MILAN FASHION WEEK A’W: DAY 2

Designers at Milan Fashion Week Day 2 set the runways ablaze with the current raging trends of 2015. Day 2 dawned with varied inspirations on the runway. From blurring gender associated fashion into a streamlined aesthetic at Gucci to a walk down the Victorian lane by Alberta Ferretti, it was an exciting scene at Milan Fashion Week AW’2015-2016:


SIMONETTA RAVIZZA: The collection was about modern wintry sophistication with a casual yet edgy vibe. The garments stood for opulence as shearling, lamb-skin leather and embellished pieces made their debut on the runway. The colour palette was set in shades of cobalt blue, cream, white, back, wine and grey. From lustrous leather ensembles to highly-embellished pieces, the collection had a lustrous appeal.An array of coats ranging from animal print with shearling collars, luxurious knee-length fur coats and ribbed shearling coats in an assortment of colours stood for opulence in fabric choice. Some outfits donned by models had rocker-chic attitude. A heavily embellished matching two-piece, skirt and shirt-dress with leather and shearling took the looks a notch higher.  Towards the end of the collection, the designer also showcased a few outfits that were ideal for polar weather. Men and women walked down in black and white parkas with tights and fur-lined boots.

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STELLA JEAN: The collection was a quirky mix of prints and colours. The silhouettes were loose and baggy while the garments had a bohemian touch to it. The collection featured a range of trenches with plaid, stripes, abstract and solid colours as variety. Skirts differed from long to short hemlines, fitted to A-line. There was a vintage reflection in some of the pieces like an A-line peter-pan collared dress with stripes. Filigree motifs were present in brightly colored skirts. The looks were accessorized with shades while mid-length socks with boat shoes and strappy sandals.

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GUCCI: The show saw some impeccably dressed women in absolute classic Italian flavors. The current Creative Director, Alessandro Michele showcased a range of looks with a certain androgynous appeal. While the designer incorporated masculine regular-fit suits in floral and solid shades, feminine silhouettes were also shown as women wore sheer body-fitting dresses some of which  were pleated. The designer showcased a contrast between edgy futuristic elements with traditional silhouettes as seen in the fitted A-line dress with a metallic top and pleated bottom lined with shearling. There was a military essence felt in the collection with pieces like a double-breasted fur sleeved coat and double-breasted military coat paired with regular-fit pants. Berets were used to accessorize the sophisticated looks.

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ALBERTA FERRETTI: The renowned designer’s inspirations revolved around historical elements. Victorian elements were seen throughout the collection. Puffed sleeves and Ruff collars added a sense of grace and charm. The colour palette of this collection comprised of colours like black, white, gold, red and orange. From intricate baroque details on a black dress to a sleeveless short embellished dress with gold details, the collection resonated grandeur. Exotic fox-fur was also showcased in form-fitting coats and sheer tops with gold details. Some of the outfits that really stood out in this collection were: a floral peplum top with a long skirt, the black cape with a white shearling lining and floral details to name a few. These were accessorized with knee-high suede boots.

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FAUSTO PUGLISI:  The collection entailed funky ensembles with an abundance of bold-bright colours like pink, yellow, green and blue. The designer showcased edgy ensembles like an all-black outfit with gold embellishments and leather lace-ups. The funky checked and zebra print dress with knee-length zebra print boots added a sense of fun too. A recurring star motif was present throughout the collection. The tie and dye denim top and bottom, the embellished tube with leather pants and a shirt worn over a checked top oozed 90s’ fashion with a modern street style flavour as leather, denims and checks took over. Some of the looks were accessorized with chunky chains and charms.

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PHILIPP PLEIN: The collection showcased by the designer had a sporty-luxe and edgy appeal. It was a classic colour palette set in black and white. An army of women walked down wearing Varsity outfits in luxuriously soft fur ranging from dresses, tops and jackets with ‘#Plein’ on them. Glossy leather ensembles made their debut on the runway in jackets, textured pants and curve-hugging tops. Fur was a huge element in his collection as models donned fluffy fur dresses with wide belts. Embellished leather studs on ensembles and shoes further gave the collection an edge.

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Photo Credits: http://www.milanomodadonna.it/

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