At any given time, there seems to be a multitude of fashion weeks concurrently happening. Madrid Fashion Week coincides with the end and beginning of New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, respectively. This is partly why it does not get much press outside of Spain. However, a name that some fashion lovers might recognize is Palomo Spain, known for its gender fluidity and embrace of the non-binary. The premise of the SS18 collection was based on the eclectic mix of people who walk through the lobby of a grand hotel and that can be seen from the bellboys who help these cocktail-dress wearing patrons up to their rooms, some complementing their looks with jewels or an ornate shawl or bag while a collaboration with Converse provided a mass-market opportunity for Palomo's fans to get a piece of the brand without breaking the bank with a full on gown.



RUNWAY: Palomo Spain SS18

Nicola Formichetti showed his label Nicopanda during London Fashion Week and the result was goth princess meets pop art prints. It's interesting how some seem to think that this - panda prints on basic layers like hoodies and compression shorts - is somehow fashion. If it is, then the industry should be worried.



RUNWAY: Nicopanda SS18

Skateboard culture got a slight revamp at Calvin Luo. The typical elongated proportions favored by skaters got an update via chunky mesh layers and a bit of dandy, thanks to iridescent fabrics.



RUNWAY: Calvin Luo SS18

Donatella Versace's family name has been in the news in the past year or so, from the upcoming miniseries about her beloved brother to the rumors of a possible IPO or appointment of a new men's and women's designer. However, Donatella marched forward with a youthful collection for Versus Versace, utilizing denim, plaid and a dash of youthful abandon and sex appeal to cap off a beguiling collection, even though the bucket hats were less than appealing.



RUNWAY: Versus Versace SS18

Giorgio Armani traveled to London to show his Emporio Armani collection, eschewing the traditional Milanese locale. The result was decidedly lighter and younger, in line with the London's coterie of (relatively) new fashion designers, many of whom have recently graduated from Central St. Martins. There was a smattering of menswear at this outing and were in line with his full SS18 collection, shown, in Milan, this past June.



RUNWAY: Emporio Armani SS18

There's been a lot of change over at Burberry: from its shift to "seasonless" collections (with a dash or two of season-appropriate garbs) to its change in moniker (just to Burberry - gone is Prorsum or Brit et. al.). So, for its SS18 collection, Burberry's Christopher Bailey fully embraced the heritage label's signature tartan pattern and with it, there were big doses of oversized and comfortably sweater while coats proliferated throughout, some boxy and nouveau like the translucent ones or classic. In all, the collection was great and the only hang up is, while "seasonless", it leaned far too heavily on autumnal and wintry garments.



RUNWAY: Burberry SS18

Mexican designer Ricardo Seco named his SS18 collection "Healing" but healing from what? Seco has not been shy about taking on political issues, just last year his collection took on a certain orange-tinged candidate's racist remarks. However, for SS18, he - like so many others in New York - has taken an almost holistic approach to designing. Healing is the keyword here, whether it be in the bright colors or pattern heavy garments, or surrounding yourself with people, things and clothes - in leather or silk or techy like neoprene - that make you happy, this collection aimed to do that.



RUNWAY: Ricardo Seco SS18

The design duo behind Eckhaus Latta took on tailoring for its men's collection that resulted in a very polished aesthetic for SS18. The opening look's suit was exaggerated in its proportions (think 80s shoulders and slouchy, cropped pants) while the fabric choice was atypical for regular suit wearers, such as those in nearby Wall Street. That the fabrics throughout the collection, from lace to latex, were intentionally off-kilter made them all the more interesting.



RUNWAY: Eckhaus Latta SS18

New York label Opening Ceremony showcased its SS18 collection in a dance-related format, worn by a diverse group of people. There were nautical striped tops, loungey bottoms, and even some coats - global warming and all...or just a jaunt to Aspen or some other cold locale.



RUNWAY: Opening Ceremony SS18