Maria reporting from Milan
Somehow we are already nearly at the end of the Fashion Week Extravaganza, with just a few days remaining! With the re-introduction of clothes at Chic&Seek, and with our particular love of Italian designers, we felt it appropriate to give our fellow Chic Seekers a round up of our favourite looks from Milan – and to give you a head’s up of what to be looking out for in the next season and how we might be able to help you out with some reduced price buys! With Italian politics always playing a – small – role in the nation’s public affairs, it was of no coincidence that the Florentine fashion house Gucci was selected to open the shows, after the recent elections of the Florentine prime minister-designate Matteo Renzi. It is therefore fitting that Italian fashion in Milan last week seemed to be full of fresh attitude.
Gucci stole the show with its cropped narrow denim and little halter neck dresses, bringing us back to the 60s in style. The main colour palette was pastels and nudes – colours which we simply cannot get enough of! Moschino was a serious talking point for all – the combination of fast food and fashion was certainly a first on the catwalks.
Following on from Anya Hindmarch‘s bold and colourful exhibit of cereals and handbags, Moschino went for a play on words – and images – of McDonald’s, injecting colour like no other into the more monotone colour schemes exhibited by the other fashion houses. Fun for sure, but we are not entirely convinced that we were lovin’ it.
Of course, Italy still maintained its elegance in a number of its shows, with Prada and Emporio Armani showcasing beautifully chic black dresses – both long and short, mainly paired with flat brogues and simple accessories. Velvet made a recurring appearance in nearly all of the catwalks, whilst glitter and jewels (and even some bling) were used all over to add that va-va-voom the Autumn/Winter months seem to lack!
The grand finale in Milan took place with a Fairy Tale theme running through from Dolce&Gabbana, Missoni and Ferragamo to name a few. Outfits designed to take you from day right through to night, whilst keeping you feeling like a real-life Princess. A lot of orange, silver and brown earth tones were seen which follow on from the hot colours of the season seen in both London and New York. Now, all eyes to Paris for the grand AW14 fashion finale we’ve all been waiting for.
Milan are you lovin’ it?
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