Anna Wintour told Style.com, “Fashion today is so much more about individuality and reflecting a woman’s character than trends — trends to me is a dirty word.”
Focusing merely on trends takes away from the individuality and the artistry of the designs. So, instead of writing a post about the hottest trends for Fall 2015, I thought I would take Ms. Wintour’s words literally and highlight some of the characters I saw on the Fall/Winter runway. Keep scrolling to see the major looks from the Fall 2015 collections and their cinematic counterparts.
REEM ACRA – Character: Juliet from Baz Lerman’s Romeo & Juliet
Reem Acra’s Fall 2015 Collection can be summed up as Juliet meets Stevie Nicks. Boho silhouettes combined with Elizabethan details gave a fresh take to the 70’s theme that dominated fashion week.
ROBERTO CAVALLI – Character: Sydney Prosser from David O’Russel’s American Hustle
Like most of Cavalli’s collections the beauty was in the details; unfortunately, the loud disco vibe overshadowed the craftsmanship. While it may be too flashy for some, the stand out pieces like animal print shifts, sequin covered gowns, and killer flares will look perfect on the modern day dancing queen.
MICHAEL KORS – Character: Joan from Mona Lisa Smile
Reminiscent of a 1950’s all-girl boarding school, Michael Kors’ Fall 2015 Collection might just be his best yet. While the mix of fabrics like knit and tweed were charming, the fur coats and accessories are what made Kors’ show shine.
ANNA SUI – Character: Penny Lane from Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous
While Sui’s silhouettes were quintessentially bohemian, her Viking influences like folklore prints and ragged furs gave a fresh take to the 70’s trend that took fashion week by storm.
GUCCI – Character: Suzy from Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom
While it’s a change from Gucci’s sophisticated sex-appeal, I found Giannini’s romantic ingenue intriguing. The heirloom inspired clothes and nonchalant air of the collection had ‘It’ girl written all over it.
PROENZA SCHOULER – Character: Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games
Proenza Schouler’s futuristic warrior was one of fashion week’s best experiments. Each outfit that walked the runway was a wearable piece of art — dresses were slashed asymmetrically at the midriff, shoulders were adorned with fringe, and sequins were sewn on top of sequins.
ERIN FETHERSTON – Character: Rosemary from Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby
Erin Fetherston’s collection was both strong and sweet. Her short and flouncy silhouettes were sexy without being too overt.
ALEXANDER WANG – Character: Trinity from The Matrix
Alexander Wang’s Fall 2015 collection screams badass à la Trinity in The Matrix. To break up this predominantly black collection Wang mixed in leather, silver hardware, and red plaid for a 70’s heavy-metal look.