Fashion Forecast: Top 5 Designers from Milan Fashion Week
Written By: Aliecia Brissett
Ciao bellas! Fashion season is still in full swing as the catwalks just closed in Milan. Displaying Italian luxury at its best, with brands such as Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, MSGM and Salvatore Ferragamo, the week was blessed with nothing short of wearable art. Whether it was the rock vibes of Dsquared2 or the animalistic flare from Maurizio Pecoraro, artistry was definitely in motion. And the feeling of spring and summer was definitely in the air with all of the colour, print, and chic European styles that made its way up and down the runways.
Spring/Summer 2017 shaped up nicely from the designers at Milan Fashion Week, and my top five choices from the week of glamour and high fashion represent the essence of Italy and Euro style.
Dolce and Gabbana
Always staying true to brand by not leaving the early 30's, 40's and 50's theme with an edge, Dolce and Gabbana's Spring/Summer 2017 collection was just the icing on the fashion cake to cap off another successful fashion week and another radiant collection for the brand. With the beginning of the collection reminiscent of 1940's Spain, the 91 look collection felt as if it transitioned from one country in Europe to another; and I - along with many others - are all for it! From elaborate embroidered jackets, to floor length see-through lace dresses, the old world style in a new era was the perfect example of fashion repeating itself done right.
The Spring/Summer 2017 collection from Fay brought forth the essence of military chic. From the consistent use of wide belts to accompany the cargo dresses and jackets, to the printed thigh-length floral dresses - that resemble cameo print when looked at from afar - the collection was also a great feminine spin on a traditional male dominated attire. From the slicked back hairstyles to the gladiator sandals, Fay exemplified military chic, reminiscent of Italy's Civil Warthe 1940's.
Showcasing the perfect fusion of sophistication and sex appeal, Francesco Scognamilglio's Spring/Summer 2017 collection came to life through the collections play on classic sophisticated styles. With the use of off the shoulder styles on thigh length dresses, and sheer appliques with embellishment on button-up collard shirts, the fusion of the two styles were crafted effortlessly.
Taking a chic approach to the popular athleisure trend that has been circulating for the past few seasons, Max Mara decided to follow the fashion forward style with a few sexy and classic additions. With visors being a consistent accessory throughout the collection, the brand made sure to include a few timeless staple pieces such as, pant suits accompanied by wide belts and playsuits to showcase the consistency of the brands sophistication. Yet the collection still did play on the athletic wear side with the use of sheer leggings and matching track suits.
Bridging the gap between sex appeal and traditional work wear, Aqilano Rimondi brought vamped-up workplace aesthetics that will have many swooning. With thigh high slit skirts that mimic pinstripe shirts wrapped around the hips, to unbuttoned collard shirts that drape off the shoulder, Rimondi holds nothing back when bringing sex appeal to traditional work wear. Whether you favour pant suits, or dresses, or a shirt and skirt combo, Rimondi's Spring/Summer 2017 collection ha something for you. Why not rev-up your daily work attire?