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Carlin creative trend bureau: Ready-to-Wear Trends– Womenswear F/W 2016-17

Mar 1, 2016

Carlin creative trend bureau analyses the Catwalk shows Fall Winter 16-17, from New York to London

Burberry Photo Alessandro Garofalo Vogue Runway

90’s in NYC

The New York designers have developed many variations of the 90’s reminiscence, one of the key-trends seen on the Big Apple’s catwalks. Nineties, this sometimes « ragbag » designation needs to be specified  because this last decade has seen a coexistence of many directions, even sometimes contradictory. This season what we talk about is more  sober fashion,  of pared-down beauty and intellectual , like once conceived by Belgian and Japanese-Parisian designers , dominating the catwalks in those days .

A.F Vandevorst Photo Luca Tombolini Vogue Runway

DKNY Photo Marcus Tondo Vogue Runway

Narcisso Rodriguez Photo Marcus Tondo Vogue Runway

This trend is also expressed in a more sporty way like by DKNY as for reference, this season taken over by a young designer duo after the departure of Donna Karan, herself being an undeniable figure of 90’s fashion, and like that all has come fullcircle.
The bad-girl is also a recurrent stylistic phenomenen, when this influence refers explicitly to streetwear, omnipresent this season.

Alexander Wang Photo Yannis Vlamos Vogue Runway

Fenty X Puma Photo Marcus Tondo Vogue Runway

Hood by Air Photo Marcus Tondo Vogue Runway

The recurrent key-item of this  90’s dress-code is ofcourse the slip-dress, a dress with fine straps and emblematic for this decade ( remember : Kate Moss period of Johnny Depp, the wedding dress of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy…) and of  which we have seen multiple versions from NY to London.

Edun Photo Monica Feudi Vogue Runway

Marque's Almeida Photo Yannis Vlamos Vogue Runway

Narcisso Rodriguez Photo Marcus Tondo Vogue Runway

The War of the Romantics

We jump 100 years back in time, from the end of the 20st century to the end of the 19th, period of increased  romanticism that has inspired the Anglo-saxon designers in different ways..
Two interpretations confront eachother: on the left a dark and twisted  vision, on the right a more contemporary and design-filtered  version.
Leading the way of the first direction, Marc Jacobs has produced a mind-blowing catwalk show recalling his farewell show at  Vuitton several seasons ago, through it’s 1900 inspiration. A romantic style we can see at other designer shows and often twisted by an unexpected pop detail.

Alexander Mc Queen Photo Kim Weston Arnold Vogue Runway

Erdem Photo KimWestonArnold Vogue Runway

Marc Jacobs Photo Monica Feudi Vogue Runway

This inspiration is also done in a more innovative and designer way, notably by the sisters Mulleavy of the Rodarte label, supporters of the junction of past and futur, and other edgy labels like Prounza Schouler.

BCBG Max Azria Photo Yannis Vlamos Vogue Runway

Proenza Schouler Photo Monica Feudi Vogue Runway

Rodarte Photo Indigital Images Vogue Runway

The Bloomsbury Group 

As for the English designers, they have explored their artistic heritage  evoking the Bloomsbury influence, supported by literary persons like Virginia Woolf, the painters Dora Carrington or Vanessa Bell, of whom the color palettes have inspired certain London collections.

This artistic reference allows to evoke ,with a certain freedom ,a fashion with a vintage and nostalgic touch , while showing the 70’s references.

Burberry Photo Yannis Vlamos Vogue Runway .fr

Burberry Photo Yannis Vlamos Vogue Runway

Cristopher Kane Photo KimWestonArnold Vogue Runway

Topshop Unique Photo Iannis Vlamos Vogue Runway

Big painted flowers, the checked tweeds, the home decoration references evoke a cosy and inspiring fashion style, therefor avoiding the too marked   decade  clichés.

Completely anchored in time and without referring to the past, some designers develop a graphic, very contemporary fashion which reflects their personal vision of fashion. Victoria Beckham, at the top of her  fashion-credibilty, personifies from now on this distinctive design fashion, sometimes even dark like the emerging label Toga or in volumes like the  new-yorker Delpozo.

Delpozo Photo Luca Tombolini Vogue Runway

Toga Photo Alessandro Garrofalo Vogue Runway

Victoria Beckham Photo Yannis Vlamos Vogue Runway

We can see the London fashion becoming more and more international, like the increasing notority of designers like J.W Anderson, supporter of strange and totally innovating hybridisations.

J.W Anderson Photo Alessandro Garofal Vogue Runway

And even if their work will be presented in  Paris, the Brittish Phoebe Philo at Céline or Stella Mc Cartney are not to be outdone… to be followed up!
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