We can finally say fashion month is officially over. While there’ve been plenty of stand-out runway trends, burgeoning fashion rumors (who’s going to Givenchy?) and final hoorahs (see: Clare Waight Keller’s final collection for Chloé), there’s always something happening in the streets. After all, dressing for the shows has become an art form in and of itself—for proof, check out our street style slideshow from New York and London.
Normcore (and post-consumerist fashion) is still very much alive and well, but judging by the peacocks in Milan and Paris, so is exuberance. Perhaps dressing opulently is a way for the fashion set to forget about, you know, our tumultuous political climate. Show-goers in both cities delivered bursts of bright red, those adorable Dolce & Gahanna sneakers, luxe statement coats (worn, of course, off the shoulders), and, yes, that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-inspired Dior T-shirt. Also, in a stark contrast to fashion’s seemingly ice-cold demeanor, a few smiles.
It’s perhaps this rare exhibit of glee, captured by BFA’s talented photographers, that best shows how incredibly resilient our industry can be. Click through the slideshow above for a joyful look back at this fashion marathon.