It’s a wrap! Now that Fashion Week is over and we fiercely desire Spring 2020 to arrive, let’s look back to the most viewed fashion shows; from Prada to Gucci and Burberry.
Fashion Week’s most-viewed shows
We live in an online world and therefore data can predict new trends. Vogue revealed their most-viewed shows of last month’s Fashion Week in Paris, New York, London and Milan. Besides the fact that the list is packed with big fashion houses, we can guarantee that these shows will cause some new fashion trends to happen. Check out the most-viewed shows below.
Gucci wouldn’t be Gucci if Alessandro Michele didn’t succeed in drawing the highest amount of watchers. Gucci’s show at Milan Fashion Week started with some blank outfits, representing the “normative dress” as dictated by society and those in control. After a couple of ‘blank’ looks, the real deal started, full of Gucci-like ensembles. However, the bold logos stayed absent. The entire collection is influenced by the freedom fashion experienced in the 90s.
“The roofs of Paris remind me of the atmosphere of the ‘Nouvelle Vague’. I saw silhouettes walking on the roofs. I thought about Kristen Stewart playing Jean Seberg and all the actresses Gabrielle Chanel dressed at that time,” said Virginie Viard about her inspiration behind Spring 2020 collection.
3. Saint Laurent
Anthony Vaccarello’s fashion show for Saint Laurent was nothing but phenomenal. Models (including Naomi Campbell) fiercely walked the runway accompanied by flashing lights and pervading music. The collection in itself felt similar to Hedi Slimane’s past shows for the fashion brand – although Vaccarello dares to experiment a bit more. Vaccarello knows how to elevate Saint Laurent to a higher level, by adding some chic casualness that Slimane didn’t have.
Prada’s womenswear collection explored the power of women’s style over fashion. We saw a lot of ’70s and ’80s influenced in Miuccia’s show, including witty shoes, clashing prints and bold accessories.
5. Louis Vuitton
What do ‘An expression of refinement’, ‘Intrinsically theatrical’ and ‘Graphic flair’ have in common? They all refer to compositions of Louis Vuitton’s latest collection, shown at Paris Fashion Week. Nicolas Ghesquere created an outspoken and extravagant collection, based on contemporary artist Sophie’s “It’s okay to cry”.
Numbers 6 to 10
The list goes on. We have Burberry, Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Celine and Versace on the list – like you might expected.
Tisci knows how to elevate the British chic Burberry to a modern level. He exactly knows when the British stifness works and when it doesn’t. The result? A daring collection, very fashion forward for the brand.
At Christan Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri drew inspiration from the garden as a plural space that reflects the diversity of living things and pays witness to the relationship man has with nature. No feministic quotes and slogans, just a peaceful (and strong!) collection.
At Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia created a great parody on today’s society. Models wore key cords with bank passes of MasterCard, while wearing oversized formalwear. Furthermore, the ‘campaigner dress’ formed the radiant center piece of the collection.
Hedi Slimane went back to the ’70s and ’80s for some good, old fashion inspiration at Celine. The result? Many ’70s looks, flared jeans and maxi skirts, accompanied by gilets.
At last, Versace does truly deserve a place on this list, as Donatella included the fashion model (and dress) that made all others fade away. The moment when Jennifer Lopez entered Versace’s runway was phenomenal. A historic moment for the fashion industry.