Milan Fashion Week Update: Designers worked their magic, models slayed, and J Lo remains iconic. Another phenomenal MFW is in the books, so alla prossima (til next time) we are ready to deliver the scoop on the trends we can’t wait to sink our teeth into. From simple silhouettes and polished details to colorful leather and tropical prints, there is a lot to cover. There’s a certain air of luxury and sophistication that we have come to anticipate from Milan, but this year we saw designers reaching for playful prints with lots of shine, and the collections from the RTW Spring 2020 runway certainly did not disappoint.
Embrace the warm sunshine in the upcoming spring season by adding an inviting hue of yellow to your wardrobe. Looking for a way to turn up the color thermometer? Pair it with pops of bold color, like electric cobalt blue (that also dominated the runway at Milan Fashion Week). Turn heads in an understated yellow, head-to-toe elegant silk ensemble with Mood’s Sewciety: The Rue pattern or take a more practical route by choosing a cotton-polyester blend, so you’ll stay cool and dry in the most extreme temperatures, all while wearing a little bit of warm, radiant yellow.
Even on the worst of days, a good outfit can change how you feel and how you appear to the world, so browse Mood’s garment patterns where you’ll find projects for beginners where you can start with a non-stretch fabric like cotton or if you’re a sewing superstar, get adventurous with voile or organdy if you’re looking for more of a challenge.
The runways were flooding with fringe in Milan and trust us, there’s no need to fear the fringe – there are options for all. From feathers and leather to chainette, the possibilities are fringe-ful. La Double J joined in on the fringe extravaganza with striking feathered fringe while, Emilio Pucci filled the runway with more wearable displays of fringe. Need some inspiration? Our Mood DIY leather fringe skirt is a great place to start, which actually ties two of Milan’s top trends into one piece so double score!
Wear the trends your way by adding feather fringe on top of silk crepe or burnout to make a loud statement like Attico or stay neutral while still screaming high-fashion in a matching two-piece suit set with fringe cascading to the floor from a single shoulder like Galvan.
The global fashion capital certainly saw a lofty amount of leather, making its way from line to line as outerwear, trousers, skirts, and more. We can all agree that head-to-toe leather like the spicy red cropped moto jacket and matching underlayer that we saw from Simone is not for the faint of heart, but when you break down the pieces, you can make leather as wearable as you desire. Try your hand at our Kalimeris Moto to snag the look. We carry leather for all; whether you prefer authentic or faux leather, we’ve got you covered either way.
If you’re living for the leather trend, then a lining is of necessity, adding comfort while keeping the leather from sticking to the skin. Opt for canvas or leather alternative for a more environmentally conscious option that has the same appeal without the guilt.
Milan could potentially have just reinvented Bermuda shorts into something fresh and fun. Being forced into Bermuda shorts in primary school in order to fit the dress code, I wasn’t immediately enticed by them, but after viewing linen suit sets with Bermuda bottoms galore, I am quickly finding a need in my wardrobe for the trend. Plus, I can use Mood’s Sewciety suiting patterns to get myself started. A relaxed fit with light and airy fabrics like linen, meshed leisurewear and business attire, put together for a polished look that says business but feels casual and comfy. As leather continued to make an appearance, Bruno Cucinelli included an androgynous pair of leather Bermudas with a collared top that encompassed a polished yet punky vibe.
To achieve structure suiting is sure to be a go-to for blazer sets (take a peek at our Blackberry Suit for inspiration which can be extended into bermuda shorts) that walk the line between fashion and workwear apparel. Pair bermuda shorts with chiffon tops, perfect for layering with blazers for an outfit that can be styled to your liking. Don’t shy away from the road less traveled, pair bermuda shorts with a brocade top to add an extra touch of luminosity traced with its metallic yarns.
Around every corner and on nearly every runway, prints big and small, subtle and bold made an appearance. Contrasting animal prints, inverse colorways, color blocking, chevron and more were just the fashion spectacular that our eyes needed! For Restless Sleepers broke out of their sleepwear box this season bringing a collection full of patchwork stitched silk along with their beloved exotic, somewhat unconventional prints by pairing them with simple silhouettes. Designers like IM Isola Marras played with floral patterns and texture by pairing it alongside tweed for a tastefully busy look.
Simple designs with a tailored finish were the primo (main dish), without a doubt! The busy prints complimented the seemingly simple silhouettes and details from accent sleeves to ruffles and pleats galore!
We’re at the true midpoint of fashion month, and there’s so much that we’ve seen, but there’s also much left to cover. What trend are you most excited about from Milan Fashion Week?