The fall/winter 2019 season is finally over with a mix of highs and lows. New York Fashion Week kicked off to a wonderful start – Michael Kors threw a party inspired by his Studio 54 past with a 70s style show and even had the legendary Barry Manilow perform his 1978 hit “Copacabana” to close the show.
Then, there was Milan Fashion Week with a slew of quirks and whimsy from Moncler’s super creative exhibition-like fashion showcase worthy of a setup in MoMA. That week also marked the death of fashion savant Karl Lagerfeld, which was followed by one of the most solemn shows during Fendi’s Fall/Winter presentation. However, it was also a show to remember as guests were moved by Lagerfeld’s final collection.
Gucci then pieced together an interstellar performance in a literally blinding runway show exaggerated with elaborate masks, earpieces, bags, eyeglasses, headgears, and spiked chokers – taking the definition of ‘accessorising’ to a whole new level. Other Italian fashion houses stayed true to their roots and heritage – contemporising iconic pieces from their respective archives like Fendi’s Baguette as well as the reinterpretation of Bottega Veneta’s envelope clutch and runway pieces in its signature intrecciato leather weave.
Paris Fashion Week witnessed a series of headpieces including Valentino’s bonnet hats, Dior’s bucket hats as well as the fedoras in Chanel’s fall/winter show. Here are our top picks on all the must-have accessories to have, fresh from the runways of the fall/winter 2019 season.
Martin has a bent for history and food culture, especially of the Peranakan heritage. Since the pandemic, he finds joy in plant parenting and continues to expand his collection of Philodendrons, Anthuriums, and Syngoniums. He's now on a lookout for the elusive Philodendron Florida Beauty to add to his urban garden.