The new year means many things to many people. For some, it’s a fresh start. For others, it’s a continuation of the same hard work and positive payoff. For the fashion forward, the new year is a reminder that Spring Fashion Month is upon us. We all may be looking forward to spring, but we’re looking at fall fashion as designers start to roll out their latest Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear collections. Let’s take a look at the dates you should be marking in your calendars, and obsessively refreshing Mood Sewciety for the latest updates on what’s big in 2018 Fall fashion.
New York Fashion Week February 5th-14th, 2018
- Raf Simons 8.30 pm February 7th
- Raf Simons’ Fall 2017 collection focused on a utilitarian, androgynous aesthetic, while his Spring 2018 collection was filled with distressed tailoring, the blending of the east and the west, and more androgyny. Will Raf Simons continue towards a genderless collection, or will he lean masculine for Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear?
- Oscar de la Renta 4 pm February 12th
- Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia had a bumpy start when taking over the reigns of Oscar de la Renta. Who could blame them? They’ve got some big shoes to fill. Their Spring 2018 collection featured a lot of pop art overtones, mixed with signatures from designers who had adorned and adored Oscar, a shift from what the brand usually displays. They steadied themselves slightly with a seaside themed Pre-Fall collection. Will these designers showcase a runway show worthy of their label?
- Anna Sui 7 pm February 12th
- Anna Sui is no stranger to wearable whimsy, which she proved in her Spring 2018 collection with a sexy sixties collection brimming with bright colors and funky prints. Her Resort 2018 collection had a more ethereal, romantic feel, drifting towards the seventies aesthetic. Will Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear feature the fantasy we’ve grown accustomed to by Anna Sui?
- Carolina Herrera 8 pm February 12th
- Carolina Herrera never disappoints when it comes to a runway show. Her Spring 2018 collection was overwhelmingly optimistic, and in typical Carolina Herrera fashion she kept it colorful and clean. Her Pre-Fall collection was filled with floral and primary colors, giving off a joyous feel as her models walked down the runway. Will Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2018 looks be just as optimistic, or will she go in a darker direction this season?
- Alice + Olivia 11 am February 13th
- Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet spends her time between flea markets and vintage stores, which shows in her stunning collections. Spring 2018 was themed around the Chelsea Hotel, an artists’ haven. For Pre-Fall, Alice + Olivia took it to the thirties and forties with more soft, feminine looks and a number of beautiful wrap dresses. What will Alice + Olivia have in store for us this year at New York Fashion Week?
London Fashion Week February 16th-20th, 2018
- Markus Lupfer 1.30 pm February 17th
- Markus Lupfer’s collections are the perfect escape, a blending of stunning colors and fun prints and patterns. Their Spring 2018 collection was quite loud, with exciting prints and vibrant colors. Pre-Fall took a turn, featuring more muted tones, while still upholding the beautiful escapism we’ve grown accustomed to. Will Markus Lupfer reveal another look into a different world for Fall 2018?
- Gareth Pugh 7.30 pm February 17th
- Gareth Pugh does not shy away from the current political climate, and his Fall 2017 collection was a clear reminder to stay woke. With Spring 2018, there were less of the political pieces and more fiery red, the passion of an artist in the middle of creating. Will Fall 2018 be a blending of the artist’s passion and the person’s political, or will Gareth Pugh take it in an entirely different direction at London Fashion Week?
- Edeline Lee 10.30 am February 18th
- The Edeline Lee wearer is a waif of a woman, ethereal and artistic. Edeline Lee’s Spring 2018 collection featured O’Keefe undertones, with flowers being fashion from the fabric of the garments. For Pre-Fall, there was more of the artsy feel, mixed with the silhouettes and styles of the forties. Where will Edeline Lee take us next for Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear?
- Delpozo 2 pm February 18th
- Delpozo is always bursting with stunning silhouettes and marvelous colors. Spring 2018 brought us bright colors, tulle, and a lot of floral, the perfect trio for a unique collection. For Pre-Fall, Delpozo brought in bright, tropical birds as accessories, pairing them with bows and bright colors. What innovations will Delpozo feature this season?
- ERDEM 11 am February 19th
- ERDEM’s collections always feature grandeur and beauty, but Spring 2018 was a new level of royalty, as Queen Elizabeth II’s fashion was a major influence. For Pre-Fall, ERDEM took the royal look and blended it with romantic silhouettes and Japanese floral prints to create an ethereal look. What new look will ERDEM create this year for London Fashion Week?
Milan Fashion Week February 20th-26th, 2018
- Gucci 3 pm February 21st
- Alessandro Michele’s Gucci is at the forefront of fashion, designing an ostentatious Spring 2018 show full of eighties glitter and glam, and even an homage to Elton John with a stunning purple sequin suit adorned with musical notes. For Pre-Fall, we followed Guccy around a tour of Dario Argento’s horror movies, the best of which having been shot in the seventies and eighties. Pairing horror with loud floral prints and sequins, Gucci displayed a beautifully modern take on the era. Where will Gucci take us for Fall 2018, and will we be seeing more of Guccy?
- Luisa Beccaria 11.15 am February 22nd
- Luisa Beccaria is known for utilizing the romantic aesthetic. Spring brought out the best of this look, with wedding vibes in the air and ethereal dresses on the models. Pre-Fall for Louisa Beccaria meant 70’s bohemian, with a little more masculine infused with femininity. Will we be seeing and more gender-blending from Luisa Beccaria, or will she revert to her natural, romantic roots?
- Prada 6 pm February 22nd
- It seems that designers have fallen on two sides of the same coin; they either embrace the political climate, or choose to ignore it and create something escape to. Prada has fallen decidedly on the side of embracing the political climate, and using it to fuel the fashion. For Resort 2018, Prada pushed back against that very label, calling the collection “modernist,” something that Resort absolutely isn’t. When it came to Spring 2018, Prada pushed militant fashion, combining functional fashion with the eighties club and street scene. Will Prada continue to push politics this season, or will they aim for a more escapist show?
- Moschino 8 pm February 22nd
- Jeremy Scott’s Moschino plays with fashion, always having fun with Moschino’s collections. For Resort 2018, he sent his models on a virtual road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, combining the sleaze of the city with the cheese of the prairie that one would encounter on the trip. For Spring 2018, biker ballerinas waltzed down the runway, mixing sweet and sexy in a way only Jeremy Scott can. Will there be more mixing of the aesthetics on the Moschino runway this spring?
- Versace 8 pm February 23rd
- Versace is on the minds of many this year, as “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” aired in January. Donatella Versace had her brother on her mind for Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear, as it was the 20 year anniversary of his death. In an homage to his legacy, Donatella revived classic Versace patterns (which she never does) and even brought back some of their old-school models, like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. For Pre-Fall, she turned towards sharp tailoring, and playing with bright colors balanced by black. What will Donatella Versace have in store for us at Milan Fashion Week?
Paris Fashion Week February 27th-March 7th, 2018
- Givenchy 10 am March 4th
- Givenchy had a new designer at the helm, Clare Waight Keller, for Spring 2018, bringing in a series of strong graphics for her first collection with Givenchy. For Pre-Fall it was all about bringing out the luxury in faux fur, and recreating old ideas in modern ways. Will Clare Waight Keller bring out the Givenchy we all know and love for Fall 2018?
- Valentino 5 pm March 4th
- Valentino had models marching down the runway in clear plastic sequins, giving off a modern eighties vibe. This vibe continued into Pre-Fall, even bringing in some seventies themes, too. Will the anachronism continue into Fall 2018?
- Alexander McQueen 8 pm March 5th
- Alexander McQueen is the bad boy of British brands. This was seen quite clearly in the Resort and Spring 2018 collections, where models dawned garden classics like ragged trench coats and plastic gloves, paired with ball gowns and party dresses fit only for the British elite. This solidly English collection brings you from the countryside where the elite relax and unwind, to the upscale parties they throw in chic homes in Knightsbridge. Will the regalia continue at Paris Fashion Week?
- Chanel 10.30 am March 6th
- Chanel’s designer Karl Lagerfeld has had no problem incorporating his style into Chanel’s classic look, bringing a modern look to the classic tweed that Chanel is known for. In a stunningly set runway show for Spring 2018, models strutted past waterfalls in pastel ensembles, reminiscent of the 60’s but made modern with bits of denim and optimism sewn in. For Pre-Fall, Karl Lagerfeld took Chanel to his home, Hamburg, Germany, where he was inspired by sailors and dock goers in his youth. This was seen quite clearly in the Pre-Fall collection, as models wore cable-knit sweater dresses and captain hats. What will Karl Lagerfeld bring to the brand this season?
- Louis Vuitton 6.30 pm March 6th
- Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2018 collection was a blending of the east and the west, specifically of Japan. They sent models down the runway in expertly tailored garments, and staged the whole event at Miho Museum. For Spring 2018, Louis Vuitton took us to another museum, the Louvre, where French regalia was mixed with casual day wear. What will Louis Vuitton bring to the table at Paris Fashion Week this year?
I am so excited for Gucci’s line, I can hardly sleep! What collection are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!