Milan Menswear Fashion Week: The 5 biggest Trends FW2018

January 17, 2018 by  
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From Diesel Black Gold’s native American inspired story to Dolce & Gabbana’s millennial filled show entitled King’s Angels. From Francesco Risso’s vibrant, colorful and contrast (in texture, in proportion) filled Marni collection to Miuccia Prada’s fall collection full of references from the Prada past (hello Nylon, hello banana print). And from preppy Versace looks to the bondage attires at Moschino. Milan Menswear Fashion Week was both exuberating and surprising. And just so you can wrap your head around all the new styles or even fully prep your wardrobe in time we’ve selected five of the biggest trends straight from the Milano catwalk. Looks to sport next winter or even try out right now, while winter’s still here.

(Clown inspired) colorful checks

Ties are back

Logomania is not going anywhere (just yet)

Crispy white trainers

Velvet affair

Milan Fashion Week SS2018 RECAP

September 26, 2017 by  
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While Milano is recovering from another fashion week whirlwind, let’s look at some of the greatest moments the Italian fashion capital offered us. Just as was the case in NYC gender mixed shows filled up the Milano show schedule. Etro, Missoni, Bottega Veneta and Gucci all presented their womenswear next to their SS2018 menswear looks, which lead to a rich(er) feel and deeper understanding of their new collections. In terms of highlights there, of course, was the nineties supermodel pack at Versace, that is still popping up on our Instagram so many days later. Angela Missoni celebrated her 20 years as a designer. And naturally there were quite a few memorable cocktail parties (hello Vogue Italia). In terms of next year’s trend we’ve selected a few of the most remarkable ones. Lots of denim, lots of greens, ladylike pencil skirts and the following four summer trends:

Logomania continues, branding is everything

Soft sequins and bedroom ensembles

Half/half, for those who can not choose

Girl squads with fanny packs

Marni Catwalk Fashion Show Womenswear SS2018 Milan

September 25, 2017 by  
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On Sunday Francesco Riso delivered his second collection at Marni. A collection inspired by Tim Burton’s take on Through the Looking-Glass (a.k.a. Alice in Wonderland – fortuitously on the same day Dolce & Gabbana presented their Queen of Hearts collection) that felt like a mash-up of styles and clothes. The silhouette was rather oversized, although the many tops did follow the female curves. Checks and floral prints met with sporty stripes. Shiny satin worked with details of fur on some of Riso’s robe inspired numbers.

Especially some highly embroidered pieces at the beginning of the show really transmitted the (de)construction message of the show and almost gave you the notion the models had been sewing them together themselves. The palette was Wonderland-y, make-up was bright, accessories were eye-catching (though probably less ‘chunky’ then Marni fans would like them to be).

Perhaps these were not the most desirable, musthave, ‘it’-designs, yet it was a clear statement from Riso’s part and a fresh take on ‘the Marni look’ we’ve been used to.

Dolce & Gabbana Catwalk Fashion Show Womenswear SS2018 Milan

September 25, 2017 by  
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Domenico and Stefano are quite busy this week. Last night the designer duo organized a (not so) secret show featuring all their favorite millennials (absent today and replaced again by ‘real’ models). Today the fashion crowd gathered around to view their SS2018 collection named “Queen of Hearts”. A show with no less than 104 looks (Gucci’s “never ending” show included just 4 more). Let’s say Dolce & Gabbana had quite some love to give.
Their queen of hearts made sure not to forget any of our favorite Dolce show ingredients. Classic black lace dresses, embellished corsets, airy, floral printed maxi dresses, striped suits and checked tea dresses in the mix. As well as some surprise items like a couple of bodysuits, a few rainbow dresses and some sequined disco numbers. Prints were mostly food related. We spotted baby chicks and gold fish (hopefully not necessarily intended as food related) cookies as well as carrots, cabbage, beans and lemons for al vegans in the venue. Headpieces, sunglasses, XL earrings and handbags didn’t fail to deliver and made up for yet another extravagantly styled runway show. Wow.

Streetwear Milan Womenswear SS2018, Day 05

September 25, 2017 by  
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What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that Balenciaga-shirt or your latest Vetements-denim? Maybe we’ll spot you in Paris, Milan, New York or Amsterdam. During the fashionweeks we refresh our streetwear posts regularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: Milan Fashionweek, womenswear SS2018.

Streetwear Milan Womenswear SS2018, Day 04

September 25, 2017 by  
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What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that Balenciaga-shirt or your latest Vetements-denim? Maybe we’ll spot you in Paris, Milan, New York or Amsterdam. During the fashionweeks we refresh our streetwear posts regularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: Milan Fashionweek, womenswear SS2018.

Gucci Catwalk Fashion Show Womenswear SS2018 Milan

September 23, 2017 by  
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Gucci fans got extra lucky at the runway show this week. In a badly lit show area the Italian brand treated it’s audience to a selection of no less than 108 catwalk looks. And might you think that would make for too long of a fashion show, think again. This is the work of fashion creative Alessandro Michele. Could we ever get tired of that?

For SS2018 the talented designer, who managed to turn Gucci into the most popular and successful fashion brand within a few seasons, used parts of his collection as an ode to his personal hero, Elton John. The rest of his designs spoke of seventies vibes, English checks, flora and fauna prints. Sequins, beads and shiny studs added touches of glam to his costum-y creations, which were spiced up by out of the box headpieces, extraordinary (nerdy) glasses, large earpieces a couple of bows and smudged lipstick.

Quite some menswear looks in the mix as well. Contemporary looks with lots of history references. There were multiple suits (& ties) and of course those typical extravagant Gucci-looks, like the fully covered, purple colored, sequined number.

Conclusion: the ‘Gucci look’ hasn’t changed much (as Michele claimed he stayed true to his aesthetic), so no need to completely switch up your wardrobe again. Oh and good news for everyone who’s just invested in a Gucci Marmont fanny pack; they’ll get you through SS2018 too.

Streetwear Milan Womenswear SS2018, Day 03

September 23, 2017 by  
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What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that Balenciaga-shirt or your latest Vetements-denim? Maybe we’ll spot you in Paris, Milan, New York or Amsterdam. During the fashionweeks we refresh our streetwear posts regularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: Milan Fashionweek, womenswear SS2018.

Streetwear Milan Womenswear SS2018, Day 02

September 22, 2017 by  
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What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that Balenciaga-shirt or your latest Vetements-denim? Maybe we’ll spot you in Paris, Milan, New York or Amsterdam. During the fashionweeks we refresh our streetwear posts regularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: Milan Fashionweek, womenswear SS2018.

Streetfashion Milan Womenswear SS2018, Day 01

September 21, 2017 by  
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What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that Balenciaga-shirt or your latest Vetements-denim? Maybe we’ll spot you in Paris, Milan, New York or Amsterdam. During the fashionweeks we refresh our streetwear posts regularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: Milan Fashionweek, womenswear SS2018.

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