Fashion Month’s Top 10 Shows

Over the past month, fashion has been taking over the world, literally. From New York to London and Milan to Paris, the biggest names in fashion (as well as some up-and- comers!) have just presented their Spring/Summer 2020 shows. Each show highlighted the designers unique artistic style while also reflecting the current trends. While Winston-Salem doesn’t exactly preach high fashion, it’s still fun to keep up with the trends and see the Hadid sisters light up a runway. So, in our humble, college student opinions, here are our picks for the top 10 shows from fashion month. 

Amanda’s Top Five

Marc Jacobs

The Marc Jacobs show was pure fun. The models strutted down the runway with unique and colorful attire that certainly gets heads turning. All of the designs had a magical and whimsical feel to them. Jacobs made a bold statement for his Spring collection that totally exceeded all my wishes.

Photo credits: Vogue Runway

Fendi

Fendi never ceases to amaze me each year. I adored the color scheme of the show, which highlighted the beauty of golden browns with hints of green and pink. The runway reflected the experience of spending a summer in Italy, which is something we all dream of. This collection feels relaxed and is perfect for the spring and summer months. 

Photo credits: Vogue Runway
Photo credits: Vogue Runway

Celine

Celine’s Spring 2020 collection sent us all the 60s and 70s rock and roll vibes. There was nothing over the top or extreme- just simple, classic, and timeless looks. It was everyday Parisian street wear with bootcut jeans and feminine blazers. All of the models reflected the confidence and power of a Parisian women, qualities we all try to incorporate into our own personal style. 

Photo credits: Vogue Runway
Photo credits: Vogue Runway

Stella McCartney

I always have to include my role model Stella McCartney, because she is not only an incredible designer, but also changing the fashion industry. In this collection, seventy five percent of her collection was eco-friendly (Nicole Phelps, Vogue Runway). On top of putting sustainability first, McCartney’s collection was perfectly feminine and filled with baby pastels. It was filled with loose fitting garments and fun patterns that reflected her love for the earth. As always, Stella McCartney shined during fashion month.

Photo credits: Vogue Runway

Brandon Maxwell

I could never make a top five list without including one of my favorite designers, Brandon Maxwell. Known for his long, ball gown skirts and elegant attire, Maxwell changed things up and took a more casual approach. For the spring collection, denim, blazers, and cut-out tops were major showstoppers. It was clothing that an everyday woman wants to wear, whether working in the city or meeting a friend for lunch because it’s effortlessly chic and flattering. 

Photo credits: Vogue Runway
Photo credits: Vogue Runway

Owen’s Top Five

Chanel

The first show without Karl at the helm of creative direction and it went..well! It seems this was this was an ode to the classic Chanel style of tweeds and feminized business attire, but it works and works well. 

Photo credit: Vogue

 Savage X Fenty

Rihanna just reinvented lingerie and fashion production. This show was emphasized all body types, races, handicaps, sexualities, etc. It was moving and powerful. Oh, and the fits were nothing short of superior. Thank you for saving literally everything, Rih. 

P.S. If you have Amazon Prime, check out the documentary/show 😉

Photo credits: Vogue
Photo credits: Vogue

Versace

Donatella continues to strengthen the Versace women, with these subtle yet effective themes of past collections. An ode to Gianni and the strength of women. Not to mention, JLo came back in the revamped version of that all {powerful} jungle dress that invented Google Images. And managed to look better than she did almost 20 years ago? Groundbreaking. 

Photo credits: Vogue
Photo credits: Vogue

Mugler

Gaining the likes of the Kardashian clan and many other high profile celebrities, Theirry Mugler is an up and coming fashion house that is molding trends for the upcoming decade. Gender bending designs eliminate divides in heteronormative sterotypical fashion. It’s refreshing and a surge in the right direction. I cannot wait to see this house blossom in the years to come.

Photo credits: Vogue
Photo credits: Vogue

Laquan Smith

While not necessarily creating trends, LaQuan Smith is taking present ones to the next level. With pop culture references to shows such as “Big Little Lies” *que Renata Klein* and strong silhouettes, he’s doing something right. It is in the very near future to see many high profile influencers dawning these looks, and I can’t wait. And for anyone thought snake print was dead, think again. 😉

Photo credits: Vogue
Photo credits: Vogue

Fashion Month truly exceeded our expectations. We saw fashion houses like Chanel and Fendi come back stronger than ever by staying close to their roots after the loss of Karl Lagerfield. Then there was Brandon Maxwell and Marc Jacobs who experimented with their collections, and it definitely paid off. Fashion is so near and dear to our hearts because the clothes we wear represent our personalities. We each chose five completely different shows, which proves how unique our sense of styles and identities are. The clothes we choose to wear make a statement to the world, and all of these designers, whether featured in fashion month or not, allow every person to be the person they want to be. 

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