From standout collections to the new catwalk queens, here’s what went down at fashion’s most prestigious event.
What went down at Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019
Following four whirlwind weeks filled with runway shows, after-parties and street style mania, Fashion Month recently wrapped in the French capital with Louis Vuitton’s intergalactic-themed closing show.
Kicking off in The Big Apple at the beginning of September, the industry’s most important bi-annual happening brought new season style in spades, enough A-list heavyweights to compete with award season and even a dose of behind-the-scenes drama – who can forget Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s highly public spat at a NYFW soirée…
While we couldn’t make it in the flesh, we lived the shows and the backstage gossip through Instagram. Take a look below to see exactly what went down during the Spring/Summer 2019 shows.
Kendall Jenner at Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2019 show
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Riccardo Tisci’s first ever show for Burberry at London Fashion Week was deemed a stylish success as he put his stamp on the heritage British fashion house. The collection was a masterclass in refined chic with sleek leather pencil skirts, soft bow blouses in the brand’s classic check print and of course, a fresh take on the classic trench coat, this time updated with synched corset belts, stud detailing and interwoven silk scarves.
Oprah with Ralph Lauren at his anniversary show
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To celebrate 50 years in fashion, American designer Ralph Lauren threw a blockbuster anniversary bash and show complete with a whopping 110-look collection, a toast from Oprah and a strictly A-list front row, which saw the likes of Anne Hathaway, Hilary Clinton and Steven Spielberg turn up to pay homage to the iconic fashion house.
Gigi and Bella Hadid with their supermodel squad during Fashion Week
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Supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid commanded the catwalk throughout the month-long fashion event, together landing dozens of the most coveted opening and closing slots for big-name shows such as Michael Kors, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti and Fendi.
Rihanna at her Savage X Fenty show during NYFW
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Before jetting to the UAE for her Sephora Dubai beauty event, Rihanna debuted her latest lingerie line for Savage X Fenty in New York. The singer’s elaborate show, which featured an artistic performance from choreographed dancers and a Garden of Eden themed set, won high praise thanks to a body-inclusive cast, which included a wide range of shapes and sizes in addition to two pregnant models.
Designers Dolce & Gabbana with iconic supermodels
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Dolce & Gabbana seemed to score the most supermodels in one show with iconic faces Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen and Eva Herzigova, along with a number of newer names such as Emily Ratajkowski and Ashley Graham, storming the catwalk to showcase the brand’s latest looks.
A look from the hotly-anticipated Celine collection by Hedi Slimane
Over in Paris, Celine’s new creative director Hedi Slimane caused a stir among style insiders. Following somewhat of an outcry after controversially dropping the é on the brand’s logo, his mini-dress heavy collection became one of Fashion Week’s most talked-about shows. The new line scored mixed reviews as many praised his new designs while others deemed them a far too drastic change from the label’s previous aesthetic.
Modest fashion fans will love Valentino’s new Collection
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Valentino’s glamorous Spring/Summer 2019 collection was a highlight in Milan. The famed fashion house offered up luxurious sartorial staples and modest silhouettes via high necklines, oversized sleeves and longer lengths – think expertly tailored tuxedos, billowing maxi dresses and kaftans trimmed with feathers, along with a series of sparkle-dusted and fine fan-plated chiffon evening gowns.
Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2019 show was the epitome of Riviera chic
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From a jet-set chic airport terminal to a space station complete with a rocket and even a supermarket brimming with double-C emblazoned groceries, Chanel is known for creating some of the most memorable show sets in fashion history.
This season did not disappoint, as Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a sand-filled beachscape reminiscent of the French Riviera. His army of barefoot models looked suitably summery in lightweight logo cardigans, breezy frocks, classic straw hats and the brand’s signature tweed cut into cropped silhouettes.