“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future…this is known as Fashion Week” - Carrie Bradshaw
But replace ‘New York’ with ‘New York AND London AND Milan AND Paris’.
Do you think Carrie had any idea how profound her infamous quote now reads given the unforeseen pandemic that put all of our lives to a dramatic halt? Of course not, but nothing has excited me more this month than the resurgence of fashion month.
There’s just such a buzz. It’s the explosive shows, with bold light displays on catwalks whilst the models walk the runway. It’s the organised chaos known as behind the scenes pre-show. The entrance and exit shots of the after parties that are far too exclusive to ever let us see the inside. Celebrities sat between style icons sat between Tiktokkers (did not see that one coming) on the front row with phones firmly in hand. Style boundaries being pushed on and off the runway and the street style pictures that go straight to my saved section on Instagram - thank you Phil Oh, always.
It will come as no surprise to you that the majority of the looks that turned WNU’s head this month were shirts.
It will come as no surprise to you that the looks we’re interested in were the shirts…
Shirts are a classic, a wardrobe staple, they would never not be on the runway, but this season there were a lot of twists. From designs to styling we have pulled plentyyyy of inspo from this SS22 catwalk and we have decided to scour through every show to find our favourite trends to inspire you too...
This season it seems we’re ditching a key component of the shirt, the stiff collar. Honestly though? We’re not mad about it. There’s something really cool about the crisp cut off at the neckline here with zero compromise on the tailoring of the rest of the shirt. I can’t quite work out if it's a modern twist or an homage to older styles, more smart or more casual, but either way I’ll be sneaking it onto the production team’s mood board.