2019 was the year of fashion! From concept clothing and wearable art to reviving classic archives and creating iconic looks, we witnessed a lot of sartorial goodness this year! Be it Indian designers or international labels, we've had our dose of all things modish and vogue. While some mixed revolution and science with ensembles, some simply kept it classy and culturally synced.
Glamorous and charming as they come, PeepingMoon.com brings to you the best sartorial collections we witnessed this year:
HM X Giambattista Valli
Chic high-street retailer meets artistic couturier and as expected, the collaboration is utterly dreamy!
Consisting of tulle high-low gowns, embellished maxi dresses, faux-fur jackets and chic sweaters, this collection also had room for chic accessories and menswear.
Whacky, fresh and fresh out of the kitchen, we are not getting over this anytime soon!
Pierpaolo Piccioli's 'DAYDREAM' collection for Maison Valentino turned a mid-summer dream into reality on the Beijing runway.
Showcasing a fusion of two distinctive and strong cultures, ball gowns, sheath dresses and wide-legged pants, all found their place in this collection.
From swirling brocades and shimmery sequins to elaborate appliques and ruffles, a lot of techniques were fused with cultural elements to form this magnificent capsule collection.
Virginie Viard, the Creative Director of the house, paired up with film-maker Sofia Coppola to create a Coco Chanel-inspired 80's paradise on the runway, just like the collection she showcased.
Viard took the label back to their roots with Coco's vision of style and needless to say, the experience and collection was half reality and half magic!
The bold monochromes were replaced with some hearty hues, tweed coats and silken add-ons were enhanced with lace, embroidery and feathers, amongst other things.
Gucci’s Cruise Collection and we think we've been waiting for a while for this! Empowering freedom of expression yet again, creative director Alessandro focused on a lot of aspects, including women's reproduction rights, in his current collection.
Slogans like 'My body, my choice', floral antiques in the shape of a uterus and ' 22.05.1978' (the day when abortion got legalized in Italy) were printed in bold fonts and hues on their silhouettes.
Revolution is here, wouldn’t you agree?
Iris Van Herpen
Iris Van Herpen has always stunned us with her collections where the difference between science and fashion is blurred. For her latest showcase at the Paris Fashion Week, the super-designer collaborated with Anthony Howe, who used to create big, kinetic sculptures.
The designer used feathers, silk, aluminum, stainless steel, organza, ball bearings, and satin in labor-intensive processes to form the ethereal dresses worn by runway models who passed through and around Howe’s sculpture.
Talk about captivating!
Sabyasachi released two glorious collections this year. While Charbagh was every bride’s regal dream turned reality.
Royal reds and glamorous goldens, along with pretty pinks and beautiful blues on utterly breathtaking silhouettes made for the entirety of the collection.
Fiza, on the other hand, was all things playful and chirpy amongst a riot of colors. Fusing summer hues with traditional silhouettes, Sabya surely knows how to make statement ensembles.
Take a look:
Anita Dongre's new collection depicts her love for all things red, regal and traditional. Sticking to her forte of heavy embroidery mixed with hearty embellishments and a splash of culture.
Shades of reds and beige mixed with heavy work, embroidery and absolute opulence made for the entirety of her collection. Apart from bridal lehengas, printed lehengas and drapes were also seen in her newest range.
Traditional silhouettes for a modern bride, we’re digging this!
Manish Malhotra's new collection 'Ballad of Luxury' is a poetic saga between modern sophistication and traditional grandeur.
Be it pastel hues or the monochrome magic, many striking colors found their place in this collection alongside heavy embroidery on modern silhouettes. Floral motifs, mighty prints, crystal details, and even chikankari found a spot in this new range.
We’re floored yet again… take a bow, Manish!
Falguni Shane Peacock
Falguni & Shane Peacock's new collection is a saga of traditional floral motifs, Parisian elegance and the voice of a modern bride.
Ditching their usual embroidery, embellishments and jeweled extravaganza for this one, Au Revoir Phool Mahal consists of tropical motifs, prints and the undeniable grandeur that the label is known for.
Giving the regular lehenga a twist, traditional prints and motif were fused with modern silhouettes to make for some unconventional ensembles.
Heard of faux-fur dupattas and corset blouses? Well, we were equally surprised!
While any usual S/S19 collection would feature pastels and tone-on-tone details to keep it light and airy, Arpita Mehta's ensembles are all about the pop of colours and traditional craft and artistry.
Celebrating the ancient craft of traditional Gujarati textile designing, ‘Folklore’ is design-poetry that fuses the traditionalism of Ahir embroidery, bandhani, shell details and mirror-work with modern silhouettes, making them more relevant to the current audience.
Stark pop-colors like molly pink, electric blue, parrot green, sunbeam yellow and vanilla whites formed the entirety of her color palette and mind you, we were floored! Well, what do you think about it?
Redefining and rebranding the concept of 'femininity' for the modern woman, Masaba Gupta and Rhea Kapoor come together for an exclusive limited- collection, 'Chronicles of Femininity'.
Romanticizing textiles like crepes and silks, the silhouettes range from ultra-chic tie-up blouses, concept sarees to lehengas with blazers.
Talk about power-dressing!