Welcome to Milan darlings!
Romanic, full of history and home to some of the most profound fashion houses the world has seen.
Day 1, September 17th
Gucci kicked off Milan fashion week with one of the most divine and chic collections I have seen from the brand in a long time. Gucci has defined itself within the fashion world producing certain connatations and details we expect to see on the catwalk including dark undertones within colours and matte fabrics.
Gucci somewhat mesmerises me with its use of colour. We saw nudes, greens and blush in the brands AW14 collection yet we see rich browns, reds and yellows in their Spring/Summer collection- deviating from the conventional and entering a world of distortion whilst overlapping, if not contradicting, seasons.
Military chic has always been a favourite of mine, as you can tell I adore structure and of course tailoring, however I am also a lover of the pussy bow which is why I adore both these day looks.
Plunging necklines, oriental patterns and blue denim look ensembles feel retro, cultural and are trends that are ready to dominate the new season.
Alberta Ferretti's collection channelled something we have not seen in a long time, the Grecian persona. After many many seasons of designers overusing this style it almost diminished completlely. To my delight it has returned with gorgeous materials, modern colours and the same stunning hair and beauty looks. The Grecian vibe succeeds almost always and Alberta Ferretti was the first designer to catch onto his return, just look at that fabulous serpent like neck cuff.
N.21 was pleasantly surprising with their Spring/Summer collection. These pieces are perfect to escape from the city, think Summer in the Hamptons.
This collection delivered everything, edginess, experimental and exaggeration. Whether patterned, block coloured, bright or metallic these pieces tempt those who are afraid of stepping outside their comfort zone.
Orange once again returns but not in its overstated self like we usually see. These past few seasons designers have been using block colouring to slowly introduce orange into their collections. Now that this colour is established and has been successful they are beginning to incorporate orange with other trends such as pattern.
My favourite trend for next season is metallic. Gone are the days where metallic comes across as being cheap and not so chic. Metallic is show stopping and one of the easiest trends to embrace whether it's all over or a combination piece.
Which was your favourite show from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week? Mine was by far Fausto Puglisi however it would not be MFW without a Gucci opening!