Highlights from Milan Fashion Week SS17

Milan Fashion Week wrapped on Monday and as always the frenetic city provided loads of memorable and exciting moments. Sportswear, bralettes and flatforms were some of the most seen trends on the runways. Alberta Ferretti presented a sensuous collection with a gipsy feel. The range comprised long tiered skirts in taffeta paired with small bustiers, chiffon dresses and tunics worn with slouchy trousers and cinched by leather belts and long gipsy skirts. Details like bra straps peeking out from unbutton shirts felt surprisingly seductive and fresh. The floral embroidery which featured on several dresses and kimonos was really beautiful. The looks were accessorized with high heel sandals and embroidered mules, leather belts with silver buckles and shoulder bags. The opening look sported by Bella Hadid, a purple tiered skirt paired with a leather bandeau is definitely a winner for the red carpet. No. 21 showcased a strong and feminine collection with a sporty touch. Alessandro Dell’Acqua played with layering which resulted in refreshing and fascinating silhouettes. Contrasting pieces like sporty tops adorned with fringes and pompons worn with folk skirts. A lace bomber jacket was teamed up with an asymmetrical mini skirt. Several looks comprised all white ensembles like: a dress ornamented with pompons, a shirt paired with a lace skirt and a dress with long sleeves and ruffles. The looks were accessorized with strappy pumps, flatforms and small bags, some were tied around the models’s waists. Clever glamour that mixes femininity with sporty and folk elements. Emilio Pucci presented a dynamic and colorful collection with some of the house’s hallmarks. Yellow, orange, light blue, green and pink were the dominant colors. The first section of the show comprised fluid dresses and jumpsuits. Then came geometric and modernist prints featured on dresses, skirts and matching combos. Details like draping and knots added interest to the ensembles. Two sequin-embellished looks closed the show. The looks were finished with leather sandals and jerseys boots, rectangular shaped bags with fringes and raffia hats. Frisky and flashy clothes that will liven up a girl wardrobe.  Salvatore Ferragamo presented a modern and feminine collection which took inspiration in Japan. The color palette was dominated by cobalt blue, green, yellow and brown. Floral dresses, boxy jackets suits, cropped   sweatshirts, a perforated leather pantsuit and dress were the standout pieces. The looks were accessorized with platform sandals and sneakers. Contemporary and wearable clothes for the working women of the city. Versace presented an empowering, sporty and sexy collection with a burst of color. Track pants and anoraks alternate with dresses and skirts, whether pleated or featuring thigh-high slits and black suits. There were also sparkly beaded mini dresses. Some of the best looks were the striped track jacket and flowing skirt sported by Naomi Campbell, the printed top and high-slit skirt featured on Adriana Lima and the last look on Gigi Hadid, a blue beaded mini dress teamed up with an oversize sequin and bead-embellished anorak. Accessories comprised Teva-like platform sandals and knee-high leather boots. Modern and practical clothes with a sexy touch. Dolce & Gabbana showed a joyful collection that celebrates the symbols of the Italian dolce vita. Many Italian iconography was seen on the clothes: a sheaf of spaghetti printed on a skirt; dresses and pyjama-style suits featuring ice-cream and cocktail prints. It was a refreshing and fun mix of old and new. The paillette coat paired with jeans, the cropped jacket combined with embellished shorts and the embellished matador jacket teamed up with a polka-dot sheer skirt felt particularly fresh and uplifting.  The range also featured the duo’s signatures: florals, several religious motifs and the black lace dress.  The finale saw all the models in D&G logo t-shirts and miniskirts. The front row had singers, actresses, models and socialites from varied countries. Florals and corsets were popular amongst the style crowd.

 Front Row

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