Milan is renowned for refined and elegant fashion, at the latest shows, designers impressed by re-interpreting this with cutting-edge designs for all. Italian heritage weaved around the collections through sharp tailoring and lustrous knitwear, but always with an innovative touch, to prove this city is still stood at the top of the industry. Rightly so, with some of the most acclaimed houses showcasing unique collections, like Versace’s stance for equality with slogan t-shirts to a modest crowd of powerful suits and shift dresses by Bottega Veneta. We were blown away by Fendi and Gucci’s bohemian inspired pieces, updated to complement the sartorial women’s wardrobe, and Moschino continues to be in a league of their own as Jermey Scott dresses his models in package wrap! As we move forward with the modern culture we can’t help but admire these masters of fashion who bring contemporary edge to traditional Itlaian style. Here are our highlights from Milan Fashion Week 2017 .
Whilst most designers this season are eighties-mad, Tomas Maier was inspired by the structured silhouettes from the 1940’s. Simple, yet powerful, Bottega Veneta created a capsule collection of wearable pieces. Sharp shoulders were enhanced by the pinched-in waist of blazers and coats, and the show finished with a delightful array of honey gold evening gowns.
A softer look from Armani this season, but just as desirable as ever. The sophisticated designs appeared to be effortlessly slung over the models, velvety jackets hung from one shoulder and baggy trousers swept across the runway floor. Trilby hats, puppy motifs and over-sized eyewear showed-off gave us a refreshing and fun insight of the ever-changing Giorgio Armani brand.
Strong women was the focus of the Versace collection. A follow on from the eighties trend, Donatella Versace displayed messages of love and positive protest on her designs, a mix of masculine cuts and sheer feminine fabrics.
Miccua Prada was influenced by the title ‘La Citta della Donne’, translated as City of Women. The almost ambiguous collection celebrated the diverse female population. Creative layered outfits showcased stunning knitwear and embroidery, whilst the overall look was a mix-match, each piece could be taken by any women to show-off her own indivdual style