Cent Magazine brings you the highlights of Milan Fashion Week A/W16:
Natural hues led Simonetta Ravizza’s luxurious collection. Elegant furs engulfed the relaxed styling underneath. White denim trousers feature under cashmere sweaters with pockets and slim fur cuffs. Overall a collection that conveys new femininity being elegant and relaxed has been created.
Taking inspiration from the new generation of California Girls, Tommas Aquilando and Roberto Rimondi created a romantic and feminine collection with extensive attention to detail, key to Italian style. In keeping with the Californian and slight Cow Girl vibe, tassels feature on skirt hems and handbags. Various materials are seen across the collection from silk, boiled wool and cashmere to leather, washed cotton and beautifully worked denim.
Showing the Max Mara adaptation of a 70’s power suit alongside various textures of maxi tailored coats, the collection is strong with bold colour pops throughout. Thick horizontal stripes feature on jacket lapels, blazer pockets and various knitwear, each look finished off with a rainbow of different patient heeled brogues.
From a chandelier dress to burnt out gowns, Moschino yet again brought colour and imagination together to create a collection that combines rebel behavior with high fashion. The biker jacket has been reconstructed into a maxi skirt with matching graffitied leather caps. Keeping the traditional Moschino feel, oversized bows wrap around models in gold, fuchsia and metallic blue.
With the signature mix of masculine and feminine the Emporio Armani collection shows 70’s inspiration. Graphics are only shown on black or white backgrounds and featuring throughout the collection in various detailing or by engulfing looks. With an elegant smartness the collection is well structured with clean lines.
A decorative collection that combines printed lace, red tartan and navy velvet together in one look. Layering is key to this collection where Etro shows printed dresses on top of striped turtlenecks and matching scarves. Each look is finished off with a simple patient shoe.
A collection of luxurious leathers and furs with a sports and sartorial theme. Bikers, trenches, blazers and dresses feature the interweave style, alongside a white suit with tartan details and deep red fur collar. The rich purple, red and blue stand out against the natural tones that dominate the collection.
This year Versace combined 90’s sportwear with clean cut tailoring. Using pale blue, salmon pink and lime yellow to add vibrance to the collection. We see adaptations of the Versace signature prints and new marble prints on asymmetric dresses and matching two pieces.
Variations of knitwear embrace the body as belted waists mid length dresses with pleated skirts flow down the catwalk. Silhouettes are long and lean from the soft long coats and cocktail dresses while layering bracelets incorporate a 90s theme.
Late Belle Epoque themes are seen in the dark romance of Antonio Marras’ collection. Netting across the face and embroidered jackets have fur detailing. Layered pleated maxi skirts create a fluidity from the structured shoulders of the overcoats.The designer used variant luxurious textiles and fabrics, from silk, leather to see through fabrics, creating a wide yet continuous collection.
A new uniform for women’s femininity is brought to the catwalk by Ermanno Scervino. Sartorial elegance is made with fur hoods and collars. The designer showed a very diverse collection, focusing on elegant seethrough lace and structured tailoring.