Fashion Week Roundup: The Milan Edit (Part 2)

Moschino SS18

 

 

 

The general feeling that was left after Milan Fashion Week last week was that Spring/Summer 2018 is going to be a ‘throwback’ season; Donatella Versace reunited five of the most iconic 90’s supermodels for the final of her tribute show to her brother, Dolce & Gabbana refreshed their classic LBD, and Gucci’s collection was a mix of 70’s and 80’s inspired pieces. Very little was understated and it was a week of fashion that will be talked about for a while.

So how will what walked the catwalk in Milan translate to the highstreet for SS18? Which trends can we pick out and take away from a week of show stopping fashion; should we all be sewing false flowers onto our jackets and dresses as seen on the Moschino runway? I think maybe hold off on heading to the pound shop to stock on the false flowers just yet, but there definitely were some trends to watch out for from the runways of Milan last week..

Moschino SS18

Moschino SS18

EXTREME FLORALS

Moschino isn’t usually a brand that takes my breathe away, their collections are always fun and a little bit crazy, but feathers and My Little Pony aside, their pieces for SS18 are out of this world beautiful. Gigi Hadid became a walking bouquet while other models walked the catwalk in dresses that can only be described as works of art, masterpieces resembling delicate lillies and butterfly wings. While some of the pieces were a little OTT for everyday wear (or any day unless you were on stage), they were an inspiring new take on florals for Spring/Summer; get ready to add a bit of drama to your flower crowns. Dolce & Gabbana also featured dramatic florals from full floral sleeves and oversized rose prints to full embellished two pieces with sequin and jewel flowers.

Dolce & Gabbana SS18

Dolce & Gabbana SS18

Gucci SS18

Missoni SS18

RETRO REWIND

There was a bit of everything from the 70’s right through to the 90’s at MFW, with many designers bringing back old icon pieces with a fresh twist or having full collections inspired by earlier decades. Gucci’s show was a retro rewind form start to finish with metallic bomber jackets and encrusted eyewear that was a mashed mixed of 70’s and 80’s pop and rock inspired style. Missoni‘s oversized hats were a nod to the early 90’s as were the footwear; would you dare to bring back stockings and sandals? Dolce & Gabbana opened and closed their show with all black ensembles that were a flashback to their classic LBDs that featured on the cover of British Vogue in ’92.

Max Mara SS18

Max Mara SS18

Versace SS18

MATCHY-MATCHY

Colour blocking and co-ords went to a new extreme at MFW with head to toe single colour looks similar to what we saw at NYFW. Max Mara featured full layered looks in lilac, white and camel while Versace used more playful colours and prints with everything, right down to the shoes, co-ordinated.  

Fendi SS18

Versace SS18

Dolce & Gabbana SS18

BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

The LBD has been a staple wardrobe piece for every women since Coco Chanel made it chic, and the Italian fashion houses haven’t forgotten that for SS18. Versace showed classic printed handkerchief dresses layered under and over black pieces, as well as gorgeous black dresses with gold detailing worn over embellished over the knee boots. Dolce & Gabbana had a bit of everything black, opening and closing their otherwise multicoloured show with head to toe black looks from two-piece suits to peek-a-boo sheer dresses all paired with their now iconic tiaras and embellishing. 

Prada SS18

Fendi SS18

Moschino SS18

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