Milan Fashion Week Round Up

Milan Fashion Week is coming to a close and the Italians have set out to outdo New York and London. The city is home to many fashion powerhouses who have international appeal. Signature brands that have been trailblazers in fashion are able to show at home. In Milan, fashion brands don’t rent out spaces, they have their own venues for their shows. So, it’s amazing that they truly are home when they show their collections

We’ve have chosen a few of the collections that did exceptionally well over the past week.


Milan Fashion WeekJil Sander

 

Jil Sander premiered its Spring/Summer 2018 ready-to-wear collection, starting off a little religious. The collection begins with caftans resembling Muslim throbes. However, as the collection continues the pieces start looking catholic inspired and then downright nomadic.  Full suits and jumpsuits are thrown into the mix along with a couple of standout dresses. Jil Sander is notoriously a minimalist designer and this collection speaks to that fact.


Gucci

 

Over 100 looks for their Spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection. Gucci is almost always a sure thing, but the Italian fashion house really stepped up this year. The brand was almost unrecognizable due to the amount of creativity that went into the pieces. Not to mention, there was a lot of throwback influences and recognizable looks from American culture. It’s like the Gucci monster threw up the late 70s and early 80s.

But it’s good to see something different every once in a while. The only bad thing about this collection is that it’s so different from what we’re used to from Gucci that it looks like they stole another designer’s collection. Some of the pieces looked Chanel inspired and some looked like American sitcom costumes. Also, ready-to-wear collections are usually meant to meet not only meet the

Also, ready-to-wear collections are usually meant to meet not only meet the enthusiasm of fashion lovers but also the excitement of retails. So, it will be interesting to see which pieces get picked up and which are actually going to make sales.


 

Milan Fashion Week

Fendi

 

Hands down amazing! Fashionable, professional women everywhere should find a ton of looks to incorporate into their wardrobes. Young women in particular with career aspirations should have a Fendi piece in their closet. The collection was fresh with dresses and options for blouses, skirts, pants, and jackets. Fendi gave a lot of versatility to their pieces and options for mix and matching. The only questionable garments were two denim looks and a few of the looks were

The only questionable garments were two denim looks and a few of the looks were see-through, which wouldn’t be appropriate for most occasions. But a slip or black underwear set should fix that right up. They also gave amazing and sexy dress options.


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Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana kicked blow the doors down with their Spring/Summer 2018 ready-to-wear collection. They started things off with a lot of black sexy numbers. Then, later on, switched things up with printed dresses that were “Queen of Hearts”/”Deck of Cards” themed. The clothing was exquisite and all of the pieces are worth paying for.


 Prada

 

Very chic. Prada showed up with a fun and young collection that was also sophisticated. It’s a collection full of prints and colors. The prize were the multi-colored coats and jackets. Prada did a really good job at making sure that each piece was able to stand out on its own.


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Versace

 

Out of every designer that has had a runway show during New York, London, and Milan fashion weeks, Versace put them all to rest. Donatella Versace had previously killed London with her subsidiary VERSUS. In Milan, she took the crown as the Queen of Italian fashion. And accompanying her for the finale were supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni and Helena Christensen.

A lot of gold and black signature pieces walked the runway and then splashes of color were ushered in. As always it was super sexy, but Donatella is very good at making sure that sexy and slutty are never in the same sentence. Hands down if it was a competition, Versace won.

Martel Sharpe

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