It was a welcome site to see Proenza Schouler back with their current muse Amber Valletta walking out in ‘real’ clothes. The design duo wanted to bring an idea of wearability that was still fashionable, but not overly complicated.
The collection was packed undone silhouettes and plenty of denim enhanced by tie-dye and metallic accents. They manipulated various tones of denim in creative ways and presented sculpted dresses, oversized coats, tailored jackets and A-line skirts with overlapped hem lines.
Making his official debut was Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera who showcased a youthful vision for the iconic brand known for occasion dressing. Of course there was plenty of evening glamour with full skirts that swept the floor, balloon sleeves, sheer panels and layers of voluminous tulle, but it was the bright colour palette, neat tailoring and cute mini skirts that really signalled the fresh spirit at the House.
“I want women to really look like women from today. It’s not from the past and not from the future, because I don’t know what happens in the future. it is the woman of today I think is a seductive woman,” he wrote in his Instagram page.
Zimmermann is a kind of brand that makes us greatful for the never ending summer in Dubai, and next season their pieces feel even stronger. As you’d expect, there’s plenty of sensual bohemia to admire but the Aussie-based brand is also offering more bold prints and statement separates.
For grace and understated beauty, The Row once again shined bright in a subtle manner. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen focused on extreme volume and silk for SS19 while also offering a variation on neutral tones such as nude, black and navy. While other brands may look to logomania and sportswear, The Row remains pure with exquisite craftsmanship.