MILAN FASHION WEEK A’W: DAY 4
Day 4 saw designers like Emporio Armani & Iceberg portray looks that set the trends when it came to power dressing. Meanwhile, Nicholas K’s collection had a strong androgynous aesthetic that possessed a sense of modern street style that was in complete contrast to Sportsmax’s romantic countryside paradise!Here’s a brief rundown of some of the collections at Milan Fashion Week AW’2015-2016:
Emporio Armani: The Italian luxury showcased the modern woman’s world when it came to fashion. The collection had an androgynous appeal as women walked down in sharply tailored outfits. It entailed garments like a diagonal striped double –breasted coat, a single-breasted windowpane check coat and a single-breasted coat with flap-pockets that were paired with regular-fit pants. The colour palette was set in bold shades like red, black, white and cobalt blue. The Italian house incorporated garments inspired by classic styles but with a modern reflection. A double-breasted pea coat with a butterfly detail paired over a pleated skirt added a sense of fun to the otherwise traditional ensemble. Luxurious fur coats with Italian finesse in red, blue and grey made their presence felt on the runway. Towards the end, the collection possessed rocker-chic attitude. Women donned all black ensembles like loose baggy pants in leather, embellished tops and a knee-length satin dress with fur. The overall look was complemented by red wine lips and short messy hair.
Sportsmax: The collection felt like a romantic countryside paradise as models strutted in a predominantly neutral tone collection. There was a dash of Daffodil yellow to add to the countryside sunshine. The garments revealed a Bohemian touch as the currently raging trend- the fringe made its way into cable-knit sweaters, coat collars, skirt hemlines. Even the silhouettes for that matter felt relaxed and comfy. Italian leather in shades of black, caramel and milk chocolate were used in trench-coats. What countryside is complete without flowers? The collection also incorporated floral applique and lace onto jumpers and necklines of dresses. Sportmax’s statement on the runway was elegant and understated.
Iceberg: The looks showcased in this particular collection were sharp, modern and androgynous. Blurring gender dressing seems to be making a powerful statement on the runways at Milan. The colour palette chosen by the designer consisted of white, greys, purple, blue, mustard yellows and tangerine. The silhouettes were fitting and flattered the body. Fitted pencil skirts and trousers dominated the runway which stood for modern women who dressed for power. Knitted colour-blocked skirts and cardigans stood out in the collection along with knee-length jackets with patches of colour to add to a playful element.
Tod’s: The collection showcased by the Italian luxury brand was the epitome of chic Italian fashion. Garments were showcased in an understated choice of neutrals like cream, black, white, navy-blue with a dash of teal, tangerine and wine. The show began as a model donned a cream coat belted at the waist, accessorized with a leather bag. The collection was simplistic in approach with simple prints like the leaf motif which was recurring in some of the pieces. Geometric prints as shown in a few pieces reflected finesse. Some of the outfits that stood out in this particular collection were: the brown leather dress with cutwork details, the geometric-print black and white suit and the leaf motif dress with black shearling to go along.
Aigner: The luxury brand celebrated 50 years on the runway with an opulent floral fantasy. There were seen in lace tops and dresses, a leather cut-work dress and bright floral jumpsuits with similar looking jackets. The colour palette was red, tangerine, yellow, black, off-white, olive green and grey. Shearling, sheer chiffon and leather were generously used in fitted pants, jackets, skirts and dresses. There was a Bohemian touch as loose fringe was spotted in an off-white strapless dress. Overall, the looks were feminine with form fitted silhouettes.
Nicholas K: The collection presented by the designer was edgy, masculine and futuristic. The colour palette was dark and sober with shades of black, white, brown, grey and olive green. The silhouettes were loose and flowy. The collection possessed a sense of modern street style. Layering sheer on sheer as shown in the various shades of brown paired with leather gloves and belts portrayed a sense of raw beauty. Leather played an important role in the collection. The overall look was accessorized with knee-high boots and pointed flats.
Photo Credits: Vogue UK