Is time speeding up or is it just us? It seems like just yesterday that New York, London, Milan and Paris were playing host to the last set of fashion week shows, bringing press, celebrities and fashionistas alike piling into each city for a week of runway shows, debaucherous parties and a dwindling Uber rating.
With things only set to get faster, you’d be forgiven for not planning your ‘fits yet. Whilst the four major fashion week cities (New York, London, Milan and Paris) are back-to-back this season, they actually all possess quite a different vibe. From the edge that London brings to the classic high fashion fits regularly spotted in Paris, it’s a minefield out there.
Luckily, we’ve got you – check out what some of the team will be wearing (or wishing to wear) to each city’s shows and events below for inspo, and check out the not-to-be-missed shows here.
Sometimes overlooked in the fashion month schedule, NYFW kicks things off in the calendar. Adding an extra layer of hectic-ness to an already frantic city, there’s a lot going on. I’m sticking to an updated take on an old classic – a white tank and ‘jeans’. Substituting denim for leather, I’m pairing the Bottega trousers with Prada’s classic tank, which debuted last season, and accessorising with the it-bag of the moment, which is actually pretty practical. Ahh, window shopping.
BOTTEGA VENETA TROMPE L’OEIL LEATHER DENIM TROUSERS – £4390 / US $5036
PRADA TANK TOP – £650 / US $745
HANNAH JEWETT SUCCULENT FLAME EARRINGS – £282 / US $325
BALENCIAGA DENIM LE CAGOLE – £2200 / US $2522
JACQUEMUS NIKE AIR HUMARAS – £175 / US $177
Wearing both emerging and established designers, my selection of pieces for London Fashion Week combine sharp cuts with asymmetric shapes. The apparel is paired with a bold tone of red which is carried through both sunglasses and a functionally sized bag. I also wanted to explore asymmetry within the outfit, from the classic Heliot Emil cuts all the way down to accessories. The necklace from Rosie Grace Ward draws attention through its fluid, wild curves.
HELIOT EMIL EMBELLISHED BLAZER – £1091 / US $1251
HELIOT EMIL FLUID TROUSERS – £409 / US $469
MIISTA BRENDA BOOTS – £350 / US $401
ROSIE GRACE WARD WORM NECKLACE – £225 / US $258
BIMBA Y LOLA CHIMBO HOBO BAG – £260 / US $298
If I’ve learned anything from attending previous fashion weeks, it’s that it’s going to be HAWT. You literally spend the day on your feet, running from show to show, then to a café to quickly get some work done, then to an event – the list goes on… You. Never. Stop. So this time around, I want to be prepared.
I’ve opted for a breathable (yet stunning) Casablanca shirt, paired with some white Gant sailor trousers. Keeping with the Italian theme, I opted for a somewhat casual outfit, as the majority of stereotypical Italian style is a nice pair of trousers with loafers. To make it more modern though, I spruced up the fit with some chunky Naked Wolfe loafers, rounding the ‘fit off with a pair of jaw-dropping Givenchy sunglasses, and of course a lil’ AMI bag that i can only carry some loose change in (fashion before practicality people).
CASABLANCA FUJITA SAN COTTON SHIRT – £470 / US $540
PRADA TECHNICAL COTTON PANTS – £1000 / US $1150
GIVENCHY CUT SUNGLASSES IN NYLON – £410 / US $460
NAKED WOLFE LEATHER LOAFERS – £240 / US $275
AMI PARIS MINI BLACK CLUTCH BAG – £300 / US $344
I don’t really need to say anything, the outfit speaks for itself. That’s my vibe.
1017 ALYX 9SM BUTTON DOWN LEATHER JACKET – £2056 / US $2357
COMME DE GARCON SHIRT BLACK T-SHIRT – £55 / US $63
BALENCIAGA SKATER JEANS – £850 / US $975
GIVENCHY MONUMENTAL MALLOW RUBBER LOW-TOP TRAINERS – £475 / US $545
BALENCIAGA BLACK SWIFT OVAL SUNGLASSES – £335 / US $384