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The Balmain Army returned to the runway for Olivier Rousteing’s sophomore collection, the designer drawing influence from upper ranks of the military the world-over.
The rich palette – sapphire blue, deep red, emerald – setting the perfect foundation for gold embroidered lapels, buttons and trims. As expected, the jacket sat firmly at the center of this opulent presentation. Double breasted, oversized or cinched at the waist with an Obi-esque belt, Rousteing provided an entire wardrobe of outerwear, with each style remarkably differing from the last.
Dolce & Gabbana
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana journey to the Old Wild West by way of Sicily this season.
An homage to the cinematic genre popularized in the early 1960s, the collection reinterprets iconic elements in a contemporary fashion. Think sweatshirts featuring embroidered horseshoes or Stefano and Domenico cowboy caricatures, silk scarves tied at the neck and gun-toting outlaw prints. Keeping with tradition, the collection also highlighted Dolce & Gabbana’s precision tailoring in the form of slim fit suits and pristine white dress shirts, providing a note of seriousness to the otherwise playful presentation.
Dsquared2 adds a distinctly Japanese flavor to the mix this Fall/Winter.
Dean and Dan left no cultural stone unturned, Samurai, snowflake and manga pinups all making an appearance for the new season. Judo jackets where layered over denim and under classic tailoring, while printed satin bombers where paired with pleats and stiff metallics resulting in a cultural mash-up with slightly punk undertones. Adventurous and on the right side of kitsch, the Fall/Winter 2016 offering is made up of extremely wearable separates with just the right amount of edge.
Less is more for Riccardo Tisci, as the designer takes Givenchy in a new direction.
Fall/Winter 2016 marks a departure from the court, the Givenchy Fall/Winter 2016 collection decidedly less sportswear and more street for the new season. Artfully layered luxe leather jackets over slim fitting pants and dark wash denim providing the base for the new collection. The designer’s penchant for red, black, white and little else in the way of color adding uniformity to the selection of versatile separates.
With each new season Thom Browne tells a new story, Fall/Winter 2016 was no exception.
Heavily influenced by the power of nostalgia, the designer’s collections reads like an homage to past decades. A sober palette of greys coupled with distressed fabrics and intentionally ‘shrunk’ silhouettes creating a strong feeling of melancholy. Browne’s ability to marry concept with masterful technique, proving that avant-garde doesn’t have to be alienating.