After dwelling on the inability of owning a piece from every collection, here are my thoughts on the phenomenon that has been fashion month. Oh, SS16, you were utterly breath taking – literally, I am completely exhausted from the pure beauty.
I need it all. Yes, NEED. SS16 took style to new heights, projecting incredibly inventive, wondrous designs that couldn’t align more perfectly with today’s futuristic, yet free spirited world. Versatility stormed the catwalks; the juxtaposition of avant-garde cool meets care-free chic was just so fun. I’m guessing SS16 will be quite the eclectic mix. Along with Fashion Week street style, SS16 has completely inspired me.
Alexander Wang projected a charming, final goodbye to Balenciaga with his immaculate white palette. The plethora of pristine ‘all white everything’ garments showcased in a serene white minimal church, created a pure, elegant and ethereal feel. Materials were lovely, feminine and actually, quite sensual with soft silks, cottons, linens and lace. Romance seriously wasn’t dead here – in fact, seductive, slinky slip dresses, floaty ruffles and sheer lace couldn’t be any more poetic. I didn’t necessarily ‘love’ every look, however, those that I did made up for those I didn’t.
I love how Wang managed to tastefully, juxtapose the girly, lingerie inspired looks along with that symbolic sport-luxe flair that Wang is adored for. Delicate satin bustier tops, racerback sports bras, babydoll tops and structured jackets was perfectly contrasted. The lovely models casually yet gracefully swanned down the catwalk next to reflection pools, with undone hair and natural makeup – divine. The venue really helped create the swan-esque collection and the use of the reflection pools to me, represented Wang reflecting on his time with Balenciaga. An eternal celebration. Delightful!