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.
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.
Everyone seated at Chanel had a front row seat to witness every single one of the 92 outfits passing by at the Grand Palais Tuesday morning. No iceberg, Supermarket or airport to distract us from the clothing this time around. Back to err..basic, although every guest still had a gold painted chair awaiting them. At least Karl made sure our eyes were all on those bright pink opening looks. A selection of Chanel classic; tweed skirt suits decorated by multiple pearl necklaces. Update though, by touches of denim, riding boots and leather-brimmed boaters. After the pink an array of gray and off white looks appeared, followed by touches of camel, metallic, black and white. Heavy winter wool, leather and a type of multi colored fake fur gave the collection it’s rich touch, as did the gloves, the bags (some attached to the models’ belts – as seen at Prada) and the delicate jewelry. There were coats we could live in and off shoulder party dresses you’d never want to take off. Yet we doubt whether those silly hats will ever really become a thing..
Furthermore the 2015/2016 interpretation of the eighties is all about; bold (and sometimes totally wrong) color combinations, (patent) leather, leggings, asymmetric earrings, having fun and not giving a damn.
Dries van Noten not only presented his fall/winter 2014 collection in Paris, he also prepared an exhibition in the Museum des Arts Decoratifs. His fall collection was audacious and practical, making for powerful, chic-with-a-twist viewing. Op Art graphics and color-centric rave-culture inspired the Belgian designer.
One of Van Noten’s great strengths is his ability to control visually intense motifs, any apparent randomness is intentional. His swirls, overlapping triptych circles and broken-striped grids were applied with bravado executed oh-so-carefully. At times, he went for the contrast of the caustic-on-classic. At other times, he opted for full-on visual shock value. Undulating stripes were another interpretation.
Throughout, Van Noten integrated athletic references — jackets and pants with zippers and parachute details that stood in contrast to the collection’s more obviously polished fare. Either way, he kept his proportions ample, right down to the primary accessories: big, 3-D flowers.
Jonathan Christopher Homme likes to experiment with juxtapositions in life: masculine and feminine, light and dark, soft and harsh. All these elements were visible in his FW2014-collection which got rave reviews afterwards.
Designer David Turner is behind the classy women’s and men’s line Kathryn Milan, which he launched during the Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. He creates a new evolution of luxury, bringing his sense of simple elegance and style, with an infused influence of European class, to the fashion world.
You don’t have to undress to be sexy was Jan Boelos message with his FW2014 collection. And indeed, he didn’t show a lot of skin. There was no need to. His male and female models rocked his autumn designs nonetheless.
Illuminosa is the title of Jef Montes’ debut-collection at Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. With this collection the Artez-graduate tried to visualize the effect of light in an experimental design. The tension backstage was touchable, while Jef Montes adjusted his designs at the last second.
Our own fashiondictionary Real Highlander There are only a few. Famous ones are Sonia Rykiel, Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani and Vivienne Westwood. They're around for at least 75 years and have designed over 750 different collections. The rumour goes they survive by sucking blood of male virgins to revitalize in between seasons.