Was the epic nature of Fashion Month a bit too much for you? If you found your attention waning as we moved from New York to London, Milan, and Paris, you have a lot to catch up on! Luckily, help is at hand. We've condensed the whole month down to 100 outfits, which give you a taste of what is to come from Spring 2014. We've already brought you trend reports and full collections, but these 100 outfits were chosen especially to represent the good and the great of the Spring 2014 shows, from Chanel to Christopher Kane and everything in between!
Fashion Month has finally come to a close. And while we're having a nice time putting up our feet and relaxing, we still can't help but recall our favourite styles from the past four weeks. From New York to Paris, the looks were amazingly varied, but a few shows have a special place in our hearts. Whether it's bleached brows or megawatt lipstick, click through our 10 favourite looks from all the Spring 2014 Fashion Weeks.
Throughout all the Spring 2014 Fashion Week shows, we've seen nail designs ranging from staid to subdued. No matter the looks, though, almost all touch on big manicure trends for next season. Zoom in on the nail polish and nail art looks to come down the Parisian runways, and also reminisce on the best nail art from Milan. If you're looking for London, hop on over here.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel, Maria Del Russo, and Kaitlyn Dreyling
After spotting gorgeous runway shoes in New York and London, we're off to Milan to see what labels like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Fendi have in store for our feet. From dreamy ankle-tie styles to heels that approach the bondage boundary, you've found a perfect spot to zoom in and study the details.
After the dust has settled from the multiday marathon that is a Fashion Week, fashion spectators are left to peruse, digest, and think . . . what does it all mean? We pinpointed the trends from New York Fashion Week and identified the biggest things to come out of London, and now it's Milan's turn!
From fanciful florals to a sexy focus, click through to see what the latest Fashion Week has us expecting for next Spring.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
Milan Fashion Week has come to a close, leaving only the Parisian runways for the Spring 2014 season. But before you get runway whiplash, take a look at this cheat sheet of the top five beauty trends from Milan. While we've spotted some of these looks before in New York and London, the Italian designers have put their own perspective on each style. Click through to review the best hair and makeup moments from Milan. Three down, one to go.
If some is good and more is better, Giorgio Armani was at his best for Spring 2014's two-for-one runway show. The models often came in pairs (sometimes in threes) in complementary designs that emphasised the effect of the designer's bold colour palette and play on "lights and shadows."
On its own, a fuchsia blazer is dynamic. Coming down the runway with a periwinkle partner (and mix-and-match heels), it had all the more impact. The same could be said of a floaty cobalt and black babydoll duo, painterly cocktail numbers, floral lace suiting, and the prettiest of pastel wrap dresses. Not to be outdone by the pairs, standout numbers had as much impact on their own. After all, it doesn't take more than one look at a billowy, shimmering cocktail dress to make an impact — some things are one of a kind.
With the style crowd bouncing from London to Milan, we're treated to an onslaught of new street style. So how do the looks compare? Milan Fashion Week's a little more romantic and a little more whimsical with a few trends we see surfacing again and again — namely the crop top.
But beyond that, there's a set of impeccably dressed editors to contend with, dressed-down model moments, and bold, beautiful colours. Click through to see all the highlights (thus far) from MFW.
If the concrete-coloured runway didn't tell you that Bottega Veneta's Spring 2014 show was all about construction, the clothing certainly did. The pleated, sculpted, and draped fabrics in Tomas Maier's "modern exploration of material and volume" could stand among Milan's finest architecture!
Peter Dundas has never been one to shy away from pattern or colour, and he infused heavy doses of both into Emilio Pucci's Spring 2014 collection. The designer stitched together a number of references — including some distinctly tribal motifs, hip-hop street wear, athletic gear, and '80s club attire — into a lineup of vibrant and delightfully incongruous pieces.
To wit: Dundas gave us basketball shorts (the abbreviated ones from the '70s, not today's long mesh affairs) cut from a silver material with a mirrorlike finish. He took the toughness out of a leather shirt with sparkly embroidery and beading, and he elevated what would have been a standard blue tracksuit by covering it with sequins and leaving on its sporty zippers.