PFW SPRING/SUMMER 2017 BREAKING TRENDS: VALENTINO, CÉLINE AND SACAI

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VALENTINO

Valentino

Valentino’s S/S 2017 show marks the solo debut of Pierpaolo Piccioli since his former design partner, Maria Grazia Chiuri, moved to Dior. Contemporary day wear, such as pleather coats and brocade pants, and romantic dresses with a matchy-matchy styling theme were recurring in Piccioli’s works, although there’s a question that begs an answer: exactly what do you do with a chained purse the size of a cigarette box? The answer to this, it seems, is put a few coins in it and get another bag to go with it. The two-bag trend is a key accessorizing method here, as seen in complementary medium-sized leather handbags that can hold a lady’s essentials that a micro mini purse can’t.

CÉLINE

Céline

Phoebe Philo’s S/S 2017 collection for Céline mostly consists of separates in a wide color palette, leaving her upcoming merchandise subject to different ways of putting together—and this credo applies to the brand’s accessories, too. Bags, for one, are varied, from structured accordion leather bags with a top handle to soft, oversized totes. Shoes have the same principle as well, with selections such as strappy sandals, leather boots and even comfy white sneakers. For jewelry, drop earrings were definitely noticeable on the brand’s runway show.

SACAI

Sacai

What was Chitose Abe thinking for her S/S 2017 collection for Sacai? And no, we don’t mean to ask this with any malice. It’s just plain curiosity, as Abe definitely played with a variety of themes for her predominantly deconstructed collection. To illustrate, a quick glance into Sacai’s collection is a phantasmagoria of oversized pajama sets, military camouflage prints, maritime-inspired jackets, Native-American-chieftain-meets-athleisure, among others. But throughout this collection’s varied imagery, there are consistencies such as a lineup of black chunky boots and sandals in shiny leather, soft printed scarves cinched around the neck, the French-style berets, and of course, the roomy handbags.

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