1 week. 7 days. 168 hours. 10,080 minutes. 604,800 seconds. That, my friends, is what stands between us and New York Fashion Week. On Thursday, September 4, the fashion set will descend en masse upon Manhattan for a week of Spring/Summer 2015 runway shoes. And it won’t stop there. After New York comes London, then off to Milan, and finally Paris, rounding out an entire month of heart stopping runway moments.
I’m just a tad bit excited.
In honor of the upcoming events, I compiled a list of the shows I am especially eagerly anticipating this season:
Hugo Boss – New York: Want to hear something? Before Jason Wu took the lead at Hugo Boss’s womenswear segment, I didn’t even know the German menswear giant had womenswear. This just goes to show what a spectacular job Wu has already done for label in just a few short months. He made his debut with the AW14 collection in February, which was the perfect marriage of Boss’s tailored (literally) heritage and his own penchant for the très feminine. Think crisp coats and pantsuits and the occasional floaty dress (worn with menswear oxfords, of course) done in sophisticated neutrals. He carried this “no frills lady” look into his resort collection, opting for a paler palette of ice blues and whites. I cannot wait to see how he translates this masculine-feminine aesthetic into the SS15 line!
Versus Versace – New York: Two things make the Versus Versace SS15 show extra-exciting, one being that Anthony Vaccarello collaborated with Donatella Versace on the upcoming line. Mr. Vaccarello seems the perfect partner for the iconic brand, as he cites the sexed-up rock’n’roll aesthetic made famous by the late Gianni Versace as one of his major inspirations. His own take is a bit more grown up, but not too grown up ; he assures he loves all things”short, high, tight”. With Vaccarello helping Versus, there is no doubt he will bring the Versace glamazon into modern day. On, and the second thing? It will be available for purchase online immediately. That’s right. Immediately. Following. The. Show. Let’s just let that sink in…
Joseph – London: This will only be the second runway show for the British label, which made its fashion week debut this past February. For the AW14 collection, creative director Louise Trotter created a concept of “real clothes that real people want to wear everyday”. What does that mean? A collection of perfect staples – the ultimate transitional wardrobe with an undertone of London-cool. Can you blame me for being kitty at the thought of the spring line?
Angelos Bratis – Milan: I know, I know. I already discussed Angelos Bratis on the blog already. But I can’t help it! Given the exquisiteness of his vaguely-1930s-infused AW14 line, his SS15 collection is set to be a showstopper.
Louis Vuitton – Paris: I have a bit of an obsession with all things Nicolas Ghesquière. He had big shoes to fill taking over for Marc Jacobs, but in just two collection he has managed to breath new life into the Vuitton girl, transforming her from Jacobs’ funky princess into a cool modern-day woman with a dash of Paris nonchalance. After the smashing success of both the AW14 and Resort 2015 lines, I cannot wait to see what Ghesquière has up his sleeve for SS15.
Each season, we all have those shows we look forward to just a little bit more than others. Which runways do you have your eye on? Are itching to see the latest from a decades-old mainstay to a young rising star?