Fashion week is here again. And Dazed Digital will be there every step of the way, from New York, kicking off today, through London, Milan and Paris.
We'll be covering the best collections, featuring exclusive design sketches and inspirations, streaming soundtracks, making videos and going behind the scenes with the stylists, hairstylists, casting teams and assistants that help make it all happen.
Ahead of the new collections, Dazed Digital's creative director James West selects his favourite images from A/W12 womenswear, photographed by Morgan O'Donovan, and the Dazed fashion editors share their thoughts on what they're anticipating this Spring/Summer 13.
"MM6 will be quite interesting to see with a New York audience as it's such a Pariscentric brand. In London, I've seen bits of Lucas Nascimento already, who I'm working with. He's one of the only 'brand new' designers in the city at the moment who is doing something interesting, one to look out for. I'm looking forward to Jil Sander, Prada in Italy – and I love a bit of traditional Milanese drama, with the Cavallis, the Guccis. It's what you want to get out of Milan, these are the shows that adhere to the image of what fashion shows are like, with pumping music and glamorous models stomping down the catwalk. Then there's Paris. Paris is always a finale but this season it feels even more so, with the debuts of Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent and Raf Simons at Dior. I'd like to think every other designer is aware of that and is pulling something special out of the bag in preparation. Fashion is an industry that really thrives on change." Karen Langley, fashion director
"This season I'm looking forward to Saint Laurent and a new era in women's and menswear." Robbie Spencer, senior fashion editor
"I cant wait to see Dior and Saint Laurent. It's such a milestone for change this season. I'm hoping that the appointments of Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane will shake the whole industry up a bit – we all need a bit of excitement!" Katie Shillingford, senior contributing fashion editor