We all might be a tad spoiled with the crazy amount of coverage at fashion week. Between Instagram, Snapchat, and photos of every look immediately uploaded to style sites, even from home we have unprecedented access. Thanks to technology we have access to EVERYTHING. We get to see behind the scenes, hear and see details on each look, learn about the models and venues, and get up close and personal with the clothes themselves. The fashion elite may feel that their world is being encroached on but the rest of us are happy gluttons, soaking up as much information as possible. This means we can recreate beauty and hair looks, and even feel more prepared for the coming season by diving deep into the upcoming trends.
When I saw the Pantone color report for Spring 2016, I have to admit, I was insanely disappointed. Not a single color from that palette wet my whistle. Rose quartz, peach, periwinkle, buttercup, iced coffee…these are just not colors I gravitate toward when shopping. However, the Spring 2016 Ready to Wear runway shows did not disappoint. So what did I see a lot of? Well, while the black and white trend is still a popular choice, nude or tan and black is blowing up. Spring will bring more exposed shoulders, more ’70s style, and more lace, along with an emphasis on sportswear. I’m interested to see what Milan and Paris have for us but from what I’ve seen so far, there’s a big sportswear vibe and emphasis on relaxed shapes.
Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – I’ve seen more articles on DVF’s show than any other. It’s all so perfect for spring/summer, from that gorgeous ’70s hair, to a colorful beauty look that works on all skin tones, to DVF’s colorful print and pattern choices.
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – Burberry went full neutral for Spring 2016. White, nude, and black ruled the runway with a mix of sportswear and lace. Who said you can’t wear a nylon backpack or raincoat with a delicate lace dress? It’s definitely going to be everywhere come March because if anyone can redefine how we wear outerwear it’s Burberry.
Givenchy Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – I had to put something crazy in here and that face adorned in tulle and pearls takes the cake. This look is seamless from top to bottom, fitting together so beautifully. All of the looks from Givenchy were equally ornate but the detail on this dress was too impressive not to share.
Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – Oh come on, Rebecca, you make it too easy. All of the looks were spot on, but this one speaks to me. Lace and leather, baby. That’s what I’m about. And thankfully so is Rebecca, right down to the tech accessory seen on the model’s hip. It was all boho and mod goodness at the Rebecca Minkoff show with plunging necklines, suede fringe, miniskirts, and tall gladiator sandals.
Jason Wu Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – I always worry that I won’t appreciate the color palettes for spring runway shows. I’ll pick fall runway collections over spring 100 out of 100 times, but it’s as if Jason Wu heard these fears. Tailored pieces with a darker, moodier color scheme dominated the runway with quite a few ruffled details, resulting in pieces that could work in and out of the office.
Nanette Lepore Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – If I didn’t love the shape of this dress I would have picked the shirt that says, “Tie Me Up Please Thank You,” because you know I love me some cheeky graphics. But this look is actually really cute and the off the shoulder style is seen throughout the spring collection. Nanette Lepore collection is just pure fun. Gimme the Tie Me Up shirt and some blue eyeliner, I’m ready for you, spring 2016.
Rodarte Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – If DVF is making all the headlines, Rodarte is right behind her with this collection. The use of antique inspired hair accessories has garnered the most attention but this entire collection deserves high praise. They made magic by mixing futuristic elements with 1800s high lace necklines and ruffled sleeves and a splash of ’70s glamour.
Simone Rocha Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – And now for something completely different. When I first saw this look I appreciated the overall shape along with the use of such a delicate pink. But if you take a closer look you’ll notice that the bodice is made out of knotted and braided plastic! Such a lovely design. I might even say it’s ingenious.