A bit of time has passed since aw16 fashion weeks of ‘The Big 4’ ended, and the many impressions have been digested and come together in the most important aw16 fashion trends. It’s always interesting to hear opinion leaders like Anna Wintour, on what was most evident in the fashion weeks of NYC, London, Milan and Paris, as well as seeing Vogue’s overview on the 12 strongest trends from all the fashion weeks in terms of clothing and accessories. Most fashion magazines make similar overviews, and it’s curious to compare them, as there are both repetitions and new entries.
This reminds us about the fact, that there’s not one right solution, and that fashion is socially contextualised. What is making an impression on us and captivating us, will depend on many things as, at the end of the day, it’s a personal opinion. When we nevertheless choose to listen to opinion makers on what is important, and trusting them as experts, it’s because, we know that they have a broader and more thorough understanding of the situation than ourselves, and are therefore able to keep their subjectivity at bay, and perceive the real value and new trends of a season.
Another important thing, though, is also to make one’s own overview of the emerging trends. It trains your own eye, so you don’t have to rely on someone else telling you, what is trendy and not, and you will see how you choose similar images to others, but categorise or name them differently. It’s useful also in asking critical questions, of whether you agree with the opinion leaders. We started by making some overviews on Pinterest of NYC, London, Milan and Paris fashion week. We agree with many of the main aw16 fashion trends summarised by Vogue, but there are a few of our own that we would like to add:
Black & Slouchy
Public School – The Row – Bottega Veneta
Round & Slouchy
1205 – Carolina Herrera – Celine
Valentino – Opening Ceremony – Jil Sander
Hermes – Edun – Gareth Pugh
“Just threw something on”
Isabel Marant – Prada – Vetements
Kenzo – Mulberry – Balenciaga
Valentino – Giamba – Simone Rocha
Isabel Marant – Jacquemus – Thom Browne
Balenciaga – Celine – Marni
Balenciaga – Iris van Herpen – Dior
Marc Jacobs – Francesco Scognamiglio – Alexander McQueen
Christopher Kane – Costume National – Thom Browne
Christopher Kane – Gucci – Mary Katrantzou
All images are from Vogue.com.