Fashion Month has officially ended for the Spring/Summer 2017 collections, but my recap of the runways is still strutting. We started our journey in New York City, then we conquered London, but before we culminate in iconic Paris, I am here to highlight Milan Fashion Week. Milan is essentially known as the fashion capitol of the world. This is why Milan’s Fashion Week is always a huge production of beauty, creativity and impeccable taste. Per usual, I have watched every runway show, so that you do not have to. Here are my picks of the best collections from the Spring/Summer 2017 Milan Fashion Week. Happy Shopping!
No surprise that the famous Alberta Ferretti strikes again with classic femininity and beautiful bold colors. The use of leather and belts here was my favorite part of this Spanish aesthetic show. They have transformed an accessory into a staple item. The leather crop top and the ultra chic suit were show stoppers. This was a breathe of fresh Italian air!
I am a long time fan of Blumarine, but the real reason they stood out this season was the innovation. Every look was so different than the one before. I was fascinated by what was to come out next. They have always been a youthful label and this collection did not disappoint. The fuchsia fur coat and the incredible loafers were my favorites.This unique show stood out among so many others.
This show was so unconventional for Diesel. They took their signature motorcycle-badass accents and added completely beautiful, feminine shapes and styles. I love this collection. The only thing better than the clothes were the shoes (the white motorcycle boots are INCREDIBLE). The muted tones, leather touches and girly ruffles are ideal for this season and I plan wearing all of these looks. This balance of masculine and feminine was done perfectly.
In ususal Dolce & Gabbana fashion, they went all out for this production. They have taken their classic Italian inspired colors and styles, and really expanded them in this collection. Dolce is known for very sexy and feminine shapes. They have a true understanding of women’s’ best attributes. These artistic and beautiful pieces are like works of art and it was such a fantastic show to watch. Old classics meet new trends thanks to Dolce & Gabbana.
When DSquared rolled onto the fashion scene in 1996, they were a big hit with young Hollywood. Recently, they have had a bit of a resurgence. DSquared2 has always done denim well, and I really like their new denim pieces! These Canadian brothers design whimsical and sexy, and they have a flair for the dramatics. This show was so fun to watch and I am sure it would be equally fun to wear. These sleeves and shield motifs are sure to be a royal hit for Millennials.
This may be my favorite show of this Milan Fashion Week. This SS 2017 collection for Elisabetta Franchi is so 70’s glam-Michelle Phieffer fabulous, I cannot deal! Every item is so on point with that retro look, yet they are all so modern. Even the boldest of colors in this collection, still seem so chic. I could not get enough of this collection and I hope it gets a lot of attention.
So much YES. Ermanno Scervino’s show was gorgeous! This was my other absolute favorite show at MFW this season. There were so many different ideas and colors on this runway, yet they were all a success. The feminine cuts, beautiful materials and dreamy hues are so easy to love. Well done.
Fausto Puglisi is the king of badass. He is like a combination of Versace, Balmain and Pucci all rolled into one deadly cocktail. Puglisi dresses the hottest starlets and designed Katy Perry’s entire World Tour wardrobe. This Italian designer says he pulls from his fascination of American culture and I think it is obvious that he loves a rock-star look. I love his innovative way to work with leather and his random punches of feminine patterns. Don’t even get me started on the SHOES. If you have not looked into Fausto Puglisi, google his work, its incredible.
This is a very feminine line for Karl Lagerfeld, as he continues to design for Fendi’s current season. The floral patterns and butterfly motifs are lovely, but pretty safe for this quirky design house and the king of black suits. The true stars of this collection are the shoes and those bags! Once again, as they did in their Fall line, Fendi has mastered the sock and heels trend, perfectly. And Fendi’s mini bags and detailed purse straps continue to be an ultimate must-have. This show was very gentle but the accessories were a knock-out punch.
Hello Francesco! This collection was hot, hot, hot. The ultra sexy slip dresses and masculine suiting pieces were very Italian. We see that the high hems paired with knee high socks and tall boots have been a staple in numerous collection this season, as they are in this show. I am new to Francesco Scognamiglio’s designs, but after this show I am an official fan. These looks are incredible!
Genny, the recently relaunched 1960’s brand has made a trip to the future with this collection. There is something very extraterrestrial about these designs, as if we will be wearing these in our homes in space. I found the shapes and materials so beautiful and I loved the incorporation of the harnesses and metallics. These looks floated perfectly down the runway and was so different than the other shows. Greetings from Planet Fashion!
Giamba is the “fun-minded” second line from the famous Giambattista Valli, and it is exactly that, fun! I love this collection because every item gave me major young-LA vibes. I would wear it all! This collection was youthful, fresh and on point. I expect to see a lot of Giamba this season.
This iconic Italian designer, who now resides in China, has clearly incorporated both her Italian and Chinese roots into this colorful collection. There are so many fun patters and different shapes in this diverse show. This collection was so good it was difficult to just highlight five looks. For someone who has been in the fashion world for so long, this collection by Laura Biagiotti is anything but tired.
I have said it before and I will say it again, no one puts on a show like Jeremy Scott for Moschino. Jeremy tries to highlight the humor in the fashion industry and pokes fun at how serious they take themselves.This makes his designs not only fashionable but clever and provocative. His paper doll line is humorous and beautifully done. I find myself studying each detailed look closer and closer. They are so well done and current, exactly what is expected from Moschino.
Per usual, Versace presents us with a colorful, sexy and bold collection which they have consistently done for almost 40 years. I am always a fan of Versace, I believe that they set sexy trends better than almost anyone out there. I am also loving their recent work with bright leather this season and their handbags. This was another fun show for Versace, with some stand out hits that I expect to see on the red carpet.
I was curious as to why I had not heard of Vivetta before this Milan Fashion Week. As it turns out, this is a new Italian designer named Vivetta Ponti, who seems to be headed toward a successful career. Taking her “assertive feminine” design ideas from antiques, dolls and tapestries, this designer has a great eye. The incredible detailing and beautiful stitching is hard to take your eyes off of. This line is so magical and romantic! I am excited to see what will come from Vivetta.
Those were my favorite collections for this Spring/Summer 2017 Milan Fashion Week. I hope you appreciated the details, colors and creativity of these shows as much as I did. Arrivederci Italy! Stay tuned for our final 2016 Fashion Week review of the almighty Paris Fashion Week, coming soon!