The 14 Looks You Need to See from Fashion Month
When Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, it's hard to believe we're still talking about the same season that showed in New York nearly three weeks prior. After a month of breathing in fashion's greatest runway moments, a recap is helpful. Here, we identify the most memorable fall/winter 2015 runway moments from all four cities.
The Zac Posen ball gown (above)
When Naomi Campbell closes a show, you know you're in for something good—but when she does so in a giant glittering ball gown, all expectations are out the door. We don't know which photo was Instagrammed more: Campbell walking the runway solo or on the arm of Zac Posen—that's right, she did it twice. Now that's a super model moment.
The full-on fringe Burberry Prorsum cape coat
Christoper Bailey turns out Burberry collections that are buzzed about well after his show's finale (remember last season's monogrammed blanket ponchos?). This time around, it was the full on fringed cape coat that truly stole the show.
Versace's nod to social media
The crystal-embroidered hashtags and @ symbols made this look a force to be reckoned with. As sexy as the show was—which should come as no surprise, we're talking about Versace here—Donnatella looked to social media as a point of reference for this collection, which she appropriately titled #Greek.
The moody sequined Tom Ford column
Tom Ford, who showed his fall/winter 2015 collection in Los Angles on the eve of Oscars weekend, had a front row filled with A-listers, like Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Moore, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus and more. But all eyes turned to the runway, naturally, as one beautiful look after another, worn by top models like Joan Smalls (above) and Karlie Kloss, hit the petal-covered walk. This cinnamon-colored sequin number Joan Smalls wore made an ever-lasting impression. For more on the show, check out this video where Ford explains why he showed in L.A. to InStyle's Eric Wilson.
The Royal Tenenbaums look at Gucci
For Alessandro Michele's highly anticipated first collection for Gucci, the designer gave the storied brand an exciting new look. But just how fresh was it? This look seems to be heavily inspired by The Royal Tenenbaums, a trend that lived in many fall/winter 2015 collections. Bravo!
The accessorized Balenciaga silo
Alexander Wang debuted an impressive Balenciaga collection at Paris Fashion Week. The jewelry, including sculptural pearl earrings and brooches emblazoned with the initials CB for Cristóbal Balenciaga, shined extra bright.
Moschino's graffiti gown
Jeremy Scott never fails to inject Milan Fashion Week with a serious dose of fun. His Moschino shows are always buzzed about, and oftentimes, they go viral within minutes. This time around, the designer, who is the man responsible for the house's McDonalds- and Barbie-inspired moments, took on streetwear vibes with graffiti-sprayed gowns.
The psychedelic animal print minidress at Dior
Raf Simons delivered a strong show on a sweet pastel pink runway—and his celebrity-filled front row was just the icing on top. This psychedelic animal print mini dress teamed with thigh-high latex boots made a mark this season. Couldn't you see cool fashion girls, like Alexa Chung and Chloe Sevigny, rocking this look?
Prada's sugary ensemble
Miuccia Prada sweetened things up for fall. The ornate minidresses, some of which were adorned with plastic-like extras and jewels, were teamed with dramatic opera-length gloves and double-strap Mary Jane pumps.
Marilyn Monroe at Max Mara
Gigi Hadid opened the Max Mara show in a look that channeled Marilyn Monroe. The cozy camel coat recreated an iconic Marilyn Monroe style moment so well that everyone did a double take. This comes as no surprise since the Hollywood star served as a muse for Max Mara's collection.
Peter Copping's two-tone gown at Oscar de la Renta
For Peter Copping's first collection at Oscar de la Renta, the designer, who previously helmed Nina Ricci, carried on the brand's legacy with this showstopper.
The accessorized Céline dress
Phoebe Philo seems to read the modern woman's mind. The designer filled her collection with cheeky animal prints and bell-cuffed sweaters that were accessorized with chic white sneakers and over-the-shoulder stoles punctuated with fur pom-poms. One of the most standout silos, styled with a beloved oversize shoulder tote, was the far-from-basic slip dress, which was crafted in what turns out to be the must-have hue for Fall 2015.
The badass glamour girl at Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs closed out New York Fashion Week with a collection composed of dark hues, intricate textures, heavy embellishments, and dramatic silhouettes. This look epitomizes the dreamy collection, which was shown in a space that was dressed with a hand-painted backdrop.
Over-the-tops details at Proenza Schouler
After showing a collection that consisted of fishnet tights and slashed tops and dresses, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the design duo behind the brand, finished off their dramatic collection with a set of sheer numbers embellished with feathers, grommets, and tons of sequins.