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Global Fashion Week
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 4:56:18 PM Australia/Sydney
As one of the fashion industry’s biggest months, September heralds the Spring/Summer runway shows for the “Big Four” global fashion capitals. Top designers in New York, London, Milan & Paris take their turn to host the exclusive fashion media set for a week each, setting the tone for the next year’s Spring/Summer season.
With the last of the runway shows having just concluded, here are the top jewellery trends that caught our eye:
Get the look of your favourite trend with our Najo picks.
And while we’re at it, here were the key fashion trends from each city:
The crisp white shirt was a strong feature among a number of collections, including Tibi and Bevsa. Free from embellishment or assymetrical styling, the white business shirt was a strong versatile piece while being far from basic.
Draping also added a sculptural element to the collections of Proenza Schouler and Oscar De La Renta. Beautifully contoured to the body and designed to accentuate curves, this trend sees the revival of effortless chic.
Voluminous silhouettes in dramatic black palettes were also presented by Oscar De La Renta, presenting a new look moving away from the brights and pastels of seasons past.
To read more of Vogue’s NYFW recap, head here.
Heading across to Europe, the draping that featured across some of the NYFW shows were also showcased by the likes of JW Anderson and Richard Malone, where ultra-feminine designs played on fluidity and form.
As an accessory that may have previously been perceived to be outdated, the silk scarf made a reappearance layered over outerwear at the Burberry, Preen & Erdem shows. No longer restricted to being solely a neck scarf, this piece was styled in new ways, from a dress to simply tied around the waist.
Dramatic elegance was an underlying theme seen at Erdem, Simone Rocha and Molly Goddard. Combining crisp cottons with volume building techniques, like layering & gathering, created dramatic shapes that spoke of opulence.
Read Vogue’s full recap of the London SS20 shows here
Tropical prints made a come-back featuring a new take on florals and leaf prints. The easy highlight of the week was Jennifer Lopez walking for Versace in a variation of her iconic jungle print dress she previously wore for the Grammy’s in 2000. So highly searched was the dress back then, that it urged Google to invent the ‘image search’ feature.
70’s day dressing also made a comeback with hippy vibes and floaty fabrics. Maxi dresses and ruffle details were executed in warm colour palettes in this nostalgic resurgence.
‘High Shine’ was a key trend, particularly for evening wear, as designers such Emporio Armani & Fendi highlighted pieces with sparkly crystal detail and silvery iridescent fabrics.
To read more of Fashionista’s Milan Fashion Week recap, head here.
Florals featured heavily at the Dior Show, referencing an underlying message of sustainability and the fragile state of the natural world. Beautifully embroidered prints also featured in Dries Van Noten’s collection.
Dramatic white silhouettes with an excess of fabric were seen at Valentino, Nina Ricci and Louis Vuitton – with details focused around the shoulders. Houses like Balenciaga and Altuzarra featured sharp tailoring in bold colours.
See more of the best looks from Paris Fashion Week on Harper’s Bazaar, here.