I know, you’re probably wondering why Pinterest Picks is going up on a Friday. Friday’s are usually reserved for fanciness! But because I have a jewelry review coming up this Monday, I shuffled my schedule around to make sure I could shoot photos when the weather wasn’t being rainy and evil. This works out better because all of the looks are still fresh in our minds from Fashion Week.
As I go through each runway show from New York, London, Milan, and Paris I always begin my posts with a lament on how boring and uninspired everything is. But somehow that thought never makes it into the final draft, because after a few days I’ve warmed up to the new collections and completely changed my mind.
I guess I’m guilty of overlooking the little nuances that change from year to year. On the surface it’s easy to say, “well someone hasn’t evolved from their 2015 collection.” Until I find the gems, and the amazing meticulous little details and think YES, this is what I want my closet to look like in spring. Then I start finding more and more looks that speak to me. MFW and PFW were stronger and more refined than NYFW and LFW. Glamour and romance stood out in these shows, but nothing was too whimsical. Almost every look could do a little ass kicking on the side. These shows right here are what I want spring to be about.
Etro Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – A ‘feast for the eyes’ is what we’ll call this collection because every look has so much detail. It’s just a buffet of ribbon, lace, silk, and ruffles. I’ll take it all, from the silver to the cream, camel, blue, and right to the burgundy, each wonderfully romantic and full of floral patterns.
Ermanno Scervino Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – This is one powerhouse collection of ladylike glamour. What stood out to me was the strength exuded in these pieces, despite the luminous yet muted color scheme. You’d think these pieces would all be made for fall, but they fit perfectly in with spring.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – While not the strongest collection, I could not resist a cape that was spring time ready. Capes were seen quite frequently on the SS16 runway, and this light version carried the same punch but with less weight. The themes of fall fashion, the ruffled collars, witchy boho vibes, and black booties are carried over into spring and summer, perfect for those who aren’t in love with pastels.
Gucci Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – Ok Gucci, we get it, geek chic is in, being a little waifish weirdo can get you places… as long as you’re fashionable. It’s as if Tavi Gevinson herself was the inspiration for this collection. A lot of the collection felt all over the place, but Gucci shows us how to mix prints.
Christian Dior Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – Oh Dior, you’re so darn pretty with your cropped sweaters and delicate scalloped edge dresses. The look is so enchanting yet normal. But there’s something about the undone feeling of it, how it’s not quite perfect, with the dress collar and cuffs sticking out, that makes it so alluring. Not to mention the chokers, the quintessential accessory.
Tsumori Chisato Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – Once I saw the upside down face sketch I knew Tsumori Chisato had to be on this list. Though I wish the rest of the collection could be as whimsical as this initial dress and a few of the Grecian styled numbers, I love that it feels like you’ve walked into a children’s room where stories about scuba divers and sea maidens are illustrated on clothing instead of paper.
Saint Laurent Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – Sometimes simplicity is best and Saint Laurent got it right with slip dresses, tiaras, wellies and a mix of vintage outerwear, everything from leather to fur to army jackets. Like a vintage goldmine. Practical? Not the most. Rocker chic and festival ready? Definitely.
Valentino Spring 2016 Ready to Wear – The designers mixed Italian and African details for this collection and the result was beautiful. Insanely delicate lace paired with white ceramic necklaces that suggest bones or shells becomes this strange mix of romantic and powerful at the same time. But the best part was the colorful patterns and embroidery making already delicate and beautiful pieces pop even more.