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.

Milan Fashion Week FW2017/2018 Trend Recap

February 28, 2017 by  
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From Dolce & Gabbana’s millennial filled multi diverse catwalk (Dutchie Negin made her runway debut) to Moschino’s toilet roll bag and and Francesco Risso debut collection at Marni. From Alessandro Michele’s XL gender blended Gucci runway show to Fendi’s folkloric creations and Donatella’s female power parade. From Miuccia Prada’s young and colorful designs to Thomas Maier’s ever so graceful numbers at Bottega Veneta (that final gown almost appeared liquid!) and Dakota Johnson’s straight off the runway Gucci gown at the Oscars. Milan Fashion Week was ever so vibrant and made us all look forward to upcoming seasons. The main message? This edition of fashion week Italian designers talked politics, optimism and sports. See some of the biggest Milan Fashion Week fall/winter 2017/2018 trends, we’ve set apart for you, below.


Cloaks and capes


Red hot (and a whole lot of orange too)


Bow down


Cropped sweaters (and we saw just as many sportswear inspired cropped jackets)


Written words


Elegant embroideries


Bathrobe meets kimono

Other big trends: waist belts, statement earrings, sheerness, shimmer, colourful (spring-like) floral prints, checks, colored fur and color blocking. Lots to look forward to! Stay tuned for our trend recap of Paris Fashion Week.

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