Passing the torch to our European cousins, Fashion Week has arrived in the Italian style capital of Milan. Home to some of the worlds’ most prevalent designers and trend-setters we expected nothing less than glitz, glam and theatrical dramatics!
Who could forget last year’s opulent pieces by Dolce & Gabbana, the bold block colours of Fendi or the ’70s inspired luxe sportswear by Gucci for SS14. However, a new season is upon us and already next years’ trends have us counting down the days until Spring. Here’s a round up of some of the world’s oldest and most skilled design houses flaunting their stuff on the Milanese catwalk during the first few days of Milan Fashion Week. We can’t wait to see more!
Emporio Armani have been in the fashion game for a long time and their colourful SS15 collection has a luxe sports look with an elegant preppy feel that keeps their signature style fresh and youthful. Think electric blue and stripes on an otherwise basic colour palette to brighten up a dull day and you’re not far off! Plunging necklines, loose hems and slouchy shorts added a touch of Euro-casual chic which we think would perfect for a trip to the French seaside or, if you should be so lucky, a millionaire’s yacht. Complete with oversize round sunglasses, Emporio Armani’s models had just a subtle hint of ’60s cool meets Gatsby era sensibility.
Italian fashion house Fendi are a label that aren’t afraid to experiment with colour, fabrics and shape. If this SS15 collection is anything to go by it seems that Fendi are taking a step in a new direction – with fewer bright colours and more kooky unusual designs. From a textured white mini-dress and cateye shades to pink and powder blue feathers, tailored jackets and gorgeous retro orchid prints, Fendi have gone somewhat girlish on us – grown-up girlish – with a couture twist. The flashes of signature Fendi fur were just the cherry on the cake!
Opulence, decadence and everything in between was what defined Gucci’s ultra-luxe SS15 collection which boasted a nautical albeit elegant feel. Gucci presented naval style jackets with brass buttons contrasting with rich reds, magenta’s, burnt oranges and maroons which were especially prominent with Seventies flair. Many of the outfits were accessorized with woven belts, suede shoulder bags and furs in defiance against the ‘trend’ mentality of Fashion Week, instead creating a timeless feel that defined the brand. The Gucci mantra is ‘a woman who dresses for herself’ and this collection is certainly tailored to flatter the wearer despite its’ familiarity.