It is safe to say fashion month has well and truly kicked off. From Yeezy season 4 and Adeam, to The fashion collective at Vfiles and Tom Ford, who debuted his first ever see-now-buy-now collection for fall 2016.

Following his footsteps is the designer Thakoon Panichgul of Thakoon, who also debuted his first see-now-buy-now collection. His inspiration? Vogue Fashion editorials photographed by Peter Lindbergh in the 90’s, particularly of the grunge variety. His clothes reflected the inspiration but with signature Thakoon twists.

Marissa Webb delivered a collection inspired by the, in her words, “modern New York woman”. Her clothes were a brand of tough femininity that only Webb can deliver: pretty dresses shrugged with army-green jackets or mixing a chiffon top with leather pants. 

The downside about having a direct point of view like Lubov Azria at Hervé Léger is to keep on reinventing yourself in order not to get boring. But she does that with her signature bandage dresses season after season, and this time she brought in softness in the form of ruffles, inspired by the ballet dancer, Sergei Polunin.

The artist Robert Morris was Rosetta Getty‘s inspiration this season. It lent her an architectural edge, like when she sculpted sleeves from draped or folded fabric to reveal the shoulders.

Telfar Clemens of Telfar literally delivered clothes. According to him, what he designs isn’t menswear or womenswear nor is it sportswear or street wear. This might be the first proposition from a gender-fluid designer that comes without fuss.

Siblings and designers of the Nicholas K label, Nicholas & Christoper Kunz, were inspired by the movie “Theeb”, which was shot in Jordan. The desert-y palette were new for the brand, but the nomadic styling of the clothes were signature.

Finally, there was Adam Selman, who delivered a collection that was inspired by both the 60’s and 70’s but with a modern edge. It is no wonder music superstar Rihanna is such a fan of his work.

Two days in and there are already some noticeable trends: bare shoulders and nostalgia. But it is too early to predict any further. Lets just enjoy what this month has already promised to offer: FASHION!

Author: Kayito Nwokedi