Industry insiders share their thoughts.
My favourite show was Céline (pictured) at Paris Fashion Week. The collection was unlike any I’ve seen and it’s totally modern for everyday dressing.
All my favourite collections were shown in Paris: Céline, Acne, Lanvin and Chloe (pictured).
There were longer, leaner shapes that took inspiration from the 1930s and 1940s, which contrasted well with the super-short skirts that were the complete antithesis and seemed to have more of a nod to the 1960s with pop elements. Could lilac be the next pink, in terms of trending colour?
Alexander McQueen in Paris was a beautiful show (pictured) and I think one of Sarah Burton’s strongest to date. We were transported to this magical place, where there was an extreme intensity but also a lightness; an ethereal beauty that shone through.
In Paris, Yang Li (pictured) was a real standout for us. There was a ubiquitous sense of darkness in many of the collections, but what Li’s show added was a subtle and almost contemplative take on that dark mood. The slouchy ponyskin pants and dramatic skirt shapes are great examples of avant-garde styles that retain real commercial promise.
I loved the Roksanda Ilincic (pictured) show in London, with the statement coats, oversized colourful furs and beautiful architectural dresses, paired with really desirable flat pointy loafers.
Key colours were claret, camel, nude and a bright blue. It was inspirational and backed by some really commercial dresses in the showroom.