With so many seasons and so many shows, the monotony of Fashion month sometimes threatens to overshadow the excitement of design. Here are 4 brands beating those odds.
Spring Fashion Week 2015
What a perfectly modern interpretation of that je ne sais quois; the undeniable French-bohemian spirit that leaves you wishing desperately to become ‘that girl’. Deceptively simple pieces create a seemingly effortless beauty and provide instant style. To boot, upon the very recent death of Chloé founder Gaby Aghion, it only seems fitting to celebrate this classic, elegant brand that has stayed relevant and in demand since 1952.
Best looks: etherial white cheesecloth dresses, long-line blazers with shorts, denim shirt dresses and jumpsuits
3.1 Phillip Lim
Put simply, every single piece just begs to be worn. From an inventive warm-weather blazer to casually luxurious track pants, Lim knows exactly how to make a collection call out like a siren’s song. While other brands are skating on the extreme edges, Lim seems able to achieve the most coveted fashion balance like none other. He both satisfies the need to be wearable with the unrelenting desire to be whimsical. Divine.
Best looks: short sleeve blazer with Chinoiserie embroidery, architectural ruffles on crisp tops, karate belt wrap tops and jackets
This is what Fashion with a capital F looks like. Architectural, vibrant, alluring and juuuuuuust barely out of reach. Sure, there’s a lot to be said for wearable fashion, but sometimes you just want the artistry and fantasy that capital F Fashion used to imply. And with Balmain that’s what you get. Sex appeal, arresting design and a modern twist on the idea of haute. And with an unofficial muse like pop star Rihanna, it’s not hard to see why.
Best looks: cut-out tuxedo evening suit, cage skirts, windowpane check pants, rainbow striped belted leather mini dress
The only thing people love more than a comeback? A renaissance. No doubt Lacoste will always conjure up images of prep school sailing. But now that sportswear has achieved an oft-coveted and rarely achieved dual pop and runway legitimacy, Lacoste has a chance to redefine itself as a truly fashion-led sport brand. And with one of the most knockout jackets of the season, this collection felt a lot more star worthy than starboard.
Best looks: white jacket with exaggerrated collar, modified football jersey dress, t-shirt dress with layered pastel sheers, menswear vests