All Eyes on SS17
We cast an eye over the SS17 shows from some of our favourite brands…
Since launching their eponymous label in 2011, design-duo Marques Almeida have been on an unstoppable ascent to the top. Establishing themselves as one of the not-to-be-missed labels at LFW, and lining the racks of high-end retailers across the globe, their streetwise sass is captivating the fashion world.
Their SS17 collection was a glorious pick ‘n’ mix of almost edible shimmering metallics, Beetlejuice stripes and oversized tulle sleeves--all accessorized with impossibly large silver-hoops.
M’A, well known for their street casting, unveiled modern day muses donned in the brand’s trademark shredded denim, this time showcasing with oversized shirts, thigh-high boots and a largely pastel palette, with added detail in the form of indisputably brilliant fluff and ruffles. The ultimate piece in the collection was without a shadow of a doubt the lilac fluffy jacket with conspicuous silver metallic cropped trouser. WANT!
Alexander Wang, the designer who has established himself as the supreme ambassador of ‘90s grunge, assembled his latest #wangsquad of bleach-browed muses and enticed an A-list studded front row with three impressive collections.
The show ended with the unveiling of a surprise collaboration with Adidas – as if the Wang show couldn’t get any more amazing! Largely focusing on oversized slouchy silhouettes, his nine-piece capsule collection included a deceptively simple sweatshirt, hoodie and tracksuit. Playing with the iconic 3 stripes he mixed velour with PVC and kept the collection unisex and recognizably Wang.
His Spring collection had the usual understated cool vibe with deconstructed wardrobe basics such as bra tops and board shorts. Military style cropped jackets were paired with teeny-tiny pinstripe shorts and button-down skirts with sexy, boudoir style slip-dresses in a neon palette. Using black lace fringe detail for good measure, it was all set off with messy hair, pops of neon and back packs. He described his collection as “50 shades of grey meets Lords of Dogtown” – so perfect for a skate and some light bondage.
In three short years, creative director Han Chong has established Self-Portrait as the brand with the go-to dress. But for Spring ‘17 Chong extended his repetoire of feminine dresses to include separates such as the midi and mini skirt, the cropped trouser and tops; all while retaining his signature style. It’s an all-encompassing collection of elegant, flattering, wearable pieces – save plenty of space in next’s summers wardrobe!
Simple yet intricately designed and requiring few to no accessories – just let the eye wander and land upon all of the brilliant details on Chong’s classic soft pink dress. There was an abundance of oversized buttons; used as detailing on asymmetric, crisp collared-shirts, and creeping up the sides of cropped, military-style trousers. The colour palette reinforced the military feel with soft khaki, powder blue, burnt orange, black and mustard. Contrasting black buckled shoes by Robert Clergerie were teamed with the feminine silhouette, giving the whole collection an underlining air of attitude.
Delicate yet tough, this season’s collection was surprisingly laidback. Very wearable and unmistakably Chong.
Audiences have come to expect a lot from MM6 and the SS17 presentation didn’t disappoint.
Models stood statuesque in the label’s latest distressed-denim, teamed with tomboyish sweatshirts featuring cheerful prints of kittens. The collection represented ‘Friendship and Togetherness’ so models stood in pairs hanging around in similar looking outfits; one duo wore lace-detailed slips dresses, and another a full camo look complete with military holdall. Colourful stripes and sparkly shoes (modern day Wizard of Oz style) were toughened up with black leather and clear PVC trousers. Styled with leather belts and handkerchiefs tied around heads, the collection managed to be simultaneously cute and tough.