Fashion Week Favorites (F/W 2018)
There was a time not too long ago when attending a show during Fashion Week was on my bucket list of things to do before leaving this earthly plane for that great Black Friday sale in the sky. The debut of a new season of clothing from designers the world over is enough to delight any fashion-lover, but the theatricality and frenzied energy of the shows themselves must be thrilling to experience firsthand. Not to mention the fact that the people-watching is unmatched. With every passing year the hordes of smartly-dressed attendees become bigger and flashier, and the street style alone makes for Pinterest nirvana.
Yes, there was a time I longed to be swept up in the pageantry of it all. Flash forward two children later and just thinking about the prospect gives me the vapors. Like perky boobs and the feeling of being well-rested that daydream has long vanished, but it's all good. I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am that I can simply soak in the spectacle of it all from the comfort of my home, in my sweatpants, with questionable hygiene. While the fashion elite knock themselves out getting on planes, dashing from one event to another, brooding over what to wear that hasn't already been done, worrying about how it's all going to photograph, I get to observe the whole melee whilst luxuriating in bed with a box of Thin Mints. Thank you, internet.
And that is exactly what I did over the long weekend. While the rest of my family watched ninety-four ELECTRIFYING minutes of Olympic cross-country skiing, I perused the offerings from the New York, London, and Milan fashion shows. As usual, some of them were chin-scratchers (I'm looking at you, Gucci) but others were a visual feast that left me doing a mental slow-clap. I rounded up my personal Top 10 and chose favorite looks from each, below. Click on the designer to see the full show, and feel free to enjoy with the snack of your choice (stretchy pants optional).