I am really happy with how this this season in Milan turned out. I went to every show I wanted to, was able to catch up with a lot of friends in the industry and meet new people. It was definitely exhausting especially because I travelled alone this time, but thankfully it was a success and I survived! Here is a little recap from each show along with my favorite runway looks.
This show was insane! Every single look was so detailed and so well thought out. Mixing of textures and prints played a huge role in this collection. Silk dresses with tailored jackets, embellished leather and even some velvet. This collection is elegant, fresh and effortless; perfect for Spring. Also, how good were the Prada boots I wore for this show!
The show transitioned from very bright and playful day looks to dark shade night gowns. The first part of the show was almost 70’s inspired. The puff sleeves, tie-dye denim and playful prints on maxi dresses all had that 70’s vibe. The last part of the show was a bit more elegant, embellished night gowns floated down the runway in dark shades of black and blue.
Max Mara showcased a series of monochrome looks in neutral and pastel colors. Mostly suits, knee length skirts and trench coats walked down the runway. What really made this collection stand out were military accents most of the looks had, such as pockets and zippers. And lets not forget the knee length socks and boots as a bold statement.
Such a stunning collection! Opening the show in a series of pink and mint green ensembles in silky and velvet-like fabrics. I swear the collection just kept getting better as the show progressed, transitioning into rich green and blue tones. This section included many pantsuits with a layering appearance in rich fabrics. The show closed with evening wear in silvery tones with all sorts of embellishments.
Who said layering isn’t a thing for Spring? Layers are still going strong for Fendi. Lots of cool prints, colors and silhouettes in this collection. My favorite was the gold tone section! You guys know how much I’m into neutral shades with a pop of color or a cool layered piece. I also loved how the checkered print in this collection is seen in so many different ways, like in faux coats, dresses, shorts and knit sweaters.
Tod’s keeps surprising me every season with their beautiful leather. As per usual, leather played a huge role in this season’s collection while still keeping a fresh look. Edgy pantsuits, culottes and skirts all in leather.The the-dye leather pants were definitely one of the stand out pieces from the collection.
With seaside being this season’s theme for Sportmax, so many breezy, lightweight fabrics walked down the runway. I loved the cohesiveness of this collection and how the collection transitioned from dark blue maxi dresses and deconstructed jackets all the way to white wrapped and asymmetrical dresses.
Boho chic at it’s finest. Always so excited for this show. Saw a bit of everything in this collection: maxi dresses in all sorts of prints, pantsuits, jumpsuits, ruffled rompers, vests and even velvet jackets. One of my favorite looks from the show was the paisley tailored suit which had beautiful detailing. The show closed off with a series of oversized button down shirts with different color paisley pants.
Light leather dominated Ferragamo’s ready-to-wear collection. Laid back was definitely the vibe for this collection. Just to name a few of the standout pieces, a khaki jumpsuit, an emerald green trench coat paired with a knitted two piece, and white leather trousers with a tailored navy blue jacket.
What an elegant collection! Ermanno Scervino never disappoints with its flawed detailing. This collection mostly included a series of evening wear in feminine and edgy styles. Chiffon, silk, feathers and leather were some of the fabrics seen on the runway. Their was a mixture of two opposite extremes, elegant night gowns with embellishments and tailored pantsuits with a tie. Who say’s you can’t have the best of both worlds am I right?
Gucci changing up the game when it comes to the traditional fashion week runway. Gucci makes it easy to recognize a traditional tailored suit due to its distinctive silhouette and detailing. Vintage minimalist with a pop of color, bold accessories such as thick chokers, chunky sunglass chains and long gloves making a statement. Slip dresses with lace detail, tailored pantsuits and bold print dresses were some of my favorites from the show. Closing up the show was a series of all white straightjacket looks.
Such a bright and vibrant collection. There is a lot of light and gentle layering in this collection for both female and male looks. Different variations of bohemian dresses for women in polka dots, crochet and the traditional zig zag print came to play in this collection. Men wore light weight separates in the Missoni print as well. The traditional zig zag print will never get old!
PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI
Opening the show with a puff sleeve Chanel tweed jacket with stripes layered on top of a denim jumpsuit, what a statement! So much denim in this collection. Denim was seen and manipulated in all sorts of ways, a high-low dress with ruffle detail, a denim tweed jacket paired with a traditional denim skirt and bustier top layered on top of a white t shirt. A few night gowns in black and pastel colors were part of the collection as well.