Thursday, 25 September 2014

Fashion Week Round-Up: Milan

With New York and London behind us, and Paris still ahead of us, Milan drew our undivided attention this week. The catwalks did not disappoint, providing a spectacle of colour, cuts, and textures.
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Fendi's SS15 show was highly anticipated and provided some iconic and memorable pieces. The use of bold yet wearable patterns gave Fendi a very practical feel while more daring cut outs and feathers demonstrated the Fendi flair we're all used to seeing.

Alberta Ferretti
The liberal use of suede and fringe created a Wild West feel on the Alberta Ferretti runway which was counterbalanced by the goddess-like sheer lace dresses on display. With crop tops and sheer silhouettes taking centre-stage in SS15, we may all need to put in some extra hours at the gym!

Francesco Scognamiglio
 Francesco Scognamiglio showed us how to perfect "feminine and flirty" in time for SS15. Each and every outfit complimented the female form without being too outlandish. The use of silks and lace also added a beautiful subtlety to the collection.

 Roberto Cavalli
Cavalli's collections often demand the attention of those with a certain taste. I've heard a few say they were not too convinced about the SS'15 collection, however I beg to disagree. In pure Cavalli spirit, we saw tie-dye prints as well as flowing dresses, evidently meant to be worn under the sun and by the pool purely for lounging, never for doing.

Les Copains
Les Copains gave a collection, like many other designers we've already seen, featuring light airy pieces with minimal elements and touches of sophistication, making this collection effortlessly glamourous!

Giamba was a collection that showcased a of mix of young and old(er). By playing with a mix of structured silhouettes and pretty polka dots, Giambattista Valli manages to appeal to a wider audience more than their pre-exisitng original collection which focuses on more couture dresses.

Luisa Beccaria
Like many others, Luisa Beccaria combined the use of soft pastel colours, feminine shapes and ethereal touches to bring together their SS'15 collection. The wonderfully romantic dresses that graced the runway made me believe I was in the purely innocent side of every fairy tale and, once it was over,  I was 100% sure I did not want to leave.

Ermanno Scervino
Bearing in mind the SS theme, Scervino played with lighter colours and combined them into more sophisticated looks perfect for both daytime and evening wear. From the 'casual' mono coloured skirts jumper combo to the metallic evening dresses, this collection is certainly catered towards ladies who want to make an appearance.

Blumarine elevated the little white dress to extraordinary heights this season. The use of bright colours, embossed floral patterns, and sheer material was geared toward the woman who isn't afraid to stand out from the crowd for all of the right reasons!

Dolce & Gabbana
Once again, D&G decided that bejewelled, structure defining, lace enticing, flower adorned pieces were the perfect fit in order to complete their Spanish influenced line. Notable items were fringed ponchos, matador-esque jackets and lots of leg which all come together to give that Flamenco-feel. Muy caliente. 

left to right: MSGM, DSquared2, Emilio Pucci, Aquilano.Rimondi

A few trends were very prominent on Milan's SS15 runways. It was all about the 3 Fs: feather, flowers, and fringe. However, like in New York and London, these were often used alongside sheer materials which provided an ethereal, spring-like feel to otherwise heavy materials.

the tall and short.

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