Mugler, Lea Peckre)
Best in Show: Saint Laurent, Iris Van Herpen, Giambatista Valli, Mugler, Elie Saab.
Top Honors: Ermanno Scervino, Iris Van Herpen, Mugler.
Honorable Mentions: Malan, Breton, Fratelli Rosenetti, Derek Lam.