Jill Stuart’s Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Collection Is Darkly Victorian

Jill Stuart’s fall/winter 2017-2018 collection had a very Victorian and slightly gothic flair topped off with a touch of dark ‘70s glam and held together with essential oils and alchemy. At least that is how it sounds with the reveal of her inspirations.

Jill Stuart Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 RTW Collection - NYFW

Each of the looks appears to be very darkly designed with rich reds and purple running through a good amount of sheer and black velvet. There are certainly elements of sultry and earthy notes to the collection with bits of gold and champagne embroidered through for a difference in aesthetic and texture, the shimmering gold against the softness of the other textures.

A range of lengths and a lot of movement were also signatures of the Jill Stuart fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection. The dark floral patterns made use of deep dark colors on floating fabric for a layered effect with perpetual movement. The lengthy appearance of each of the ensembles has a bit of seriousness to it. Even the ecru colored ensemble has a ‘revamped’ periodic feel to it.

The collection was on full display all at once. It did display the full complexity of the collection. There were so many different textures involved that not a single outfit was displayed without an interesting element to it.

Jill Stuart Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 RTW Collection - NYFW

Jill Stuart Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 RTW Collection - NYFW

Simplicity has no place in Jill Stuart’s fall 2017 collection clearly; there is too much going on and while most of the looks were a win, some of them were questionable at best. The coats and jackets were devastatingly gorgeous and should be easy to integrate into personal wardrobes that are not period-centric but will certainly top off a look beautifully.

Jill Stuart revealed her personal feelings on essential oils and how they relate to more by saying, “I’ve been using them a lot and they just really inspired me for the collection. I think clothes are like a favorite song or a favorite perfume.”

The mention of comfort and preference through favoritism is something that is easily relatable and can easily be a point that will gain her collection another look. The complex silhouettes with puffed shoulders and multiple styles of tiered peasant skirts are not easy to miss and for some will be difficult to wear together, but fashion should be an adventure as well, right?

Jill Stuart Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 RTW Collection - NYFW

Jill Stuart Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 RTW Collection - NYFW

When Jill Stuart spoke of her fall 2017 collection she said, “I think the collection is a conversation of fabrics and textures,” and while this would be impossible to dispute with the designer who created it, it is very easy to agree with upon sight alone. The mixtures within this collection verify the idea that Jill Stuart is a genius with fabric combinations.

Jill Stuart Fall/ Winter 2017-2018 RTW Collection - NYFW

Photos courtesy of Zimbio

Recent Posts

Kylie Jenner’s Daughter Already Has Her Own Makeup Collection

Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi is only weeks old but she already has a whole makeup collection dedicated to her. The beauty mogul decided to keep her pregnancy a secret, but she was apparently very busy...

Fendi Fall 2018 Collection at MFW

Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturi Fendi presented another polished collection full of work-approved pieces. To break the classic minimalistic looks the designer duo added fun elements such as hints of color, cowboy boots, and their...

Max Mara Fall 2018 Collection at MFW

Max Mara cast a few generations of supermodels to present its Fall 2018 Collection at MFW. The Italian fashion house also invited the hijab-wearing Halina Aden to model the modest ensembles paired with hijabs. There...

Off-White x Jimmy Choo Shoe Collection

Off-White’s luxury footwear collection with Jimmy Choo is finally here. Virgil Abloh is one who creates trends, instead of following them. The innovative designer partnered with the British high-end shoe company to deliver a line...

Moschino Fall 2018 Collection at MFW

Jeremy Scott is one of the designers who throws the most exciting shows! He decided to present the Fall 2018 collection for Moschino with a Jackie O themed show. For the show at MFW, the...