As the fashion shows continue, Milan is the next stop! I am completely impressed with what was offered on the first day of shows at #MFW. I had such a hard time choosing my favorites because they were all so golden! They all speak to my favorite things in clothing!
Marani is a master at mixing! Clashing patterns done well, and mixing textiles done even better! Who would think that leopard print with fur trim could go with a floral pattern? It’s interesting! I love the abstract but demure prints mixed with bold pops of color blocking. I also like that he pairs structured pieces with some disheveled-ness. Makes you think how you can work your own clothing in an interesting way! Mix it up!
Gucci’s collection was dark and mysterious. There were structured and polished separates that were made in interesting textiles; and some flowing dresses made in patterns with dark pops of color. Menswear essentials mixed with several historical influences; colonial and deep 70s colors. There is tons of playing with sheers, showing off the body while still being tasteful. View the entire collection, the details are so beautiful and each piece is quite special. (Plus, I love seeing models without eyebrows!) Gorgeous display!
Ti puts her own spin on the ideals from above. She knows how to mix textiles and patterns, but she does it in her own way. There are beautiful luxury knits paired with strong fur and leather, but with a delicate palate that really works. She also adds some lightweights for good variety. She keeps a playful with some sheers and some patchwork. Wait, did she just use garland? Perhaps, but it works! As the collection continues, it grows dark and classic, but still maintains a delicateness and interesting sensibility that makes these pieces uniquely hers! Understated glamour!
Francesco Scognamiglio – Structured, tailored, simple with an edge, menswear for womenswear
No. 21 – Pretty clothes made in a pretty palate; I’m so into dark greens and reds right now!
Sergio Zambon – Great straight design with interesting patterns, cut outs, and colors! I’m feeling the 60s.
I’ve got some catching up to do, so expect another post a little later today!
[All images courtesy of FASHIONISING]