The Best of: Milan Fashion Week
Fashion week wrapped itself up in Milan and made its way to Paris. This means it's time for us to reveal which clothes we lusted over the most on the Italian catwalks. Difficult decisions! The only thing that's certain is that evening gowns with unlikely prints are a total must. But, let's keep it short and sweet. In our very humble opinion, here are the five dreamiest collections from Milan. All images are taken from Style.com
. McQ by Alexander McQueen
got the manga artist Yoshiyasu Tamura to create prints and it's keeping the mood elevated. The tailored coats are total staple items, and the black and white garments would make any lady sleek and chic. With the sparkly green outfit comes another look that would work oh so well with the Zoe Dragonflies. McQ is definitely targeting younger gals and our attention is all theirs. Marni
oh Marni, you are amazing. This is one for the bold. There are some crazy shapes on this catwalk; ones fit for the brave and daring. The grey joggers proudly rep the sporty influences, the feathers and fur speak of glam. With camo greens here and bold bright colours there, Castiglioni takes from everywhere. Add the craftsmanship that would leave many tailors with watering eyes and you get one mighty fine collection. Trussardi
is here with some very strong looks and we don't just mean they're cool. They are, but we also mean a lot has been borrowed from menswear. The masculine patterns and silhouettes give the collection of fine leathers and short skirts a powerful touch. Shimmering fabrics are a favourite, much like the well tailored check dress-cum-coat. We may have preferred some of the skirts at a different length but many of the looks would go a long way in our wardrobes.
Once upon a time we were all little girls dreaming of being Disney princesses. Red Valentino
is making it a reality with its Snow White inspired collection. A contemporary Snow White isn't living in the woods with seven dwarves. She's strutting around in sleek blacks or soft colours and fruity-cutie prints. A bit of sheer, a bit of shimmer, add some denim, shorts and skirts, and even a puffer jacket. Whether she wants to dress up or go for the tomboyish looks, her options are aplenty.
Then there was Moschino
. A while back we voiced our disappointment in Jeremy Scott lifting designs from Santa Cruz skateboard artists Jim and Jimbo Phillips. It looks he has made a turn for the better. It's packed with motifs borrowed from pop culture but with a Moschino spin on them. The junk food inspirations cheekily commenting on fast fashion is like a tribute to Franco Moschino's penchant for satire. It can be difficult for a new designer to carry on with the distinct style but Scott's done it well. From happy meal purses and puffer jackets to popcorn gowns and the gold accessories, we're feeling the love.
Still fondly thinking of London and New York? See our respective highlights here