At the end of a highly politicised fashion month, which included casting controversies, pussy power and a space ship, BoF brings you the Top 10 shows of Autumn/Winter 2017.
PARIS, France — This season saw designer’s responses to the shifting global political climate dominate the runways. From pussy powered protests to protectionism and paeans to multiculturalism, fashion is finding its voice in a brave — and scary — new world. BoF brings you the Top 10 shows of the Autumn/Winter 2017 season.
1. Balenciaga — designed by Demna Gvasalia, PFW
There will probably always be those who attribute cynicism to Demna Gvasalia’s appropriations, but what was consolidated in this collection was a persuasive passion for what he does.
With this debut collection, Raf Simons pulled off a dazzling balancing act that synthesised flesh and spirit for a new age — with an outsider sensibility.
3. Prada — designed by Miuccia Prada, MFW
Miuccia Prada has gone back to the well where her label was once at its strongest: surreal, sexy, serious and, for all her uncertainty, utterly alluring.
4. Marc Jacobs – designed by Marc Jacobs, NYFW
It was a genuine fashion moment, part celebration, part elegy. Marc Jacobs stands alone in New York in providing that depth of frisson.
There were a million bits and pieces in the Gucci show, some extremely beautiful, some ludicrous, and some a startling, provocative marriage of both.