MILAN FASHION WEEK REVIEW REPORT

Italy the home of the boldly, unapologetically fashionable. Italy is also regarded  as the very epicenter of luxury fashion craftsmanship and I agree with that. Its no wonder  when the top designers from New York,]Paris & London seek artisans with greatest skill and attention to detail to craft their products, they choose the ateliers of Italy.

My top 5 Milan Fashion Week Collections:

1.Emilio Pucci

When it comes to Emilio she never disappoints,im loving the collection already.She upholds sophistication&class.The fashion forces of Milan got together to conspire in favour of the era or not, it’s on next summer’s agenda for sure – but it just depends on what kind of Seventies spirit you are.Emilio brought the seventies look to life, giving it a more modern feel to it with summery colors, the bohemian life.

And this was very much a happy-hippy collection: plunge-neck crochet dresses embroidered with flowers, be-tasselled ponchos of the same effect, wispy butterfly-billowing maxi dresses, psychedelic shades and prints of Zap ice lolly optics, waistcoats, skinny suits, flares – tick, tick, tick for the Seventies. There were even those orange and brown colour clashes.

Halter necks, empire lines, gypsy tops and gilets – the repertoire continued as a mash-up of Fleetwood Mac played out – and then Naomi Campbell took a turn on the catwalk.

With all its color and exotic psychedelic prints, Pucci is a brand that sits well in the Seventies – and will do in the second wave of the Noughties with so many trend boxes ticked this season so many trend boxes ticked this season.

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2.Alberta Ferretti

What a way to bless my eyes Ferretti,calm colors speak to me.The opening looks were all like this–pale rose, adorned with lace and flowers and an easy vibe.The flower child followed quickly, with pants made from chiffon and floral patterns.The trellis florals were collection standouts, and in other lines, would have been the highlight of the runway.What an experiment a combination of chiffon and denim, I love the adventurer, you know what they say be extraordinary with your garments. explore&be free.

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3.FENDI

Roman fashion giant Fendi showed off its latest men’s collection.

Silvia Venturini Fendi was inspired by academic dressing for Fall/Winter 2015. Not the formal gowns and mortar boards of ceremonial occasions, but a certain distillation of the long scarves, corduroy and tweeds of professors and staff going about everyday campus life. WOW! menswear always melts my heart from the layering,coats,print scarfs and shoes. I see Corduroy is big on the Fendi collection. I certainly love the formal&casual looks they showcasing ,different looks for different men.Shoes were sensible: lug-soled penny loafers, with a few sportier high top sneakers thrown in the mix. Fendi’s teacher duly arrived in a chunky, velvety take on corduroy tailoring, and a patchwork of different tweeds.

Shearling jackets were joined by some highly desirable suede outerwear, which seems to be the new fur-collared coat when it comes to luxury winter dressing for men. In other ‘on trend’ news, there was also some of the hybrid style that has also been on the runway this season, with knit sweaters blending down into full furs by the waist with a gradient effect.

Key to the collection’s success were the cheeky little touches like the fabric apples (‘for teacher’, we presume) attached to caramel leather bags (alongside the ‘Bag Bugs’), and the soccer balls poking out of the mesh compartments in the fur backpacks (had they been confiscated?). The intarsia sweaters were worn on their own or paired with shirts and ties that came striped and with a certain retro appeal.

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4.PRADA

Miuccia Prada showed her men’s pieces alongside the women’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection. It was a highly restrained affair with nylon coats, silk shirting and uniform-style smock shirts arriving in neutral tones. The collection completely avoided pattern or print, apart from a hint of pinstripe on the inner linings turned up on sleeve cuffs. Mod-style three-button suiting (seen elsewhere this season) was worn with chunky-soled shoes.

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5.SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

A catwalk is invariably most about the clothes, if you lowered your eye line a little  at Salvatore Ferragamo there was just as interesting a story to spy – a monochrome and modern take on the original rainbow sandal wedge so synonymous with the house. Solid and chunky, it brought a renewed feel to the collection and a brand that is out and out gloss – because it felt so right for now.I believe Salvatore enjoyed creating the collection because of the dynamic patterns&cuts. That wedge with its rippling sole echoing the rib knits on bandage-style dresses that sculpted the silhouette into summer dress shapes. And while there were lots of sundress options, elsewhere – with all its cape coats and thread fringing on prim jackets – there seemed to be more emphasis on spring, autumnal even, dressing.

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