For decades — centuries, even — fashion designers have created clothing in reaction to the political climate. And this season is no exception.
One of the biggest breakout designers during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia was not Russian but rather South African. His name is Rich Mnisi, and he is one of four designers who participated in MBFW Russia's special "Africa Explosion" showcase.
The runways at Paris Fashion Week featured a range of styles, from sexy leather looks to boyish, utilitarian apparel and tailored suits, cargo pockets, and black hats.
Last spring, it was all about net and mesh bags. But for this upcoming season, clear PVC "grocery"-style handbags are here to complete the trifecta of bag transparency.
During the Balmain Paris Fashion Week on Friday morning, Olivier Rousteing ‘s “ Balmain Army ” strutted the runway wearing what Yahoo Lifestyle predicts will be the next big fall trend: sexy, sheer pants. Models from the show wore sheer trousers paired with matching, partly see-through blouses, blazers, and coats. Rousteing is the latest designer to capitalize on this risqué fashion look for fall. Although many designers, such as Gucci and Jason Wu , have delved into making sheer apparel this season, the creations have mainly been relegated to skirts and dresses. Rousteing’s version feels more modern, sleek, and sexy. However, sheer pants are not new to fashion’s runway history. They actually first appeared back in 2014 and 2015, thanks to other fashion labels: Chanel and Loewe . In 2015, Kris Jenner quickly hopped on the trend, wearing Chanel’s sheer pant version to the brand’s couture show. Since then, models Brooklyn Decker and Ashley Graham have been sporting their own glitzy jumpsuit versions on the red carpet, as actress January Jones has done as well. Are sheer pants practical? No. But are they glamorous and sexy? Absolutely. Ahead, see the sheer pants look evolve from the fashion runway to the red carpet. Would you try this new trend? Tell us in the comments below. Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • The top 3 Milan Fashion Week trends to add to your closet • Rainbow pride, mad plaid, and cheeky slogans: 4 top trends from London Fashion Week • The complete NYFW trend guide for fall 2018 Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Following the lead of inclusive runway shows in the New York area, Italian blogger Laura Brioschi kick-started a body positive catwalk during Milan Fashion Week.
During Milan Fashion Week, Gucci staged a spectacular yet peculiar fashion show that included "cyborg" models — which, upon a deeper look, possessed an underlying, metaphorical feminist message.
Not everyone can pull off the bold hue, but the model rocks red, which experts say is the color of confidence.
Shaun Ross, the first international male fashion model with albinism, found three guys he had a lot in common with and captured the moment.
At his NYFW show, Raf Simons referenced the 1995 Todd Haynes film "Safe," which depicts a character mysteriously allergic to her environment.
For Coach's Fall 2018 fashion week show, creative director Stuart Vevers transformed a pier off of the East River in Manhattan into an enchanted, eerie forest that reminded some of their favorite supernatural TV shows and movies.
After a splash of sensuality early on, New York Fashion Week took a turn toward modesty. Vaquera launched a collection that included both virtue and vice, while the Row showed a lot of concealing outfits that might suit even a puritan.
There’s been much hypothesizing about how New York Fashion Week would address the current #MeToo moment. Despite an event called the “#MeToo fashion show” — that was not on the official NYFW calendar and was not organized with #MeToo creator Tarana Burke — no designers have so boldly proclaimed their allegiance to the women’s movement with pins or ribbons like they did exactly one year ago during the Fall 2017 runways. Sitting in the front row of Gurung’s Fall 2018 ready-to-wear presentation on Sunday was a who’s who of famous activists including Burke, Huma Abedin, Janet Mock, and Laverne Cox.
For NYFW: Men's, Willy Chavarria, a queer Chicano designer, shook things up. His show featured an amputee model and a woman (in the men's show).
On Saturday night, German designer Philipp Plein staged a spectacular outer-space theme for New York Fashion Week , with the look of a Hollywood film. He transformed an enormous industrial warehouse-like space in the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn into another planet — one containing a nearly 60-foot life-size “spaceship,” artificial snow on the floor, and a grand “Philipp Plein” neon sign hanging above a textured rocky cave that appeared to be made of gold and silver foil. At the start of the show, two snow plowers decked out in “PP” (the second P was backward) white “spacesuits” slammed right through the golden, rocky cave wall and sped around the center of the crowd. “Snow” made of small foam bubbles began to descend from the ceiling falling atop guests’ hair, faces, and clothes (although it was a bit too soapy for comfort). Offset from the Migos rap trio came out of the cave and performed. The rapper Rich the Kid joined in soon after. But the show wasn’t over yet. After the artists went back into the cave, a human-sized Transformers robot began to walk into the crowd. Then, the “spaceship” began to blare ominous sounds, and lights circled around it, flashing continuously. Smoke appeared, and the “ship” descended down onto the floor, like something in a Hollywood blockbuster. Out of the ship’s smoke and lights appeared supermodel Irina Shayk wearing a tight black leather catsuit that said “I love you Philipp Plein” across her torso. She took the robot’s hand, and the two began to walk around the room to the sounds of a love song. Only after this spectacle did the “fashion show” officially start. Among the models were Sean Combs’s son Christian Combs as well as Snoop Dogg ’s son Cordell Broadus (now a two-time model for Plein). Model Kate Upton was not on the runway but attended as part of the celebrity front row. The clothes themselves were a mix of punk rock and a ski-and-snow winter collection. Male models wore silvery metallic puffer coats and pants. The women wore colorful, tie-dyed fur coats as well as sequined track suits, furry boots, and other winter apparel. Plein had also infused a few of his runway looks with the Playboy brand. Nearly all the black puffer jackets, silver foil coats, snow goggles, and snowboards were branded with “Philipp Plein.” If you thought logomania was over, think again. There was one pair of sparkling silver boots that had a clear resemblance to Saint Laurent’s $10,000 crystal boots from the Spring 2018 season — but they had “Plein” splashed across them. Of course, leave it to Plein to exceed his own past record of over-the-top NYFW shows , which included Dita Von Teese doing a striptease and performances by Nicki Minaj and Future. This was definitely the most grandiose show I had ever seen. Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Tom Ford debuts sexy men’s flesh-tone undies at NYFW: So Zoolander! • Inclusive cast of models, including an amputee and a baby, kick off New York Fashion Week • Your 2018 wardrobe shopping guide, according to 5 fashion retail experts Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration.