The color black was on many minds as Milan Fashion Week started, not as a trend but as a way to grieve the passing of Karl Lagerfeld. This year, Milan’s Fendi was presented without him, but the collection was wholeheartedly his. Designers from around the world reminisced on social media, taking time to say goodbye to a man who changed the future of fashion with every collection he launched. In their grief, designers celebrated with their own collections, stunning arrays of color and design that remind us why Milan is almost synonymous with fashion. Let’s take a look at the trends that topped Milan Fashion Week.
Fur was a fan favorite this season. Although there were definitely some louder prints, like Ermanno Scervino’s campy cheetah print coat, many were more sleek and sophisticated, like Attico’s navy wrap coat and matching leather belt. Gucci made loud prints sophisticated with a fur-trimmed leopard coat, and Versace utilized a textural fur for a warm Fall fashion. Luisa Beccaria’s navy fur coat had a loose shape, paired beautifully with a winter lilac dress.
Find yourself in fur:
A rich green rolled down the runway this season, a lovely shade that stood out. A. TEODORO featured a pantsuit in emerald, and Dolce & Gabbana featured a simple ensemble with encrusted shoulders. Prada’s delicate lace cape was paired with an emerald skirt that featured a prim pink rose, while Vivetta showed the perfect pants with a lovely pussy-bow blouse and fleur-de-lis blazer. Woolrich’s green puffer jacket is sure to keep you warm on a foggy fall afternoon, whether you’re hiking through a changing forest or thrifting in a quaint town in the country.
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The pussy-bow blouse made an elegant appearance on runways across the city of Milan. Dolce & Gabbana’s pussy-bow blouse featured bishop sleeves and was paired expertly with high-waisted trousers, while La DoubleJ utilized loud prints to make sophistication fun. Luisa Beccaria layered a lovely pussy bow blouse under a ribbed sweatshirt, and MSGM went 2-D with a pussy bow printed graphic sweatshirt. Vivetta’s pussy bow blouse was stiffer than the wrest, but just as beautiful.
Get picky with your pussy bow blouse:
Business met pleasure in Milan, a torrid love affair that made its way onto almost every runway. Dolce & Gabbana showed a checkered suit with a longer skirt, while Kiton showed the perfect skirt suit for business meetings or grabbing a well-deserved drink after work. Maryling’s pink skirt suit was paired with the perfect matching coat, and MSGM utilized a checkered print reminiscent of the girls waving flags at a fifties drag race. Plan C showed a more full skirt and a blazer lined with a pop of gamboge, a sign that the schoolgirl trend is heading to college.
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That’s a Wrap
Designers were all wrapped up in wrap and pseudo-wrapped silhouettes Attico’s maxi wrap dress featured fluff and polka dots, while Emilio Pucci showed a wrap dress with a lining that really popped. Giada’s sleeves wrapped around the bodice, creating a stunning cape dress. Salvatore Ferragamo’s shearling wrap coat was tied gracefully with a thick belt, and Versace showed a lovely tweed wrap skirt that was almost Chanel in style.
Get wrapped up in these fabrics:
What style are you stuck on? I love the rich greens on the runway, but I’m a real sucker for a pussy bow blouse. Let me know in the comments!