Hear ye, hear ye! Margaret Howell has started a revolution to bring back tucked in shirts! All men, stand at the ready for your diets and your belts! Howell’s Spring Summer 2017 RTW stays true to sophisticated, casual dressing. With light-weight parkas and trench coats, she gives layering options that freshened up suits and ties. Another key silhouette is the cropped pant. A skinny, flat front ends at the ankle. Paired with white leather lace ups it lends the perfect air of casual chic. This collection definitely has our attention.
Pushing the envelope of creativity, the JW Anderson spring RTW 2017 collection was daring and imaginative. Using the story of The Little Prince as inspiration, Anderson created a wardrobe fit for his highness’s leisurely walk-abouts and casual rendezvous. Caftans were a key piece. Decorated with bibs, buttons, plaids, and hombre color fading, they were coordinated with culottes and chunky shoes. While some pieces were over the top and fantastical, such as the dangling sleeves that fell to the floor, there were still plenty of interesting, wearable options. Anderson shakes things up a bit and gives men a reason to dare.
There was a lot of excitement at the Coach 1941 spring RTW collection 2017. Artist Gary Baseman teamed with lead designer Stuart Vevers to create extraordinary hand painted leathers, AND most of the collection will be available to buy this Friday! Supermodel Kate Moss was front row sporting a key tote from the collection and it was already creating palpable bag envy. The fashion was fierce. With great his and her’s looks, there were lots of motorcycle and varsity jackets with unexpected twists of buckles, embellishments and other creative treatments to make every piece a stand-out statement. An olive green patchwork bomber with shearling sleeves and hem was pure genius.
In usual Alexander McQueen style, the spring 2017 RTW is not for the faint of heart. Marked by sumptuous velvets, gold cording, silk robes, and cheetah prints, there is very little that isn’t decadent beyond excess. They included a few attractive versions of the trench coat which are more restrained in design, but against such a luxurious backdrop, they almost seem pedestrian and out of place. The bedazzled outfits were paired with plain, white sneakers. A true contrast in styles, it is interesting that McQueen’s casual kicks sell out so quickly. Sign of the times?