Over the years, there has been hundreds upon thousands of runway shows. And while each one takes months of hard work to put on (as I found out after our own runway show Apricity), there are some that offer such memorable experiences that stand out amongst the rest. 'Tall poppies grow here' as my high-school slogan stated, some that are simply better than the others.
For me personally, I appreciate both the theatrics and minute details that go into shows. The collection being presented should be cohesive, and when there's an immense amount of story-telling that goes into the exhibition, you can further see the designers goals and visions shining through.
Take a look at some of the all-time best fashion runway shows that exist to date:
#1 Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2007
Heavenly heavenly bodies! The Victorian style romanticism mixed with Catholic references saw the models painted as statues, each one wearing a halo. The make-up and halos paid homage to iconic church imagery.
#2 Lanvin Spring 2000
There's perhaps nothing more Y2K than the colours lilac, cocoa brown, hot pink and lime green. Cristina Ortiz, designing for Lanvin, sent a collection down the runway that inspired fashion in movies such as Charlie's Angels and D.E.B.S.
#3 Anna Sui Spring 1994
This MIGHT be the collection of my current dreams! From silk slip dresses and leather to anglaise and faux fur, Anna Sui ss94 is a fluffy runway dream. Current trends in fashion are super reminiscent of this collection; such as Realisation Par floral dresses and Dyspnea & Cloudhunter silk minis
#4 Todd Oldham Spring 1995
Despite its occurrence in 1995, this Todd Oldham runway show features many trending items that are plastered all over Instagram in modern day fashion culture. Snakeskin and tiger print are featured heavily (and done way better by Todd Oldham) as well as classic silhouettes and mini dresses. Overall, a classic 90's runway show that still remains relevant in todays fashion climate.
#5 Jacquemus Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear
I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Jacquemus. Maybe it's because of my profound longing for a simpler life in the South of France or maybe it's just my appreciation for minimalistic designs, but the Jacquemus 2018 Spring show hit all the right spots for me. Plus, who can't help but love Simon Porte Jacquemus. A quick look at his social media shows not only his love for his work, but also his joyous attitude and equally as beautiful boyfriend!
#6 Charlotte Knowles Spring/Summer 2019
I've mentioned Charlotte Knowles previously when I commented on this year's fashion weeks however this collection needed to be mentioned more than once. Charlotte Knowles is one of three Central Saint Martins graduates that showed this year and she served her purpose of offering a thought-provoking collection that drew inspiration from current athleisure trends in the market. Check out her Instagram account for a more in-depth look at behind-the-scenes of the show and closer examinations of the garments.