PFW SPRING/SUMMER 2017 BREAKING TRENDS: KENZO, MIU MIU AND LOUIS VUITTON

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KENZO

Kenzo

As Kenzo’s designers, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have continued to inject some fun into luxury, pretty much in line with founder Kenzo Takada’s avant garde aesthetic during the brand’s early years. For S/S 2017, Lim and Leon conjured up a collection inspired by cool, wild parties from the ’70s onwards, featuring a healthy mix of solid colors and a mash-up of shimmer and prints. Surprisingly, styling cues from the show had little use of accessories, although they were still statement pieces to watch for. These include big earrings and studded sunglasses, as well as light, shiny belt bags and handbags. Shoes were mostly bright, strappy sandals and peep toe heels with leather lacing.

MIU MIU

Miu Miu

Florals? For spring? Over at Miu Miu’s S/S 2017 show, the answer is a resounding yes, as seen in floral-printed jackets, headdresses and a few handbags. Miuccia Prada, however, surely knows that variety is key in making fashion profitable. The flower power was just a part of the overall upcoming collection, and there are certainly non-floral merchandise to watch for in retail. There are the solid colored skinny belts with quirky buckles, a series of snakeskin handbags and oversized eyewear. A number of slides, elevated flats and even two-colored high, strappy wedges are just some of the footwear that will hit the stores next year.

LOUIS VUITTON

Louis Vuitton

A couple of months ago, LVMH adamantly put rumors to rest that it will be replacing Nicolas Ghesquière as Louis Vuitton’s creative director, saying that Ghesquière contract will expire in November 2018. This came at a time when fashion faced an unsettling trend of a briskly moving designer and executive merry-go-round game. Now, fast forward to October 2016, Louis Vuitton showed its S/S 2017 collection in Paris, as creatively (still) produced by Ghesquière, illustrating a continued stability for a luxury heritage brand. Overall, the clothes were everyday wear, with details such as geometric cutouts, checkerboard prints and even thick lace. Accessories were very minimal, with a variety of mini bags and leather shoulder bags in dark and neutral hues, as well as short boots in solid colors and snakeskin. FYI: we didn’t see any new iterations of the famed monogrammed accessories in this collection.

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