Whether this makes you want to throw rotten tomatoes, eggs, or even shoes at us, we have to say it—there are trends we hate this season. Just because something is trendy doesn’t mean you should wear it, right? And shelling out big money to wear the hottest trends of the seasons isn’t doing you any favors when that trend doesn’t suit you. So while everyone flaunts what they’re wearing to NYFW, we’re here to tell you what trends we think need to go back to the drawing board:
Dior Saddle Bag , Cycling Shorts, Ugly Sneakers and Animal Print Overload.
Let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments below!
In Tbilisi, Georgia—just 65 miles away from Russia’s border—is a small, yet bustling fashion week.
Taking center stage as an emerging designer in Tbilisi Fashion Week is Ani Datukishvili; the Georgian designer began her brand in 2016 after graduating from Central Saint Martins and Istituto Marangoni.
Her spring/summer collection kept to timeless neutrals, the clean whites, grays, and blacks a blank canvas for her future.
Utilizing metallic, and a bit of sparkle, each piece came to life. The unique folds in the collection emanated a carefree, laid-back vibe, juxtaposing the sheer fabrics and corsets that give this collection its classic femininity.
Datukishvili challenged herself with fun silhouettes and adding asymmetrical details.
With a collection that ranges from casual to cocktail, Ani Datukishvili is ready to put Tbilisi Fashion Week on the map. Stay tuned.
Scroll down to check out Ani Datukishivili’s S/S ’18 collection.
A fashion week favorite, Dan Liu specializes in femininity. And this S/S ’18 season, he created a collection of cocktail attire ready to whisk you away to a dream getaway, inspired by the concept of, “Smell the Sea, Feel the Breeze, Hear the Ocean, Be at Ease”.
As soft melodies plays in the background, the models gently sway down the runway, trapped in a fairytale romance.
Pairing the classics of ruffles and lace, Liu brings us into spring and summer with serene floral prints. But delicate gold details are interrupted by pops of graphic prints, and the peacock-inspired makeup is just the right amount of oomf.
Doused in classic whites, pale pinks, and blues in sweet hemlines, the versatility and wearability of this collection is not to be overlooked. Crystal-accented pieces are tastefully added for just the right amount of elegance.
For Dan Liu, “Feeling is much more important than other senses that we have. Yes, our eyes can see and ears can hear, but I’d rather feel…”
Soak in the sun’s rays and imagine yourself a heroine in Dan Liu’s whirlwind of romance.
Click through the gallery below to get the full view.
Byline: Getty Images for Dan Liu at NYFW: The Shows
Away from the bustle of Tbilisi Fashion Week, a private opening event on Kobuleti Street. Georgian designer Mariam Gvasalia opened her new store on October 27.
Filled with vibrant, eye-catching patterns, crisp blazers, and clean silhouettes, there are no dull moments in this collection. Mariam Gvasalia leads Georgia in her fashion-forward style, creating pieces with charm and energy. Not limiting herself to clothes, the store also featured chic heels and sneakers in a neat little rows.
Just one look and you can see the quality of each piece.
The event’s attendees were just as stylish, mixing texture and pattern in their looks, as they perused the designs and snacked on sweets from local artisan chocolate maker Chocola TT. Between each bite and sip of champagne, they even tried on a few designs.
Best described as a store where fantasies come to life, Mariam Gvasalia is a must see while in Tbilisi.
Keep scrolling to check out photos from the opening.
Climbing the ranks of familiarity through jewel-encrusted watches, Galtiscopio took on fashion with its debut at NYFW: First Stage. As jewel tones and embellishments shined across the room, the chic and elegant collection was undoubtedly a head turner.
What could have easily become an evening collection, with its array of plunging necklines and jeweled hip cutouts, was balanced out with bodysuits and grommet pieces. The presentation also included a capsule collection of graphic t-shirts to break up the formality, showing Galtiscopio is not afraid to have a little fun.
Describing the collection, designer Ying Lau stated, “It is a mixture of creativity and contemporary. I would like every woman to show her unique, confident, splendid and elegant personality.”
And in this collection, we have no doubt they will.
Photos: Bryan Bedder for Galtiscopio at NYFW: First Stage
For Vladimiro Gioia, inspiration comes from the Land of the Rising Sun—Japan. Exploring the duality of sensitivity and strength within the female samurai, Gioia’s collection aims to balance the wise and noble with grace and harmony.
Feminine blouses and dresses show off this duality: they mix texture and patterns, sheen with sheer, black with color. Topped off with hand-stitched details around the torso to form the outline of a samurai’s armor, the juxtaposition of concepts sit side by side in each piece.
There is something so alluring, yet so badass about this collection.
The prints themselves are reminiscent of the Azuchi-Momoyama period, a time when Japanese unification was still underway, and utilize the symbols of beauty and war, the sakura and the samurai. In a nod to the traditional pagoda screens, Gioia also includes peacock and heron prints.
A vision of a fighter, Vladimiro Gioia’s woman is one of strength, courage, and unwavering values. But for the S/S 2018 collection, we peek into her inner woman.
Fashion for Conservation took to the runway to raise awareness and funds for African elephants. Presenting their Elephantasia campaign at London Fashion Week, Fashion For Conservation worked with 24 international designers to create unique, conscientious pieces.
Gliding down the runway in whites, khaki greens, and gray and silver hues, the multitude of looks formed a cohesive collection despite the number of designers. From sophisticated elephant shapes and patterns to voluminous pieces to intricate details, the creativity and heart put into this cause is unmatched.
In the spirit of preserving one of nature’s treasures, the collection brought together minds from all over the world, including: Kromagnon, Gabriela Rose, Amin Phillips, Autonomous Collection, Tatiana Shebelnik, Annafora, Re.ne(w), Free Mind, Gypset Girl, Dawnamatrix, J. Von Stratton, Meredith Allen, AS Fashion Ibiza, C.Nicol, Ashanti Renee, and more.
Elephantasia had everyone in a trance with its absolute breathtaking collection, reminding fashion week-goers that only we can protect the elephant.
Proceeds from Elephantasia’s S/S ’18 collection benefit the African Wildlife Foundation and Elephant Crisis Fund.
Watch the slideshow to see these drop-dead amazing pieces for yourself.
Photos: Fashion For Conservation
Fashion for Conservation was founded by three women determined to make a positive impact on the world through conservation-inspired couture. Nazanine Afshar (Art Director, British Vogue), Dr. Samantha Zwicker (wildlife conservationist), and Ava Holmes (wilderness survivor and fashion week producer), combined their talents and passions to create fashion campaigns that educate consumers on animals and ecosystems, while donating 100% of funds raised to wildlife groups.