Our loyalties may lie in London but when it comes to undeniable sartorial greatness Milan is the place to show and be seen. As the AW15 Collections come to a close in Italy’s fashion capital we’ve rounded up our pick of MFW must-sees.
Sporting a delicate colour palette of dove grey and lilacs, Armani welcomed the coming season with the Skouser. Half skirt, half trouser the new must have bottom is a fresh take on hybrid bottom combinations, made of a single piece of fabric. Other Armani highlights included crushed velvet double breasted tailoring and exquisite embellishment detailing.
Dolce & Gabbana
Played out to none other than Spice Girls ‘Mama’, Dolce & Gabbana used AW15 to celebrate mothers everywhere. Mother daughter modelling duos strode the blush coloured runway in an emotional outpouring of love for La Famiglia. Alongside iconic rose prints and fur, D&G also experimented with croc print; the go-to texture for next season.
Proving that nude and blush tones need not be confined to the summer season, Tod’s showcased clean cut leather trenches in neutral tones. Work wear was given an androgynous edge with high collared oversized zip shirts, then equally feminised with embellished A-line skirts. Knitwear was chunky and leather gloves and staple Tod’s driving shoes completed an accomplished collection.
AW through the eyes of Cavalli was as dramatic as it was poetic. Luxurious, romanticised ruffles adorned exaggerated peasant shirts, while oversized double breasted blazer coats were given an elegant overhaul with sequin embellishment in chocolate hues. Colour pops were provided by zingy lime statement pieces and ever present animal print brought familiarity to the Cavalli range.
Taking a not so subtle nod from Bill and Ben (the flowerpot men…yes really), Fendi took us to the great outdoors with an exemplary autumnal colour palette and box cut overalls. Rich chestnut coloured skirts were accompanied by contrasting black leather chaps, while peasant-esque dresses sported statement bib pockets. Outerwear was simple, oversized and plentiful in furs and gabardine.
In a debut not to be sniffed at, Alessandro Michele’s Gucci takeover is last on our hit list. Creatively disjointed in colour and style, Michele’s evocative introductory collection was a showstopper of fresh and downright kooky proportions. Prints were profuse and eclectic while statement accessories and an engaging colour palette evoked the air of a designer that certainly won’t be resting on the laurels of a power house name.
All images courtesy of Vogue.co.uk
By Jenna Jones