BCBG Max Azria
Palette: Less than 50 shades of grey, coral, black and white.
Silhouettes: Slender-fit mid-length dresses, billowy maxi skirts, cut-outs and flutter sleeves. Leather harnesses and geometric frameworks.
Textile: Leather and lace, chiffon, crepes and graphic prints.
Theme: Effortlessly sexy modern armour.
Styling: Ankle-cuff heels, uncombed hair and bright orange-red lips.
Palette: Sandy shades of beige, cream, peach and white with the zest of lime and candy pink.
Silhouettes: High round necks and ruffled collars, loosely fit longer sleeves, rounded bell shaped skirts, mid-to maxi lengths.
Textile: Lace, organza, macramé, tweed and silk in dainty botanical prints.
Theme: Garden romance with a refined femininity.Styling: French braids dotted with crystals and fresh dewy makeup.
Palette: A kaleidoscopic mix of blues, violet, pinks and greens, simmered down by brown, slate grey, black and white.
Silhouettes: Floaty high-low tops, body-con dresses in contrasting high-def digital prints, skinny-fit pants, cycling shorts, biker jackets and peplums.
Textile: Leather, denim and chiffon in a blend of cosmic galaxy patterns and tropical florals.
Theme: The contrast of Good girl vs Bad girl with intense pattern mixing.
Styling: Geometric earrings, multi-strap sandals in brights and metallics. Slick middle-parted hair and plum shaded eyes.
Palette: Jewel toned in ruby, sapphire, emerald and turquoise with neutrals in black, white and cafe au lait.
Silhouettes: Bateau-neck dresses, pleated skirts, embroidered sheaths, lace shorts and tunic tops, flowing maxi dresses and beautifully tiered evening gowns.
Textile: Vintage Venetian lace, intricate watercolour ikat prints and sheer tulle.
Theme: Oriental philosophy meets Western enlightenment
Styling: Slightly tousled upstyles, bare-minimum make-up and braided leather sandals.
Silhouettes: Slim sleeveless sheaths, sexy bustier and bandeau tops, leather strap harnesses and belts, high-waisted shorts, streamlined jumpsuits and sheer skirted evening gowns.
Textile: Lots of lace, glossy leather, tulle, croc-emboss and smokey floral print.
Theme: Tough seductiveness with lingerie-laden looks braced by leather.
Styling: Netted hatboxes, pointy-toed leather pumps, red hot lips and wave-swirled up styles.
Palette: Classic black and white singed with scarlet and burgundy & softer shades of blue.
Silhouettes: Leisured layering, lounge jackets worn over sheer kurti tops and slouchy trousers, ruffled and feather trimmed drop-waist dresses, pockets, luxe athletic tees and sweatpants, sheer tiered gowns. The tiered skirt seems to be a trend for next season.
Textile: Neoprene, silk, chiffon, ostrich feathers, crystal beading, bird-wing prints.
Theme: Ultra luxe layered cocktail wear made easy.
Styling: Cross-strap heels, long air-dried locks and barely-there make-up.
Palette: Maritime hues of aqua, sea foam green, teal, turquoise and ultramarine, underpinned by plumberry, metallic silvers and gold and black.
Silhouettes: Slinky mermaid shaped gowns, fitted cocktail dresses, strapless peplum tops, beaded embellishings and one-shouldered necklines.
Textile: Leather, billowy chiffon, lace, silk georgette, tulle, sequins and aquatic digital prints in scales, waves and koi.
Theme: Sea maiden washed ashore in a wave of glamour.
Styling: Slicked back straight-out-of-the-ocean hair, dynamic blue eye shadow and strappy heels designed by Monique herself.
Palette: A sweet confection of petal pink, peppermint green, powder blue, peach and vanilla.
Silhouettes: Pastel printed watercolour day dresses, miniature diamond print peplums & ankle-cropped pants, nonchalant draping, sheer shirt-dresses and dreamy tulle-spun gowns.
Textile: Brocade, pearly leather, silk chiffon, tulle, feathers, pearl & crystal embellishings.
Theme: Prima ballerina swept away by Spring romance.
Styling: High ballerina buns, blush make-up, shiny pink brogues, pastel bow-strap pumps.
As my fond friends and blog readers, would you like to see more coverage on fashion week this September?