Brown Thomas just launched their spring/summer 2018 collections this week and held a spectacular fashion show to celebrate and showcase them. Catch a glimpse from the ‘frow’ in the video below!
With over 90 outfits on show, there was so much to take in, but the themes were very evident, with an overwhelmingly feminine/romantic vibe, kept fresh with print, structural/deconstructed silhouettes and midi-to-floor length skirts and dresses. Florals and floaty fabrics were balanced with clear lines and well-tailored pieces.
The colour-scheme ranged from neutral, to bright, and back to black, but the runway was so well organised that it was a harmonious flow of tone.
For print, Gucci have absolutely outdone themselves. Look at this showstopper below. It should be too much, but it’s not, it’s GORGEOUS! If you get close enough, you can spot the tiger creeping through the jungle print around the sleeve.
In direct contrast to the floral, floaty number above, there was a monochrome structural shift dress from Maticevski on the catwalk that I couldn’t take my eyes off. The corset-like line detail on the waist and below the bust was everything you could want in a dress – particularly when coupled with the straight neckline and side slit.
Designers like Miu Miu brought the fun to this elegant display, with feathers, cartoonish nods and jewels! And it wasn’t just the dresses that brought the length to the catwalk, Miu Miu and others displayed some incredible long, but light, coats – perfect for the spring!
Special mention goes to Dries Van Noten for presenting us with such gorgeous colours – namely the orange kimono top and lilac skirt below – a match made in heaven.
Accessories and shoes were varied. Heels ranged from Celine’s kitten to masculine flats, boots to sandals, Victorianesque laced leathers to Louboutin stilettos and muted mules.
Superstar hairdresser David Cashman talked me through the look – “…today’s look was really, really relaxed. Spring/summer, fresh, undone, half-up bun, with a little bit of texture at the back.” The models looked effortlessly chic and cool, but femininity was very much on show!
Fab make-up artist Aidan Corcoran also gave the low-down on his fresh-faced approach. I asked him what the top-three things were for the make-up and his response was “BLUSHER, BLUSHER and more BLUSHER! Skin is in. We’re using blusher to drape the skin. It’s modern, it’s retro, its elegant, it’s youthful.” Super pretty, super gorgeous and blush pink tones to die for? Yes, please.
Music: “Too Cool” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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