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Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 presentations

Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 presentations

There's no business like show business


And so Spring/Summer 15 – in terms of runway presentations, anyway – is already done and dusted. As we remember 15 of the best shows to grace the fashion industry in recent weeks, Buro 24/7 also highlights some of the key looks to be seen in...

From runway to real life' is a phrase often stated in magazines all over the globe, and never more is the notion at the forefront of our minds than when the shows actually take place, stretching all the way from Manhattan to London and Milan, and back again to France for their grand finale in Paris.

With hundreds of separate events; shows and presentations (not to mention parties and dinners) on the agenda in under 30 days, it's no wonder the weeks flash past without offering the time to truly process. It's a tough life sometimes.

Thankfully though, you always have us to save the day – and this morning it's time to sit back, relax, and join Buro 24/7 Middle East in remembering 15 of the best shows from fashion's just-finished SS15 season:

 

New York

Ralph Lauren Polo Collection

Walking on water was the order of the evening for Ralph Lauren and his showcase of the label's latest line, Polo Collection. On Central Park's West Side (in part of an area of the city that Lauren actually owns) Mr L. took over the lake at Cherry Hill to stage a cinematic event with a stellar guestlist, which witnessed both water show and video at once. We loved the mash up of technology, standard college-inspired prep and youthful, feminine silhouettes. Watch the 4-D show, below: 

The top 15 shows

Delpozo 

Paying homage to the 19th century glass creations of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka – and not only embellishing the actual runway pieces with seashells, but also sending an invitation adorned with sea fossils (such attention to detail) Josep Font's new-age Delpozo impressed again for a second season.

See the full collection here.

Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

Tommy Hilfiger 

Unashamedly declaring his love for rock 'n' roll, Tommy Hilfiger presented a form of 'Coachella meets marching band' chic for SS15. The designer ensured that his signature palette of burgundy and navy blue were on show too, across clearly military-inspired pieces – favourites of ours included a star emblazoned jumpsuit, plus a striped sateen cape, a khaki twill band jacket, and of course the shiny uniform-inspired hats throughout.

See the full collection here.



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Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows


London

Tom Ford

If a seventies theme was beginning to become apparent this season, Tom Ford swatted it away with his tousled models that strutted down a mirrored catwalk in towering platform sandals, inspired by the Nirvana-infused rock world of the nineties. Looks went from velvet low-waist flared pants and satin blouses to a fully sequinned black cape and a two-piece gem-encrusted leather set that sparkled.

See the full collection here.

Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

Burberry 

The 'birds and the bees' and a host of complex-sounding fabrications took the lead at Burberry Prorsum – such as printed honey gabardine, dégradé silk and suede, and 'wing-pleat' tulle – often tied belted in a bow at the waist for girlish appeal. There was also butterfly printed satin, iridescent sequin paillettes aplenty, indigo denim cropped into jackets and glossy shell accents. All-in-all, a pretty busy bee. Oh, and Suki Waterhouse took on Cara Delevingne's usual stance as leader of the pack, wearing her waspish waist and flower-fairy style skirt with pride.

See the full collection here.  

Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows


Milan

Gucci

Gucci took the lead in seventies flair with an opening edit of looks containing sharp canvas A-line dresses and neckerchiefs, with shiny gold buttons included, followed by cowboy and Red Indian inspired pieces full of feathery fur gilets and denim handkerchief tops with drawstring necklines. But it was the sparkling, printed wrap tops and dresses that took our fancy towards the end, making a statement despite their muted colours.

See the full collection here.



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Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

Fendi

Cara Delevingne opened the show in the collection's now super recognisable leaf-print – it was followed by the occasional loose-fit (mostly across pants and sheer maxi skirts), before the collection made a swift change of pace into mini dresses, finally settling on a super-short strapless and belted black number, full and fluffy with feathers, getting us all in a flap. 

See the full collection here.

Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

Prada

Prada's SS15 collection is a love letter to brocade fabrics, which were produced from as far back as two centuries back, until the 60s. "We made them for this collection. In this way, I can play my part in keeping craftsmanship alive," said Miuccia Prada after the show. The overall line up certainly paid homage to said craftsmanship and further vintage-feel fabrics, yet this was something raw and rough, too.

See the full collection here.



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Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

Emporio Armani

True blue was Mr Armani's mantra for next season, with muted colours appearing before moving into stripes and sailor-esque accents, in an array of the deepest blue shades. Stripes were also a key component before the show closed on high-shine, fun shapes that wouldn't look out of place on a disco dancefloor – proving that above all, Emporio Armani means fun for next season.

See the full collection here.



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Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

 

Paris

Jean Paul Gaultier

The phrase 'going out with a bang' could not have been more appropriate for Jean Paul Gaultier, and he celebrated his final ready-to-wear show with a celebration of his past iconic looks, formatted in a kind of beauty pageant walk through. Gareth Pugh echoed our sentiment, describing the Frenchman as one-of-a-kind, "It's kind of the last show of an icon. It's sad and it's amazing, and I think he's not going to go out without a bang, so it'll be something to see, so I'm really happy and glad that I'm here. I grew up on 'Eurotrash' and he's always been in my consciousness." 

See the full celebratory collection here.

Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

Lanvin

As part of a year-long celebration in honour of the house's 125th year in business, Alber Elbaz showcased an understanding that the Lanvin woman is extremely varied. You could say that he started with the 'nothing' part of his 'all or nothing' concept first – as chic plain dresses with very little decoration except from the occasional knot or discreet embellishments opened the show. Soon came the 'all' – and elaborate lace collages in blue and black, and a exquisite floral-fauna print inspired by an Armand-Albert Rateau screen in Jeanne Lanvin's workspace. 



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See the full collection here.

Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

Dior

Raf Simons took the notion of Dior's 'New Look' to an altogether new era, calling it, "the process of finding something modern through something very historical." The results are beautiful pannier skirts that first made an appearance in Paris in July, this time suspended from pristine white T-shirt bodices. There were also 18th century coats worn as waistcoats and over tailored black shorts, and white cotton lengthy waistcoats with zips and broderie anglaise. We loved a futuristic black laser cut vest top and skirt combination, in particular. 

See the full collection here.


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Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

Louis Vuitton

Another collection with its sights on the future was that of Nicolas Ghesquière's new vision for Louis Vuitton did, taking us "anywhere" as per the video explanation at the beginning of the show – however done so with a seventies feel along the way. 

Guests were treated to a selection of chic monochromatic looks at its start, before the collection developed and matured into a host of confident beat-nick stripes of leather and military button style accents, before culminating in a burst of full-on colour and pattern at the end, all presented within Frank Gehry's vision – the monumental Fondation Louis Vuitton.

See the full collection here.



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Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

Hermès

Christophe Lemaire offered a sophisticated, luxurious edit of clothes for his final wave goodbye to the fashion house for SS15 before Nadège Vanhee takes over. It's location was the l'Orangerie Férou in Paris' Luxembourg Gardens, and the runway was a bed of desert sand, with the backdrop of a large Hermès-orange curtain. The looks that walked it had meticulous attention to detail to match, including a mixture of exotic skins for jackets to a lace-and-eyelet pattern on a pretty white dress and chic linen wrap pieces. 

See the full collection here.



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Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

Chanel

Giving new meaning to 'statement making' fashion, Gisele commanded the runway before the highly publicised 'Chanel protest' took place to serve as a huge show to close fashion month. As guests watched on at 'Boulevard Chanel', for which the Grand Palais was transformed into a wide Parisian street, models stormed the catwalk holding signs with 'Be Your Own Stylist', 'Ladies First', and 'He for She' exclamations – a nod to Emma Watson's recent UN campaign.

Besides Karl's political message, the collection consisted of 83 beautifully constructed outfits. Masculine tweed suits, Gisele's aforementioned appearance in nude knits, and then some brightly-coloured ties and blouses borrowed silhouettes from the seventies and eighties. Gradually more colour and print started to pop, taking the shape of watercolour effect floral patterns seen across knee-high booties, silk skirts and jackets. 



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Spring/Summer 15: The top 15 shows

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