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MILAN FASHION WEEK - THE REVIEW

MILAN FASHION WEEK - THE REVIEW

As Milan Fashion Week is drawing to a close for another season, we round up our favourite shows, discuss the best street style and divulge what you will be wearing next season.



The Shows

We saw an abundance of 1970s influences, bold colours and striking textures throughout the week. Cavalli added his signature glam touch to seventies hippy chic for both of his collections. The mainline began with psychedelic tribal-inspired pieces; leading on to intricate black and white lace designs; finishing with luxurious sheer fabrics, feather embellishments and a scattering of sequins.



Gucci stuck to the seventies for inspiration, presenting a tribute to Ossie Clarke that also pulled influences from the Far East and traditional military uniforms (read the review here) whilst Fendi played with texture in a fusion of feathers, fur and fringing (read the review).





Colour was an important factor for Versace with much bolder hues that we usually expect from Donatella. Vivid red, pastel pink and pale blue were injected amongst the staple black and white, colour seemingly taking the place of embellishments on clean, minimal silhouettes. This was no tame collection, however. Perforated fabrics, dramatic cocktail dresses and plenty of skin on show ensured that this was as fierce as expected.



Again, bold colours were a key factor for DSquared, alongside a much more relaxed aesthetic than usual. A strong sports luxe theme ran across the collection, as cropped structured T-shirts were teamed with low-slung voluminous skirts and trousers.



Jeremy Scott made yet another strong statement at Moschino, positioning every girl’s favourite doll, Barbie as next season’s muse. Build up a wardrobe to rival hers with Scott’s influx of co- ords, branding and pink(read the review here).



Straying away from the emerging trends, Dolce & Gabbana updated their classic Sicilian look with Spanish influences for SS15 (read our review). Matador jackets, tiny bloomers and striking red roses adorning the hair were stand-out looks.

Street Style

There were two distinct fashion camps striding the streets of Milan over the past week. Quintessential Italian maximalism dominated, with an array of bold prints, bright colours and striking textures, as is to be expected at the most flamboyant of all the global fashion weeks. Fringing appeared on clothing and accessories, prints clashed against each other and we saw the first glimpses of Jeremy Scott’s new Barbie collection as worn by fashion editors and bloggers.



Alongside this love of excess was classic, elegant glamour with an Italian edge. There is nothing more sophisticated than a perfect-fitting pair of jeans teamed with a crisp white shirt and black stilettos. Wide-brimmed hats reminding us of Riviera-chic, whilst wide-legged pants teamed with cashmere jumpers hinted at a new modern elegance and culottes continued to be a huge trend when paired with timeless heels.



Planning a trip to Milan soon? Read our 24 Hour City Guide.