If the fall runways were about wearability, then spring provided the counter opposite. From nipple-exposing knits to getting rid of pants entirely, the spring-summer collections brought with them plenty of controversial and daring trends to chew on. Some have taken off in unexpected ways: for instance, completely sheer dresses are shaping up to be a defining trend of the summer, and denim bags and shoes are just about everywhere.
While we’re still digesting some of the season’s more “out-there” themes, we turned to three experts already intimately familiar with what spring’s best fashion has to offer. Collectively, Alexander-Julian Gibbson, celebrity stylist, Natasha Royt, stylist, Vivienne Sun, senior fashion editor of Vogue China, have styled dozens of the industry’s most high-profile covers. Their creative work has been seen on everyone from Fei Fei Sun to Gigi Hadid and Idris and Sabrina Elba. Working on such high-profile cover shoots, they’ve also had the opportunity to get up close and personal with spring’s most pivotal runway looks before anyone else. With so much access to the best clothes, it’s safe to say their opinions are well-informed.
To read their unfiltered opinions on the season’s most controversial and divisive trends (and to shop them for yourself), keep scrolling below.