Top Trend: White

Sonia Zmihi,

ALL WHITE EVERYTHING – should be the moto for  Summer 2017, for all the strong and fearless women (and by fearless, we mean mostly of ketchup and red wine stains) going for the head to toe white option. It really is the ultimate power color.



Courrèges                                                                    Aalto                                            Simone Rocha

Now that Memorial Day is behind us (remember that old sartorial rule?), we can happily start wearing the bright and light hue. When it comes to fashion, sometimes less really is more and one should never underestimate the impact of taking a minimal approach. So while everyone else is busy trying to make statements with eye-catching colors and clashing patterns – all it really takes is a white on white outfit to make the room go quiet for a minute of absolute grace. We put together a selection of our favorite SS17’s white looks to convince the most skeptical of you to take on this trend straight through Labor Day.

We put together a selection of our favorite SS17’s white looks to convince the most skeptical of you to embrace this trend straight through Labor Day.

And what wins an argument better than Chanel? In his latest spring/summer 2017 collection, Karl Lagerfeld introduced, in a futuristic setting, a very modern all white tweed ensemble. He matched oversized shorts with an extra-long sleeve top and finished off the look with a white cap worn youthfully on the side.

The designer duo from Courrèges, Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant opened their show with a simple yet sophisticated pod-shaped, couture-y short dress. The geometrical cut of the piece is accentuated by a central mini pocket that, when hands are both placed in it, completely reshapes its silhouette and immediately gives the dress a crisp cool charisma. Another graphic look is the white on white woman suit from Aalto – where the all white trend was explored in the first three looks of the collection. Here again overlapping pockets helped giving dimension and originality to the ensemble. At Simone Rocha, an immaculate white sophisticated trench coat was twisted by Lucite-heeled Wellington boots and laced edge short gloves that almost look like fancy dishwashing gloves. A quirky contrast that is often a hallmark of  Rocha’s work. Where sophisticated and chic outfits are dressed down with some more unorthodox elements.

Christian Dior                                               Esteban Cortazar                                       Lanvin

For her (eagerly awaited) debut at Christian Dior Maria Grazia Chiuri decided to take on one of the core value of the French House and present her own definition of feminity. Resolutely modern, refreshing and complex, her views on the topic included sporty and relatable ensembles. Among them was this all white outfit composed of a long sleeve shirt, cropped trousers and a pair of classic white sneaker (a summer must have!). The look was pulled together by quilted fencing vest. The Colombian designer, Esteban Cortazar channeled the minimalist all-white trend via a bodycon white dress – a piece that seems extraordinarily simple but that we just can’t take our eyes off. A bit like the enchanting plunging v neck, floor length dress spotted slinking down the Lanvin runway – draped around the waist to accentuate the model’s curves it. Fluid and feminine lines that symbolize Bouchra Jarrar’s subtle delicateness.

Elegant and refined, all white outfits are no longer reserved for the brides! But just like them…you should say YES!


the writer

Sonia Zmihi

Graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a degree in Marketing, Sonia has now added budding fashion journalist to her work in the fields of marketing and communication. She spends her free time refreshing her Instagram feed looking for the funniest memes, building never ending wishlists on Net-a-porter and cooking exotic meals.

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