Oh. My. Goodness folks. It is finally that time of the year when I get to start thinking about fall and actually get to re-look at all of the amazing fall runway shows from the spring. This year so many designers were amazing, those who walked the runway as well as those who didn’t. Some of my favorites this year were Brandon Maxwell, Burberry, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Siriano, Lanvin, Michael Kohrs, Rag and Bone, Tadashi Shoji, and Valentino. So many designs, so many favorites!! How do I choose!? So, I started by ‘ranking’ my favorites, those I wanted to most re-create, and those that I liked bits and pieces of. Some of those I want to re-create are:
And those that I liked bits and pieces of are:
Then I got down and dirty and started designing, looking at how I would tweak something or how do I scale it down. Some designs were easier than others and I don’t want to ‘copy’ but be inspired by these amazing designers. So, I looked at trends among my favorites. What seems to be reoccurring? And what I noticed the most were sleek, simple lines. Cape coats and other outerwear without frills. Dresses with either a simple A-line or sheath silhouette. Skinny jeans, banded bell sleeves, knee high boots, plaid, ponchos, sequins, sweaters, and the list goes on and on it seems. And here are the first few designs I came up with. Some have color, those that I have material for or just ‘seems right’ and some don’t.
Next step: find materials! Wish me luck! Want to see more update and details? Sign up for my newsletter.