Day 2 of Milan Fashion Week saw some fabulous shows. As always, Stylista Insider brings to you some key shows and trends we spotted on the runway:
Roberto Cavalli’s show saw a plethora of prints and colour, besides the usual animal print and fur that the brand is known for. The inspiration this time was closer to home, with all things Florentine referenced for the show. Dramatic fringes broke expanses of painterly prints, embroideries and prints in gold-accented black shifts and jackets.
Heavy felt coats and jackets had a sporty vibe at Costume National. The silhouettes were softer than usual, with more rounded shoulders and an absence of the angular lines designer Ennio Capasa so loves, with the tones ranging from slate greys, blacks, pale nudes and bright cobalt. The overall look was of a relaxed, detached woman with no need for ostentation or guise, or like the designer stated, “a cool woman”.
Karl Lagerfeld is, as always, a maestro in everything he does. Inspired by the old European tradition of a man giving his lady love a floral corsage before she leaves for a journey, he used the journey as well as the romantic notion behind it as inspiration for a beautiful collection. Tobacco and sepia furs were worn over sharp pencil skirts and stiff bodices. The collection progressed into abstract puzzle patterns and then into pieces inspired by constellations strewn across a languid night sky. Crystals dotted plush furs and prints were slashed across full-length silk dresses. A variety of textures and a palette ranging from black to auburn, moss and mahogany cut sharply by grey and rust, made for Fendi’s fall collection. And of course, how could we not mention the highly instagrammed mini – Karl in fur that Cara strut down the runway with?
Miuccia Prada was inspired by the harsh reality of post Nazi Germany, so the mood of the show was sombre. The silhouette was staid, with plenty of knee-grazing dresses and oversized coats with achromatic details. A couple of red fur dresses and bright purple touches stood out, leaving viewers intrigued by the story emoted through the clothes, just like the designer is known to do at the end of every show.
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