Off the Runway: Shady Days

Gloomy grey skies may be dominating the weather forecast at the moment, but that’s not going to stop us turning to the runway in search of accessories that will set us up for spring when it arrives. Statement shades stole the spotlight at a number of AW 16/17 runway shows with designers sending everything from floral-embellished frames to quirky, retro-inspired styles down the catwalk. Take a look at a few of our favourites that we’re currently coveting.

Off the Runway: Balmain

The washed-out powdery blues and pale pinks from Balmain’s most recent A/W collection made way for a technicoloured wardrobe, with creative director, Olivier Rousteing, sending a number of women’s looks down the runway of his Spring/Summer 2017 menswear show. Along with a handful Rousteing’s signature embellished figure-hugging mini dresses, models paraded crocheted maxi dresses, vivid block colours and colourful metallics down the catwalk.