So much fashion, so little time. Spring ’17 Fashion Month was filled with many a memorable moment. From Marc Jacobs’ rave inspired collection, to Piccioli’s solo debut at Valentino, to the statement tee Chiuri sent down Dior’s runway, SS ’17 was brimming with newness and creativity to say the least. In an attempt to keep up with all the major news from New York to Paris, I’ve compiled a Fashion Month cheat sheet. Scroll down to find the trends, runway shows, and new ‘It’ models, that will have the fashion crowd talking till, well, it’s actually spring.
NEW MODELS TO KNOW:
Jess, Vittoria, and Yasmin are singularly strong models, but when the three get together, they are street style sensations.
TALK OF THE MONTH:
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior Debut
Chiuri, the first-ever female creative director of Dior, debuted her collection for the brand at PFW. While a bit edgier than the lady-like attire Dior is known for, Chiuri’s collection included sheer tulle skirts paired with military boots and fencing-inspired jackets that were a hit amongst the fashion scene.
Pierpaolo Picciolo’s Solo Valentino Debut
Off-the-shoulder bohemian gowns accessorized with metal lipstick holders and romantic braids were just some of the gorgeous looks that Picciolo sent down the runway.
See Now, Buy Now:
A few select designers, including Ralph Lauren and Burberry, took part in the see-now-buy-now philosophy, offering ready-to-wear pieces for sale following their shows.
Alexander Wang x Adidas
Following Wang’s S/S ’17 collection, models clad in black and white activewear stormed the runway to announce Wang’s latest collaboration, Adidas Originals x Alexander Wang.
Balenciaga, Topshop Unique, Emilio De La Morena, Saint Laurent
Think, what would Molly Ringwald wear?
Feathers, Bows, and Ruffles! Oh My!
Milly, Chloe, Monique Lhuillier, Chloe
Lolita dressing at it’s finest.
Oscar De La Renta, Valentino, Sportmax, Isabel Marant
Don’t count the little white dress out for spring, but do invest in a little red dress as well.
Narciso Rodriguez, Saint Laurent, Oscar De La Renta, Isabel Marant
Designer’s transformed your favorite clothing items into truly spectacular pieces thanks to the help of a metallic fabric or two.
A New Kind Of Neckline
Monique Lhuillier, Roland Mouret, Brandon Maxwell, Emilia Wickstead
A myriad of sexy new necklines graced the Spring ’17 runways.
Little Girl Blue
Pringle of Scotland, Celine, DKNY, Rochas
While fuchsia and yellow were sprinkled throughout Fashion Month’s shows, it was the shades of blue, from pastel to royal, that caught my eye.
The “Naked Dress”
Dior, Emilio Pucci, Giambattista Valli, Balmain
While not as literal as Carrie’s naked dress in SATC, this ultra-sheer trend reveals just as much, if not more skin.
Borrowed From The Boys
Off-White, Chloe, Stella McCartney, Marissa Webb
Deconstructed shirting is a must for spring.
Paul Smith, Chloe, Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Packham
As per usual, florals ruled the SS’17 runway.
B & W
Chloe, Dior, Alberta Ferretti, Carven
Thanks to designers like Dior and Carven, this classic combo feels funky and fresh.
All That Glitters…
Emilio Pucci, Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin
According to Louis Vuitton and Alexander Wang, daytime sequins are a thing of the very near future.
A Higher Crop
Altuzarra, Blumarine, Giambattista Valli, Fendi
Meet the crop top’s more scandalous cousin, the bra top.
Rodarte, Jonathan Simkhai, Oscar De La Renta, Sportmax
Designer’s gave summer whites a makeover with lace, leather, and lots of beading.
The Cropped Coat
Lanvin, Carolina Herrera, Guy Laroche, Fendi
Your favorite jackets, just shorter.
Carolina Herrera, Jonathan Simkhai, Au Jour Le Jour, Kenzo
Want to dress down an evening gown or rock a strapless at work? No problem, just throw a button-up underneath, and voila.
BEST IN BEAUTY:
Messy Liner + Sleek Hair – Balmain
All About The Eyes – Versace
Beach Babe – Alexander Wang
Stained Lips + Romantic Braid – Valentino
Fresh Face – Isabel Marant
Moody Glam – DKNY
Dior, Elie Saab, Chanel, Max Mara
Set aside your straw hat this spring, and opt instead for a cool cap à la Chanel.
Femme Fetale Footwear
Giambattista Valli, Dries Van Noten, Tory Burch, Isabel Marant
Any heel, or lack of heel, is in for Spring ’17, as long as it’s embellished with ruffles, bows, and or a plethora of jewels.
J.W. Anderson, Versus Versace, Burberry, Isabel Marant
The edgier the boot the better.
The Statement Earring
Nehera, Chanel, Michael Kors, Saint Laurent
Coco Chanel said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” I like to think this is how the one earring trend started.
Isabel Marant, Alberta Ferretti, Isabel Marant, Alexander McQueen
Cinch your waist in style with knotted belts and mini corsets.
Macro and Micro Bags
Valentino, Vionnet, Celine
Oversized totes, belly bags, and micro minis — no bag is off limits this spring.