Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Milan Fashion Week A/W15 - Top 10

Ladurée pastel colours and 60's silhouettes were the order of the day at Prada. "Sweet...but violent", Miuccia explained of the collection backstage. One of my favourite Prada collections from the past few seasons, I much preferred this collection to the SS15 show. A dress made from green ostrich was one of my favourite pieces. We also saw; woven tweeds, Perspex embellishment and a molecular print. Overall this collection packed a serious punch and I can't wait to see how it translates onto the red carpet and in editorials.
Emilio Pucci
It was announced shortly before the show started that this would be Peter Dundas' final collection for Pucci, so all eyes were on the runway. 60's style black and white prints and a whole lot of astrology motifs. Large scale hand-rendered zodiac signs featured prominently: a lion, a scorpion and a ram. These illustrations were beautifully detailed and splashes of orange and hot pink gave this collection real flair.
'Instagram Lolitas' was the title of the collection. Feeling more Spring than Fall, this collection featured some pretty floral prints that were very commercial. It was a fun collection that felt young at heart. Adding a black leather harness over a dress seemed quite McQueen, but I liked the hint of attitude it added to the collection.
Just Cavalli
Again we saw 70's silhouettes on the runway, long billowing dresses and A-line mini skirts. The colour palette was appropriate for the season, a beautiful Bordeaux and a statement mustard. Bauhaus inspired woodblock style prints, fur and ostrich feather trims completed the collection.
Dolce and Gabbana
#dgmamma set Twitter alight when this show took place. Dolce and Gabbana A/W15 was a celebration of mothers. Models walked the runway with their children. Of course the collection had all the signature elements that we love about the brand - red, black, roses, gold crowns, exquisite embellished purses. Roses were both embellished and printed. The final looks featured prints of children's drawings.
Alberta Ferretti
Always stunning, A/W15 was no different. The Italian Renaissance was the starting point for the collection. Materials included: velvet, jacquard and Trapunto quilting. It was a very rich, luxurious and romantic collection, with striking sophistication. Just wonderful!
This collection had an almost flawless feel to it. We saw lots of leather and wool in soft blush tones, but I also liked the injection of Bordeaux and teal. Simplistic geo prints added dimension to the collection Natural hair and makeup with a bright red lip completed the look. I would wear everything from this show.
The collection was very 'organic'. Raw edges on dresses and knitwear, textured florals on an oversized wool dress. Eastern influences came from the asymmetrical silhouettes and knotted belts. I loved the cut out floral print.
Giorgio Armani
It was classic Giorgio Armani. Elegant, fluid tailoring, cropped jackets and soft pearl colours. A beautiful brushstroke print was particularly sophisticated, which also translated well into embroidery.  My favourite look from the collection was a stunning pink dress with exquisite detailing and pleats on the bodice.
Would you expect anything less from Versace? The entire collection was largely made up of bold primary colours, which gave the garments such a strong identity and plenty of attitude. Symbolism was key: Hashtags, Emojis and @Signs. It was a collection for the consumer with their pulse on social media. Daring cutouts, crystal embellishment and statement fur completed another signature Versace collection.
Phillippa x

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