Runway shows aren’t always as fun as they may seem, in a calendar full of hum drum “who the heck would wear this?” shows – Milan Fashion Week is truly a breath of fresh air. From vibrant colors to unexpected patterns – the collections showcased in Milan truly get us excited for Spring 2016. Some of our favorites include Moschino, Emilio Pucci, Marco De Vincenzo, Roberto Cavalli, and Giorgio Armani who made us want to be classic ladies from yesteryears gone by.
Moschino’s 2016 Spring RTW collection utilized fun colors and punchy graphics all set on animated version of a work zone. In true Jeremy Scott fashion, classic pieces like lace suits were amped up with bold colors and entire dresses made completely with feathers reminiscent of Carnivale.
We adored Emilio Pucci’s subdued watercolor palette and breezy silhouettes contrasted against bold colors, crisp whites and structured pieces. The ever evolving brand also featured one of our favorite models, Liya Kebede, in an amazing pair slouch silver glitter slacks and a sequin sky blue sweater.
Marco De Vincenzo Spring 16′ collection was sprinkled with elements of fetish done in the most delicate, feminine way. The collection featured pleated Lurex, dreamy, metallic leather and other surprising textures. His big statement this season was crepe georgette laser-cut into fringe and hand-sewn onto weightless coats, flared pants, T-shirts and tunics with maximum drama, resembling something between fur and feathers — yet otherworldly Miles Socha of WWD.com
When it comes to the classic spring color palette of pastels, Roberto Cavalli completely utilized the classics and paired them with a few deeper hues to ground the color way. The silhouettes were easy and somewhat sporty contrasted with a few whimsical mullet high-low dresses. This season marks Peter Dundas’ debut as creative director of Roberto Cavalli, succeeding the founding designer under new ownership after Italian private equity firm Clessidra SGR bought a 90 percent stake earlier this year.
Lastly, we would be remised if Giorgio Armani’s classic lady collection wasn’t mentioned. The Spring 2016 show reminded us of vintage photos of family members from the 50’s and 60’s. Classic beauty and simple femininity. Slightly nautical in theme, Armani’s collection is entitled Fil Rouge – and is a tribute to the classic woman who has a modern take on style. All completely evident in his design.
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