3 Shows During the First Fashion Month of 2017 that Reminded Me of my Childhood

Fashion week isn’t something that normally comes to mind when we think about our childhoods; nevertheless, these three designer collections reminded me of mine. From bunny rabbit motifs to soft pastels to playful vibes on set, they took a more lighthearted approach to the first fashion month of 2017.

At London Fashion Week, Peter Jensen delivered this quirky collection of desirable basics and preppy pantsuits.

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This collection not only represents the perfect mix of slouchy and structure, but a few key pieces deliver a certain sense of nostalgia. I don’t know about you, but in the ’90s before I had reached double digits, wearing capri-cut leggings and dresses were my jam.

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Peter Jensen has been around designing innovative fashion for about fifteen years. This collection is like the “Greatest Hits” of his run. What can be expected from the designer in years to come? Stay tuned for more.

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Between the cute leggings and boxy silhouettes, this is giving me all kinds of ’90s vibes.

During Paris Fashion Week, Mira Mikati dropped this lookbook instead of hosting a traditional runway presentation.

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It looks like summer camp memories at first, but there’s a story behind these designs. The militaristic motifs pay homage to a recent showdown between protesting dentists and cops (that’s right – if you want to know more, head over to the Mira Mikati coverage at Vogue).

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This season, Acne Studios went with a traditional runway presentation despite this trend changing for most other designers. This collection is about imperfect femininity, and a yearning for innocent times.

The patchwork motifs hint towards a larger narrative behind these designs. According to the designer, this collection was inspired by a culture of homemade finger puppets for children that were popular in Europe from the mid 1910’s to the early 1920’s.

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