The fashion circus moved on to Milan this week and the Italian designers didn’t disappoint. Many of the main designers didn’t reflect trends but instead stuck to the style they are well-known and loved for. Alberta Ferretti’s blush coloured outfits were etherial while Moschino Barbie girl added colour and a cartoon edge to the catwalk. Salvatore Ferragamo’s beautifully cut dress were sophisticated and flowed beautifully and it was muted yet familiar patterns at Missoni. Flowing gowns were de rigueur at Giorgio Armani while Emilio Pucci played with ornate decorations on their dresses. Roberto Cavalli’s lace full-length dress made an impact as did Versace’s laser cutting.
Once again flat shoes ruled the runways with what heels there were being kitten heels. Hair was either tied back into a ponytail or left long and natural while make-up like the other fashion weeks remained muted and natural.
Here is our pick of the strongest trends to grace the catwalks of Milan…
There was a heavy hippy influence as many designers gave a nod towards the fashions of the seventies. Get your own inspiration from Gucci, Emilio Pucci, MaxMara, Etro, Fendi, Just Cavalli and Luisa Becarria.
Shoulders are chic this spring and many fashion houses ensured they were on full display with bandeau dresses. We loved these ones from Blumarine, Ermanno Scervin, Giorgio Armani, Phillip Plein, Sportmax and Fendi.
Necklines plummeted in Milan and while there were no bellybuttons on display, there was still a lot of cleavage to be seen. The best were by Etro, Costume National, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Blumarine and Bottega Veneta.
Denim was reimagined and giving some street styling by the Italians. Get ready for your spring denim look with the help of Dolce and Gabbana, Trussadi, Alberta Ferretti, Dsquared2 and Gucci.
Fringing was, well fringing the edge of a lot of outfits from wide to fine adding movement and flow, from Alberta Ferretti, Costume National and Dolce and Gabbana to Emilio Pucci, Fendi and Marco de Vincenzo.