Fashion month usually brings over-the-top looks and accessories designed with fashion editorials in mind. But through all of it, we have to ask ourselves: What would we want to wear? Every day, the Cut brings you editors’ picks — items from the runways they’d actually buy.
1. Junya Watanabe’s excellent collection was nothing short of a geometry lesson. The honeycomb pieces fit around the curves of models’ bodies — and this black honeycomb cape, made out of what appeared to be sine waves, brought out my inner math geek.
2. Céline was subtle in its sensuality. Dresses had cutouts that exposed the skin, and floral drop earrings dangled as the models walked. I loved this textured dress, made from beautiful black-and-white textures with peekaboo cutouts and feathers sprouting out from the bottom. The best part? It was worn with totally unsexy white sneakers.
4. In addition to the broad color palette at Loewe (which ranged from pastels to bright red), I loved the pleated skirts, especially the one in silvery blue lamé. The front was metallic while the back of the skirt was black matte, making for a fun way to walk into a room.
5. At Balenciaga, the sparkling finale looks were reminiscent of 1950s couture, prime candidates for a red carpet. For more casual attire, I would opt for one of the great little striped scarves, like this one in red and black.
6. After the Dior show, everyone was talking about the collection’s slick, lacquered footwear. They came in colors like fuchsia, green, and black — but I’m still thinking about the royal-blue pair, which would look just as great with a short little dress or a pair of slim black trousers.