MILAN FASHION WEEK A’W: DAY 5

Day 5 of the Italian extravaganza saw some of the biggest names showcase their collections on the runway. From the Goddesses of the Cavalli Empire descending upon the runway to Emilio Pucci’s ascension into the galaxy, here are some of the latest runway reviews of Milan Fashion Week AW’2015-2016:


Vivetta: The collection imbibed classical elements with a touch of modern sophistication. The designer incorporated florals as shown in sheer dresses, pleated skirts including a bold print-on-print ensemble (like the white floral print top worn under a black floral dress). Classic stripes made a comeback in her collection with an opulent touch of fur. The sheer camel dress with strips of fur was a modern interpretation of the classic print. Abstract prints in quirky colour combinations added a fun element to the collection. The recurring print had a certain fluidic appeal on the outfits as witnessed in two-piece outfits, the crop jacket and floor-length dresses. The recurring print of a woman’s side profile in shades of white, blue, orange and yellow added character to the ensembles. The looks showcased by Vivetta were also complemented with the hair naturally let down.

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Roberto Cavalli: The Italian luxury label saw an army of sexy and confident women strut the runway with signature elements of the acclaimed designer. There was an abundance of animal prints like zebra, leopard and tiger as shown in form fitting dresses, patchwork-print tops and ankle-length coats. Goddesses of the Cavalli Empire walked down in sheer-chiffon floral gowns, short dresses and jackets. The gowns that really appealed on the runway were floor-length and pleated with a gradation of sunset and blues. There was a sense of romance in the air as ruffled blouses and cuffs made their appearance on the runway. Traditional plaid checks were incorporated in high-waist pants and wrap-around dresses belted at the waist. There was also a brief military moment on the runway as models donned corduroy olive-green mini-skirt and parkas.

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Jil Sander: The designer known for his minimalistic aesthetic showcased a predominantly neutral toned collection with a dash of colour here and there. The acclaimed designer kept the looks sharp in fitted coats and blazers paired with regular-fit pants and knee-length skirts in solid shades. Stripes made their debut on the catwalk with knee-length coats in black and white. Limited pieces with abstract prints were shown in coats paired with high-waist regular-fit trousers. Overall the looks were simplistic with key emphasis laid on power-dressing.

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Gabriele Colangelo: The collection focused on blending a variety of fabrics to represent a unique and modern identity. There was an element of sophistication through simplicity with emphasis laid on the cut of the garment and the silhouette projected. The colour palette involved neutrals like white, camel, grey, black with a few bright and bold shades like fuchsia and violet. Exaggerated shoulders were portrayed in single-breasted coats and dresses with varying hemlines. The designer also incorporated simplicity with luxurious shearling in knee-length coats and cropped jackets. Subtle stripes in grey dresses and pencil skirts appeared mid-collection. The minimalist looks were complemented by ankle-length boots and ponytails to finish.

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Emilio Pucci: The collection under the Creative Direction of Peter Dundas was a glamorous one inspired by Zodiac Signs. A colorful mix of colours like black, white, red, wine, green and cobalt blue were incorporated into an energetic mix of prints. The show opened with monochrome outfits from the late 1950s’ with equally eccentric thigh-high boots to match. A range of fabrics from velvet, sheer and fox fur were used in the collection. Intarsia knits, beaded gowns, zodiac embellishments in gold took command on the runway. There were also certain Bohemian elements as the fringed cape and miniskirt made their appearance in the collection. From funky floor-length gowns to sheer short dresses with metallic bands, the collection oozed glamour.

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Grinko: The collection presented by the designer was dark, edgy with streaks of androgyny. The show began with an influence from nature as freaky zebra prints and birds made their way onto monochrome ensembles. Then came along a quirky parade of prints as shown in the asymmetric dress and the ‘Grinko Pride’ skirt. Later in the collection, bold print-on-print outfits also made their way into the collection. Silver was an important element which accentuated the edgy appeal showcased by the designer. One of the outfits that truly stood out in the collection was the metallic floor-length gown which was belted at the waist. Windowpane Checks were widely used in classic tailored coats, pea coats and fitted trousers. The collection was perfect match for edgy street-style in today’s world.

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Photo Credits: Vogue UK

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