Milan fashion week is one of our favourites. Leading established designers such as Dolce and Gabbana, Prada, Gucci and Armani aren’t afraid to leave commercial considerations out of their ready-to-wear collection and really experiment with colours, fabrics and designs. And this year was no different. From the Roman coin belts of D&G and the sea inspired prints at Missoni to the clean tailoring of Gianfranco Ferre , the twenties prints of Gucci and the lace dresses and Versace and Roberto Cavalli, there was something for everyone. Here are our top picks of the trends t wear next spring.
Clean lines and relaxed tailoring were seen at Gucci, Costume National, Trussadi, Jil Sander, Gianfranco Ferre and Sportsmax.
Graphic designs are always big in Milan and this year didn’t disappoint. Vibrant prints were strutted down the runways at Aquilano Rimondi, Versace, Prada, Etro, Jil Sander, Just Cavalli and Missoni.
Adding a splash of colour on the catwalk was Alberta Ferretti, Max Mara, dsquared2, Emilio Pucci, Fausto Puglisi and Marni.
Frills were an embellishment that added texture and movement to many outfits in Milan. Bottega Veneta, Marni, Moschino, in black and white, and Roberto Cavalli all showed just how flattering they could be.
Soft chiffon layers flowed in many of the collections. Our favourites were Emporio Armani, Blumarine, Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi – both their red ombre and deep red layers – and Antonio Marras.
Three’s a trend so seeing the folk gypsy trend on the catwalks of Alberta Ferretti, Giorgio Armani, Luisa Beccaria and Tods means that we will certainly be trying this feminine look next year!