05 Mar Milan Fashion Week Fall/ Winter 2015
The eyes of the world were upon Milan last week, and the clothes shown on the runway were even more dreamy than their men. Milan truly made themselves proud with collections that were thoroughly thought about and executed with not just class, but precision. While London and New York had similar trends, Milan created a whole new outlook on Autumn/Winter.
It’s time to suit up again. Milan was packed with a range of suits, from tailored ones to more everyday relaxed suits. Prada had a geometric printed suit with cropped trousers, Giorgio Armani had a tailored 80’s looking suit that had pyjama styled trousers with defined shoulders and Missoni had a bold and colourful relaxed suit with their signature pattern.
The 70’s made a re-appearance at the third city with the return of the Pussybow shirts with a new modern spin on them. Roberto Cavalli’s shirt had a contrast between a sheer cream shirt and then black ruffles and the black bow creeping out from under a stiff black collar, Gucci had retro coloured pussybow shirts underneath a non-sleeved woollen jumper and Emilio Pucci had a crisp white shirt with a black leather fringed cape on top, giving us a rock and roll edge to the classic.
Milan told us that your outfit won’t be finished without some sort of accessory. Prada had jewelled and perspex broaches on coats and dresses to give an elegant edge to their looks. Fendi had an array of their friendly, furry monsters on the runway attached to their bags; with all eyes upon the bag’s charms, we are sure that all the editors will have that on their Fall wish list. Dsquared2, Tods, Armani, Fendi and Prada all presented gloves upon their models, from three quarter length arm ones, to crochet, to the classic leather to sheepskin variations. To finish off your outfit, why not try a statement belt? Moschino’s inspired collection by the nineties hip-hop included a chunky plated gold belt that sits upon the hip, Roberto Cavalli finished one of his fur looks off with a belt giving it that sex appeal and Versace had an ornate statement belt that accentuated the waist of the feminine figure.
Throughout Milan’s fashion week there were some standout collections and moments. Dolce & Gabbana’s collection was inspired by mothers, and many of the models who were mother’s themselves were able to walk down the runway with their children and babies, and Bianca Balti walked down the runway pregnant showing off her bump. The Italian duo truly know how to create a collection that will forever be talked about. Alessandro Michele made his debut for Gucci, and he did not let us down, with a collection of eccentric feminine ensembles. Peter Dundas finished his Emilio Pucci career with his last collection, FW15. Over the last six years, he infused his sexy appeal to the brand and made the bohemian feel to the clothes a luxury. MaxMara’s collection was inspired by Marilyn Monroe. The brand was inspired by the seaside pictures of her, thus the collection had that seaside vibe to it, not forgetting the layering underneath of pencil skirts, dresses and bustiers. The brand is known for it’s outerwear, and didn’t fail giving us the most elegant and romantic, classically toned coats to offer in Milan.
Now that fashion has headed back home to Paris, we are in for a treat! – I