September is quickly approaching. Do you know what that means? All the little children go back to school, the air seems to be filled with the pungent scent of pumpkin spice, and sweaters come back into play! Am I missing anything? School, spice, sweaters, that sums up September. Oh wait, September is fashion month, the most important month of the year for the fashion forward! September is the time for fashionistas to flourish and designers to bask in the glory of having completed a glamorous collection. Let’s take a look at the dates you should mark on your calendar.
New York Fashion Week September 7th-14th, 2017
- Project Runway 9 am September 8th
- The Project Runway finalists will be presenting their final designs at 9 am on September 8th, who do you think will make it work?
- Christian Siriano 4 pm September 9th
- Christian Siriano’s Fall 2017 line used rich reds and pinks, evoking images of fire and warmth on the textured velvet and soft suiting he designed. His Resort 2018 selections changed direction with metallic neutrals and pastels, creating stunning formal wear. What will this former Project Runway winner show this fall season?
- Fenty x Puma by Rihanna 9 pm September 10th
- Using windbreakers and back-to-school style, Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma line exploits loose silhouettes and athleisure full of attitude. Sporting puffy jackets adorned with varsity letters, Fenty x Puma’s partnership is clearly an A+. Where will this distinctive collaboration go at New York Fashion Week 2017?
- Oscar de la Renta 4 pm September 11th
- At last years New York Fashion Week, Oscar de la Renta newest designers, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, were off to a slow start with a failed curtain opening, which was followed with pieces that left some less than impressed. The Resort 2018 collection turned that idea around with fresh colors and stunning evening wear, and even some surprising casual attire. Will Oscar de la Renta bring it this year at New York Fashion Week?
- Marc Jacobs 6 pm September 13th
- Marc Jacobs Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear line was littered with Hip-Hop fashion, gold chains and bold furs on many of the models. In an homage to his home city, New York, he adorned his models in bling and party dresses, noting that he was inspired by the documentary “Hip-Hop Evolution.” Jacobs leeched most of the colors from his Resort 2018 collection, sticking with light lavenders and pale yellows layered under neutrals. Will Jacobs’ Fall 2018 looks have the same relaxed look of this past years collection?
London Fashion Week September 15th-19th, 2017
- Molly Goddard 12 pm September 16th
- Molly Goddard’s collections are classically childlike, utilizing tulle skirts and smocks to create high-end designer fashion. Her past collections have been a success, many praising Molly Goddard’s ruched lines. Will this year be another success for Molly Goddard?
- Burberry 7 pm September 16th
- Burberry’s sophisticated look is iconic, laced with sultriness and Britishisms. Chic striped shirts and faded denim were modeled alongside stunning lace shift dresses. Will Burberry bring the British style we’ve come to expect?
- Mary Katrantzou 9 am September 17
- Disney fans found a friend in Mary Katrantzou’s Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear, as her models made their way down the runway in Fantasia themed garments. 1940’s film noir made its way into this collection, making for a glamorous and dramatic look. Will Mary Kantrantzou keep up the drama this season?
- Versus Versace 5 pm September 17th
- Versus Versace may have a classic name, but their collections are fresh and modern. Geared towards millennials, the lines go between short and sexy dresses to relaxed leisure suits. Their Fall 2017 line was mostly black, with a splattering of colors, while their Resort 2018 collection was brimming with color. Will this years Versus Versace show be just as bright?
- Emporio Armani 7 pm September 17th
- Emporio Armani’s Fall 2017 was primarily made up of shades of grey, with a few colors slipped in here and there. Sweaters and see-through coats were mixed with checkered pants and fur, fur, fur! Will the shades of grey seep through to this years collection, or is Emporio Armani on the verge of brighter horizons?
Milan Fashion Week September 20th-26th, 2017
- Gucci 3 pm September 20th
- Gucci is a household name at this point, although their collections are anything but. In the past two season, Gucci has mixed their male and female lines, the gender divide blurring in a multitude of ensembles. The recent Resort collection was reminiscent of ancient Greece and Rome, while last years fall collection combined the 70’s with ball gowns and chinoiserie. What themes and motifs will Gucci be evoking at the years Milan Fashion Week?
- Fendi 12.30 pm September 21st
- Fendi is a designer of decadence and debauchery, swaddling designs in pearls and jewels fit for a God. Bright colors clashed with each other cleverly, and patterns were carved right into fur in the Resort 2018 collection. This was a big difference from the Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear, which was sophisticated and stern, lacking any hint of playfulness or joy. Will Fendi be bouncy and bold this season, or is their a lackluster collection in the works
- Prada 6 pm September 21st
- Prada’s Fall 2017 line seemed to be a walk through time of women’s fashion forward achievements. To 50’s style sex bombs to 70’s-esque ensembles, Prada used bright colors and beautiful silhouettes to show off their style. Resort 2018 threw out the past and stepped into more modern territory with tracksuits and tech. Will Prada go back in time this season, or back to the future?
- Giorgio Armani 10.30 am September 22nd
- Giorgio played around with the suit last fall season, experimenting with textures, patterns, and colors. There was more fun and less structure in the Resort 2018 line, with funky colors and stunning silhouettes. Will this season be one of structure or silliness for Giorgio Armani?
- Versace 6 pm September 22nd
- Versace is not a brand that shies away from statements. Models stepped out in the Fall 2017 collection in politicized t-shirts and sexy silhouettes. The Resort 2018 line went a different direction, with an homage to Hollywood and lovely Los Angeles. Will this be another season of politics in Milan for Versace, or will she go another way?
Paris Fashion Week September 26th-October 3, 2017
- Givenchy 10 am October 1st
- Givenchy’s Fall 2017 collection was an interim one, with their creative director stepping down. They chose 27 of Riccardo Tisci’s top looks are revamped them, showing off an entirely blood red collection. The Resort 2018 collection was their first with a new creative head, Clare Waight Keller. A multifaceted collection set anywhere from ancient Rome to modern day, will Clare Waight Keller’s first Fall collection with Givenchy be a success?
- Balenciaga 11.30 an October 1st
- Balenciaga tested out new silhouettes in their Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection. Although their off-kilter blazers and puffed up dresses fell short, many of their pencil-skirt looks were as high-fashion as it gets. Will this fall fall flat for Balenciaga?
- Valentino 3 pm October 1st
- Fall 2017 was an amalgamation of the Victorian Era and Memphis style, as high collars met vibrant colors. In the Resort 2018 collection, Valentino turned towards the most popular music genre at the moment; Hip-Hop. Athleisure and attitude coated the Resort collections. What will Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear bring from Valentino?
- Hermès 4.30 pm October 2nd
- Hermès is a brand that bleeds sophistication. An classic collection of capes and knit sweaters marched Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear, while Resort 2018 stuck to old school resort style, with ruffled dresses and pleated skirts perfect for a resort vacation. Will Hermès deliver on another iconic set?
- Alexander McQueen 8 pm October 2nd
- Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection was rich with natural elements and leather ensembles. A lot of rich reds were mixed with black and white, while suns and stars were embroidered into gowns. Will this be another out of this world collection for Alexander McQueen?
- Chanel 10.30 am October 3rd
- Chanel seems to be jumping in time with their past couple of collections. This time last year we were treated with a space show, Chanel’s models bedecked in spacesuits and futuristic garments. The Resort 2018 then jumped back, landing in ancient Greek and Rome, like so many other collections this season. Where will Chanel land this year?
- Louis Vuitton 6.30 pm October 3rd
- Louis Vuitton’s Japanese showing for the Resort 2018 line very much fit with the scenery, a futuristic Shangri-la. The Japanese style was blended with the classic Louis Vuitton look quite successfully, making for a pleasing line. Their Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection was set in the Louvre, and aimed for a sense of freedom, a lack of boundaries. Will Louis Vuitton hit a limit this year at Fall 2017 Paris Fashion Week?