Designer duo, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, dedicated PFW to introduction of a capsule collection, La Collection Memento Nº1, inspired by the archives. A distinctively fresh lineup, fashioned in cotton, made rounds, enlisting all that an urban wardrobe requires. Intense colour blocking, cropped cargo pants and quilted pants had an old school charm, but were nowhere near the retro-platz (thankfully).
The label entered market in 2012, introduced RTW in 2015, and is already a force to reckon with when it comes to fashion that’s practical yet stylishly whimsical in its own right. Johanna Senyk’s Fall 2017 collection dresses a woman who needs to get things done and build her empire. Voluminous jumpsuits, top-stitched coats and ankle length tapered denim made way for floating platinum lamé dress with matching pants and Crayola-vivid yellow fleecy coat with silver disc buttons. Très magnifique.
Elegance was the theme for Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s runway this year. It was prim and retro, with midi dresses, style lessons from 40s, pointed pumps and pastel palette. He kept the collection relevant with swooping backs and baby dolls, and artfully embellished ‘R’ in rhinestone to add signature Rochas touch.
Dries Van Noten
Marking his 100th show with PFW 2017, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten celebrated the milestone with a retrospective remix of some of his most iconic prints and patterns. It wasn’t as much about the show than the woman who he envisions as a DVN dame. Over sized shearlings, shot silk jackets and jewel toned velvet statements stood out amongst the throng of Noten approved fashion.