Posted on September 23 2014
Hey there Pretty Birds,
Milan Fashion Week has come to an end on Sunday and while we’re preparing our suitcases for Paris, we’ve put together a gallery of our favorite SS 2015 looks from our hometown. On the Milanese catwalks it was all about embellishments, denim and… a big return to the 1970s. Groovy!
Here’s a recap of our favorite looks:
The 1970s – Gucci kicked off the Fashion Week setting the scene for what was to come: introducing clothes with a real 1970s vibe, a big trend that was picked up by many other designers in Milan. While Frida Giannini channeled the 70’s inspired by Ali McGraw, Ennio Capasa at Costume National was inspired by Anita Pallenberg and Marianne Faithfull for his summer-music-festival suede pieces. Roberto Cavalli showed a great ‘70s inspired collection with languid silhouettes, psychedelic prints and all white pieces (the white silk chiffon floor length dress was just incredible) and Peter Dundas showed a 1970s boho-luxe collection which made our hearts beat faster – more lean and languid silhouettes, skinny suits and maxi-dresses in a sunset palette and… Naomi Campbell. There were just too many good looks to count!
Denim – Denim looks were hot for next season and many designers featured denim on the catwalks – we liked the denim dresses and floor length skirts at Alberta Ferretti, the wide legged denim trousers at Gucci and the sexy denim shorts at Dsquared2.
Ethereal, hippie & a touch of grunge – We loved the ethereal dresses and hippie mood at Alberta Ferretti and the floral appliques and embroideries on the soft feminine dresses at Blumarine. Francesco Scognamiglio’s luxe and sensual eveningwear is always stunning (and for real night owls – you can’t go wrong in one of his Chantilly lace pieces). We also loved Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s take on neo-grunge at N.21.
Embellishments & floral prints –we’ve seen dreamy feather dresses at Fendi, crystal details on the military and neo-grunge tops and skirts at N.21, bold bright feathers at Dsquared2 (these guys surely know how to put on a show) and buffalo check coats and skirts at Marco De Vincenzo (with checks created by blocks of densely packed fringes – incredible).
Floral prints and embellishments featured in Marras’ beautiful and extremely “busy” collection, while MSGM’s “Freedom” inspired pieces featured foliage and birds prints, XXL sequins and 3D embellishments. Marni’s beautiful collection started off with a zen and raw palette but what got us really excited were the vivid bright floral prints on the fur coats, on the skirts with sculpted folds and judo belts and on the cool leather bombers.
And more – Prada’s post-war collection developed further last season’s silhouettes and shapes and included brocades and weird good-girl bad girl looks with a Western/ Praire/1970s touch. Versace’s awesome minimal and flashy collection included 1960s sparkly pieces and color block dresses with crystal mesh details (Donatella’s motto was “be bold with less”). And lastly, we loved Arthur Arbesser’s collection, presented in an old garage in the center of Milan, more feminine this time around but still with an edgy/cool touch. Real contemporary clothes for bright young things. Bravo kid!
All photos are courtesy of WWD.com with the exception of Dolce & Gabbana, courtesy of Style.com
by Margherita Calabi.
Giulia Capresi contributed to this post.