Milan Fashion Week is the height of ready-to-wear, as the likes of Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace show in a fashion-packed week of glamour, luxury, and indulgence. This year was no different, as everything that sparkled may not have been gold, but it was probably just as expensive. Let’s take a look through the runways of Milan, and unpack the biggest trends.
Milan went wild this season, with much more than your average cheetah print. Although cheetahs were represented well with a stunning cheetah print coat that Simonetta Ravizza detailed beautifully with a pink fur trim, and a patchwork cape from Giamba that might sell out faster than a cheetah can run. Leopard printed was also spotted on the runway, in the form of a beautiful maxi skirt and sweater by Max Mara. Missoni went for tiger stripes with a cozy pea coat, while Dolce & Gabbana mixed it up with zebra stripes plastered on a coat, paired with zebra leggings and a zebra dress.
Show your wild side with these fabrics:
Brocade was a staple of MFW, fashioned into everything from exquisite suits to simple blouses. Albino Teodoro showed off a simple blouse with big sleeves and a pair of matching pants, while Antonio Berardi shows a simple suit. Luisa Beccaria’s three-piece brocade suit is a stunning display of what brocade can do, while Daks three-piece brocade suit is a louder version of Luisa Beccaria’s. Dolce & Gabbana added a romantic edge to the brocade suit, utilizing pink and white and pairing it with a stunning golden briefcase.
Bring it with these brocades:
Plastic and vinyl were shaped into a variety of garments this season. Arthur Arbesser created a show-stopping metallic green raincoat, while Fay fashioned a beautiful blue trench coat. Fausto Puglisi splices a vinyl snakeskin with a subtle blue that looks stunning on Winnie Harlow, and Versace used a bit of plastic to make a stunning wrap dress belted with a big gold buckle. Dondup’s copper dress pairs shockingly well with a heavy sweater and jacket, bringing the plastic trend into a more casual setting.
Manipulate these malleable mediums:
Milan shined this season, with sequins so aggressive they could be seen from space. Attico’s sequined jumper features a flounce, while Moschino’s floor-length sequined gown features another dress! Both No. 21 and Gucci created beautiful sequined jackets, while Dolce & Gabbana took the athleisure plunge with a sequined tracksuit!
Show off with these sequins:
Sheer fabrics were a clear hit this season at Milan. Blumarine created a beautiful blue dress out of sheer fabrics, with a sheer pencil skirt layered under it. Dolce & Gabbana’s lace dress was worn over a high-waisted lingerie set, while Emilio Pucci’s sheer skirt and button up blouse were thrown over a one-piece. Both Luisa Beccaria and Philosophy di Lorenzo opted for lacy garments, layering lace over itself to create a faux opaque layer.
See your projects through with these fabrics:
What was your favorite look from Milan Fashion Week? I can’t get enough of Gucci, but that Dolce & Gabbana line!