This articles aims to provide evidences of androgynous trend is presence in 2017. In order to prove it, I selected some looks by different brands in 2016 catwalks which shows the S/S17 collections and key themes are emerging.
Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele’s love affair with Britain looks set to continue – for at least another three years that is. Michele sent out a large number of looks that continued his eclectic signature style and moved it on with inspiration for the Anglophile designer being part-Victorian, part-British eccentricity, part-King’s Road punk, part-tongue-in-cheek royal homage (complete with royalty-off-duty headscarves).
For the ss17 Chanel show Karl Lagerfeld created a Chanel Data cENTER, to mirror the technology-themed collection which includes technicolor prints, LED panels, light-up accessories, robot handbags and futuristic silver.
3. Christian Dior
“In sport you don’t distinguish gender because it’s the same for men and women. I wanted to produce this element in fashion.” -Maria Grazia
4. Saint Laurent
One of Paris Fashion Week’s hottest tickets showed last night as Saint Laurent set out its stall for spring/summer 2017. So what did Anthony Vaccarello make of his new job? In much the same way as most newcomers to the label, he sent out a collection that was as much a tribute to the house’s founder as anything.For 2017, Saint Laurent, or YSL as Anthony Vaccarello seems happier to call it, is referencing the label’s 1980s signatures, but adding in Vaccarello’s own favourite looks.
5. Dolce & Gabbana
The Dolce & Gabbana Spring ready-to-wear show was a good vantage point for observing how the old-fashioned runway system is being questioned—pushed by digital technology to the brink of falling apart.
The Valentino lines take on a new mannish inflection. Trousers in fabrics similar to historic Venetian textiles worn with soft shirts, smart trenches for modern daywear.
“Whatever I do, even if I cover up my girls, people can say it’s vulgar. But this is what it is. I think it’s really chic, really French. It’s Paris how I see it.” – Olivier Rousteing
The librarian, the female astronaut, the commuter, the ‘other’ woman. Female archetypes from Prada’s canon – and life itself – boarded a flight or spaceship from a terminal of sorts. Clutching Formica printed handbags, flat like kitchen tiles, Miuccia’s eponymous mid 20th century housewife also walked towards the boarding gate.
9. Louis Vuitton
The show opened with a series of fluid, one-sleeved draped jersey dresses, which were inspired by the French women who populate this city; whose dresses seem to float as they move. That freedom of movement continued through to black and white polka-dot and checkerboard prints which danced across Eighties-shouldered flippy dresses with circular cut outs at the hip. As free spirited as that all sounds, tailoring here was anything but; rigorously sharp with jagged angles – from jutting necklines to shoulders that were cut to slant forwards, to skewed wrap-over hemlines, even underarms and sleeves were dramatically sliced open – these were power suits of the future aimed squarely at millennial CEOs.
10. Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang need not say much. The designer, who has been working and reworking 1990s grunge for the last two years, left it to Drake and hip-hop artist.
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Showstudio.com. (2016). The @Prada set: steel mesh cage, lots of air conditioning, and none of the usual canapés or beverages. Alienation. https://t.co/3d1BlcAQSA. [online] Available at: https://showstudio.com/collection/prada_milan_womenswear_s_s_2017/milan_womenswear_s_s_17_prada [Accessed 25 Nov. 2016].
The Telegraph. (2016). Chanel SS17: every single look. [online] Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/paris-fashion-week/chanel-data-center-show-ss17-every-single-look/ [Accessed 25 Nov. 2016].
Vogue.com. (2016). Cite This For Me. [online] Available at: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2017-ready-to-wear/dolce-gabbana [Accessed 25 Nov. 2016].
Vogue.co.uk. (2016). Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2017 Ready-To-Wear Collection | British Vogue. [online] Available at: http://www.vogue.co.uk/shows/spring-summer-2017-ready-to-wear/louis-vuitton/collection/ [Accessed 25 Nov. 2016].
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WGSN, I. (2016). Vaccarello’s YSL debut gets tentative thumbs-up at Paris Fashion Week S/S17. [online] Available at: https://www.wgsn.com/blogs/vaccarellos-ysl-paris-debut-gets-tentative-thumbs-up-ss17/ [Accessed 25 Nov. 2016].