Ciao Milano! Though we would have loved to be at your Fashion Week in person (we really tried), we couldn’t quite make it. But we promise we didn’t miss a millisecond of it; after all, how could we?
With eyes glued to our laptop (and phone screens), we mentally noted down our favourite looks from the runway. With heritage designers pushing boundaries to a whole new level (keep your driver’s license ready), Milan Fashion Week was journey of sorts. A journey that was anything but boring.
Giving us a little taste of Italy’s glamour and heritage, D&G’s collection was an ode to the flavours and style of the Mediterranean. With blooming florals against dark backdrops, quirky motifs of beach-side frolicking, colourful pom pom sandals, floral headphones *major wishlist lust* and charming tile print dresses, the delightful spectacle the designer duo gave us literally sums up what an Italian holiday would look like. Wanderlust tempted? Yes.
Taking fashion on a detour, Moschino’s collection was a sartorial U-turn, which lend us to a road less taken. Whimsical and quirky, the collection was a branding rant held on a construction site (at least, that’s what we understood). With road signs, orange cones, caution tapes to large bottles of cleaning spray that would last you years to come, the runway or should we say road, was loud and bold. Oh! And who could miss out of the Power Puff Girls’ three-piece suit? And the bubbles? And the car wash finale that left us feeling… hmm… refreshed.
With a geek-gone-chic look, Gucci’s collection was high on glam with feminine silhouettes rendered with frills, fringes and intricate embroidery. With wallpaper florals, jungle-esque botanicals and hints of influence from the Far East, the ensembles had a ‘70s vibe to it with its pencil skirt silhouettes and pussy bow blouses. And the snake prints definitely had the runway slithering in style.
Bringing in a punch of fun, Stella McCartney’s collection took on a nomadic route, with the journey taking us through African markets, European country sides and North American terrains. With tassels, pom poms, cowboy shirts, floral folk motifs and hint of ‘50s style, the collection was an “exotic mash-up” of sorts. An incredible one.
With these distinct looks, we’re sure we’ll be in for a very colourful summer next year. And we’ll definitely be channeling a little quirk and maybe some OTT styles to our ensembles. Warning: Summer 2016 is going to be HOT!