MILAN FASHION WEEK A’W: DAY 6

Day 6 saw a range of aesthetics showcased on the runway. It saw designers incorporate opulent fabrics like exotic fur and leather decadently. Meanwhile, tangerine seemed to have taken over as the trendiest colour on the Autumn/Winter runway. Here is a brief rundown of some of the designers who showcased their collections at Milan Fashion Week AW’2015-2016:


Marni: The collection presented by the designer was an extravagant affair. Exotic fur and leather in varied colours made their way into an assortment of long coats. They were also incorporated in the little details like sleeves, pockets and collars of jackets. To top it all, accessories like shoes and wide belts were made out of exotic snake skin. The colour palette comprised of neutrals with dashes of red and pastel pink. The garments projected vertical rectangular silhouettes as models donned regular-fit longs coats, knee-length skirts and dresses. There were also a variety of prints from floral to abstract to choose from.

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Laura Biagiotti: The Italian high fashion designer showcased a range of versatile looks that ranged from flowy and angelic to baggy and androgynous. The colour palette chosen by the designer involved neutrals like black, white, shades of grey with warm tones like gold and tangerine. The collection began with models strutting in black and grey ensembles that had exaggerated shoulders and deviated from body curves. Mid-collection brought about a Bohemian wave as loose and flowy sheer-chiffons along with a fringed grey chunky knit made the rounds. Then came in a burst of colour as tangerine made its way in kimono-sleeved jackets paired with shorts and fitted pants. The designer also incorporated abstract prints in loose sheer-chiffon outfits. As the collection was approaching its end, Goddesses descended upon the runway in ethereal white ensembles with gold details. The looks were complemented with round shades and the hair neatly tied up.

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Salvatore Ferragamo:  The collection saw women strut down in absolute finesse donning ensembles by the Italian luxury label. The looks were sleek and sharp, ideal for power-dressing. The show began with tailored knee-length coats and dresses. Currently a favorite trend among designers, the cape made its way on the runway. Bold colour-block garments as seen in long coats, flowy and fitted dresses added a sense of vibrancy to the collection. Lacey two-piece outfits in black and red added a sense of grace and old-school charm. Wintry knits like ponchos along with exotic fur incorporated in ribbed dresses and dresses warmed up the collection. The colour palette incorporated reds, browns, greys, white and yellow.  The looks were complemented by hair neatly swept back.

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Au Jour Le Jour: The eccentric collection presented by the designer-duo incorporated bright colours and bold amalgamation of prints. Garments showcased had a Seventies vibe to it as women donned flared pants, luminescent blazers and fitted pants. Metallic shoes in shades like silver, copper, gold and electric-blue definitely caught our attention on the runway. The 1970s’ glamour was taken a notch higher as fur coats and skirts in cream, red-orange and black added an opulent touch to the collection. Animal prints like Zebra made a quirky statement on skin-tight leggings and regular-fit pants. The thunderbolt motif added a ‘David Bowie’ effect on mini-skirts and full length shirts. Funky accessories like the vinyl-record bag further heightened the fun element on the ramp. Overall the collection was a throwback to the 70s era.

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I’m Isola Marras: The collection presented by the designer was all about combining a variety of prints and fabrics to create a modern identity. The omnipresent print incorporated by the designer in the collection was the tartan check. The colour palette was in shades of red, black, white, sky-blue and canary-yellow. The collection seemed to have been inspired by nature with the runway covered with dried leaves of fall. Nature-inspired prints like dogs, deer, floral and trees made their way into chunky knits and jackets. Bold use of merged prints added character to the collection. The looks were accessorized with elbow-length gloves in red, olive and black.

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Photo Credit: Vogue UK

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