Fashion editors and bloggers are the most important trend champions, the keenest observers of the catwalks and they know their way around even the smallest details. We have summed up the principal opinions in the fashion mags about this coming spring. You can also flick through all the trends in our Lookbooks.
The EDIT “The individuality that permeates this season – and next – ushers with it a contemporary take on vintage dressing. Cruise’s most demure pieces have become its most daring – combining curiously appealing colours and prints, throwing out notions of what constitutes a chic aesthetic, and looking to our grandmothers to tell us what’s modern right now.”
Silvia Ihring, Welt am Sonntag “Sleeves: OMG! The long drama sleeve is back. Whether gigot, balloon or batwing, the most important thing is that they have volume. New romance: the world is in the throes of bad news, and perhaps that’s the precise reason why lots of designers are escaping into a world of romantic ideas.”
Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief at US Vogue “What’s been extraordinary about Paris is how eclectic and optimistic all the clothes have been. I’ve loved all the eclectic, modern hippy looks that we’ve seen everywhere, and there’s a huge influence from boudoir dressing – from pyjamas to slip dresses to nightgowns. Obviously, one of the other big messages that we’ve noticed is the influence of technology on fashion, particularly at Vuitton where everything is quite futuristic. The other point I want to make is that all the designers have really embraced diversity – not only countries, but also all sizes and shapes. I think the most important message to take away from the shows is individualism, eclecticism and optimism.”
Natalie Rigg, Another Magazine "Accessories are like vitamins to fashion,’ once declared Anna Dello Russo. ‘As such, you should use them liberally.’ She’ll certainly be spoilt for choice this season, as the S/S16 runways played host to an endless stream of extraordinary accoutrements. From the fetishized body chains at Alexander McQueen to Saint Laurent’s grungy incarnation of the classic diamond tiara – each of these outstanding creations added an exclamation mark to the looks they lovingly adorned.”
Christiane Arp, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Germany “At first sight a dizzying diversity – but in fact a fitting metaphor for the blend of emotions that are moving lots of people around the globe at the moment. The messages might be less striking, but on the whole they create a picture that is no less clear. If I had to sum it up in just one word, I would have to go for longing.”
Derek Zoolander & Hansel, Saturday Night Live Ben Stiller and Owen Wilsen, aka Derek Zoolander and Hansel, made a surprising appearance as guests on Saturday Night Live to mark the latest New York Fashion Week. The slapstick male model and his hip sidekick have been mixing things up in the fashion circus for a few months now. After delighting the front row at the last Paris Fashion Week by strutting down the Valentino catwalk, the duo have now proven their absolute fashion expertise once and for all by appearing at the talk show to analyse the US presidential candidates’ spring wardrobes.