Fashion is a game or, better, it’s a videogame. Nicolas Ghesquière takes Louis Vuitton into the future. Within the setting of the LV Foundation, the French designer presents one of his best and most accomplished collections since he has been at the helm of the house: women of virtual perfection invade the runway like heroines of a videogame, wearing utilitarian jumpsuits or monogrammed biker jackets, paneled skirts and flouncy tops, or leather shorts and gilets. Little rigid bags that look like treasure chests or crocodile maxi bags, platform sandals and metal toed boots top of the look of this super-elegant couture-like Lara Croft.
The source of inspiration for designer Bill Gaytten are the contrasting elements of British fashion in the last century that are visible in the sheer chiffon dresses paired with distressed-looking biker jackets, in the imaginative headpieces or the polka dot prints with a strong graphic impact, in the check prints of the mannish outfits or the tuxedo blazers worn with super-feminine tights or in the country-style outerwear.
Sexy and confident, the Tom Ford woman gets wild on the dancefloor wearing fur patchwork tops and miniskirts with a raw finish, teaming fluid tank tops with cargo pants and metallic organza jackets. She loves to pair lace with leather focusing on the contrast of a rock and roll vibe and romanticism, and often chooses black, the color of sensuousness. And for a special night out she picks long or short tapered dresses, totally covered in colored sequins with metallic reflections, highlighting the curves.
A bohemian romantic take permeates the latest offering by Alexander McQueen. Sarah Burton proves once again that she is Alexander’s worthy successor and delivers one of her most beautiful collections in which every looks is a craftsmanship masterpiece. Feminine, but never predictable, with the right amount of drama, oneiric as in the brand’s signature style, the collection mixes long frilled pieces with lace dresses layered over masculine trousers, torn jeans topped by asymmetric tail coats, knitted sheaths and slip dresses in embroidered leather.
Angela Missoni reinterprets the family brand’s heritage by delivering a SS16 collection which is all about colour, graphics and pictorial looks, all put together. Horizontal, vertical and diagonal stripes create a mix and match that combines energy and a laid-back spirit whilst celebrating, once again, that easy elegance that has always been part of the Missoni’s DNA. Long striped dresses co-exist with trousers that are wide as skirts, the zigzag maxi pullovers are teamed with micro shorts and T-style dresses with a tribal edge are paired with fluid pleated cardigans.