What To Expect From The SS19 Fashion Weeks
New York Fashion Week commences tomorrow so staying on trend, here’s what you can expect to see from the four weeks of fashion’s highest offerings.
After spending 38 years at the helm of her namesake brand, Carolina Herrera has passed the baton to Wes Gordon, who will be presenting his debut collection at NYFW later this week. The designer, most commonly known for the work he did under his eponymous label, told Town & county, "There's this perception of [Herrera] as being very starched cotton shirt and Park Avenue, when this was a woman who was having dinner with Andy Warhol, Steve Rubell and Robert Mapplethorpe… It's about bringing the brand back to that a little bit. A little more Caracas and Cartagena and a little less Carnegie Hill."
There’s a real buzz surrounding Ricardo Tisci’s first collection as artistic director at Burberry. Following the announcement of Burberry’s collaboration collection with Vivienne Westwood, Tisci rebranded the Burberry logo and turned his inspired attention to the Great British heritage and punk influences. “I wanted to celebrate the beauty, heritage and legacy that I discovered when I first arrived at Burberry,” he said. We’re expecting to see a lot of the new TB print splashed all over the runway.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of her successful brand, Victoria Beckham is returning to London to present her SS19 collection. Historically presenting her collection in New York, Beckham has nostalgically decided to return home for her milestone celebration. We’re expecting an emotional yet incredible production, full of modern femininity she has become so well known for.
Celine (formerly Céline)
In a very exciting appointment, Celine made Hedi Slimane their artistic director at the start of the year; and it seems he has a thing about logos. During his time at the helm of the then Yves Saint Laurent, Slimane simplified the brand’s logo, stripping it down to Saint Laurent. Now, having only been in the position for eight months, the talented creative has challenged the Celine branding, removing the accent from the e, dropping out ‘Paris’ and changing the typography; taking inspiration from its branding in the 1960’s. He has also wiped the brands Instagram account. It appears Celine is starting from scratch and we simply can’t wait to see the debut collection in Paris in a few weeks.
In a one season only extravaganza, Gucci is leaving its Italian home, Milan, and heading to Paris, for their SS19 collection. Docked as the final part to Alessandro Michele’s three-part homage to France, the Italian fashion house will present its collection on September 24th. President and chief executive of Gucci, Marco Bizzarri said, “When Alessandro told me of his desire to present the new collection in Paris – continuing the French-inspired narrative – I thought it was a perfect way to continue the creative homage to France.” The brand, however, has not forgotten its hometown, and will stage a special event during the second day of Milan Fashion Week at the Gucci Hub.
Savage x Fenty
After her small break from the runway, Rihanna will be returning to New York this year and closing the week-long event. Presenting here ‘see now buy now’ range, Rihanna has chosen a ‘special’ venue in Brooklyn for her Savage x Fenty collection; which will be immediately available to buy online.