After four weeks and hundreds of shows, Fashion Month is over. Missed out on the action? Don’t worry because we’ve been following every show, every street style look, every behind-the-scenes Instagram story and every trend on the runway – and here are all the must-haves on our radar:
Mix, Don’t Match
When it comes to ear candy, the designers ripped up the rule book and started again. AW17 is all about mismatched earrings. If we named all the designers who worked this trend, we’d be here for weeks but let’s just say this look is going to be huge. If you want some inspiration, there were contrasting plastic squiggles at Peter Pilotto, key pendants versus hoops at Marc Jacobs and single, silver statement earrings at 3.1 Philip Lim.
Marc Jacobs | 3.1 Phillip Lim
Battle of the Bags
It was little versus large on the AW17 runways. Next season’s bags are either mini or massive – there’s no in between. Waging the argument for miniature proportions were House of Holland, Christopher Kane, Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta. They showed us dainty box bags, tiny cross body bags and scaled down ladylike handbags. In the oversized camp we had Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Celine with enormous shoppers and shoulder bags designed to carry everything you need and more. Which camp are you in?
Oscar De La Renta | Balenciaga
All Eyes on You
Look-at-me sunglasses are heading straight for our accessories line-ups and we can’t wait. Think abstract shapes, thick frames and out-there embellishments. Anya Hindmarch went all out, attaching her ’70s style shades with leather and fur straps (totally autumn/winter appropriate), Mulberry dazzled us with dangling decked out arms, and Moschino gave us retro daydreams with their cat eye frames.
Anya Hindmarsh | Moschino
Put a Pin In It
Brooches are back. The grown up sister of pins and patches, they’ll soon be adorning your t-shirts and jackets, adding a super cool eclectic twist. Christopher Kane and Roksanda went for clean minimalism with simple geometric shapes while Lanvin and Dolce & Gabbana mixed up vintage gems with current season influences, for a slice of antique-infused glam. There’s no wrong way to wear them- go solo or max out with a statement cluster on your lapel.
Christopher Kane | Lanvin
We totally called this one: chokers are here to stay. From punky dog collar style chokers at Junya Watanabe to bright red beads at Valentino and ’90s style pendants at Dior, this trend is a non-mover. Now is definitely the time to expand your choker collection. Channel Saint Laurent with a corsage, or get glamorous with feathers and jewels seen at Lanvin.
Lanvin | Saint Laurent