So far, we’ve seen hints of the 70s at almost every show this season. Burberry, notoriously known for the trench coats, went in a totally groovy direction incorporating psychedelic prints, fringe, and ponchos with boxy silhouettes and intricate patchwork on suede trousers and boots.
Toga also made reference to the 70s, incorporating lithe trenchcoats, slit trousers and tunics. Designer Yasuko Furuta explained that the collection was meantÂ to embody freedom; that mystical idea of freedom that makes us so nostalgic about the 70s. Moving away from the 70s trend and on to a generally fresh idea that has not often been reciprocated so far during fall winter fashion week, is homage to the sky.
Belstaff gets airborne, reference the big blue sky with power blues, and shades of white. The collection was very Amelia Earhart-esque, with Aviator styled jumpsuits, leather and shearling jackets and combat boots.
Aside from Belstaff going a different direction, Giles and Christopher Kane went off on their own tangents. Giles more so traveling way back the 17th century with dark, full gowns, ruffs, and capes. Giles even managed to incorporate hallucinogenic prints on some of the gowns. To make the show even more fun and theatrical, Giles instructed the models to get into character, becoming one with their garments and the overall mood of the show, really bringing that ghost of the past to life. Christopher Kane, who is known for his use of color, debuted a collection that was literally an orgy of color. Kane’s use of silhouettes was stunning and sexual; naked silhouettes intertwined together making a beautifully abstract print.