The “Moda” in Milan was certainly “Alta;" no denim or designer leggings to be found anywhere. Instead, we found gorgeous felt coats and tailored dresses--a new reserved chic, often refreshingly subverted with slightly rumpled styling. We’re excited about this “Downton Dowager” idea, as well as all the other news from the Italian shows.
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Theme: Impeccably Disheveled
Deliberately roughed-up and thoughtfully unkempt, these looks are about wearing the most luxe of garments with the careless eccentricity most often applied to vintage.
Theme: La Vita di Lolita
Short and sweet, Milan offered a youthful take on the “Lady” trend we’ve seen developing across the cities during the fall 2013 collections. We’re loving the look, but dreading the notion of bare legs in November.
Color: Blue Blood
Inky navy tones replaced last year’s ubiquitous burgundies, invoking a moody-broody vibe.
Color: Midas Touch
Almost all that glittered was gold on the Milan fall 2013 runways, realized through soft metallic leathers, blended-fiber fabrics, and breathtakingly intricate embroideries.
Material: A Shorn Thing
Flat-texture furs--achieved by shearing pelts to shorter lengths--offered pieces that were just as tailored as they were soft to the touch.
Print + Pattern: Broad Bandwidth
Broad-width rugby, variegated, and awning stripes pack vintage and tomboy punches.
Detail: Dare to Sheer
We loved the notion of sheer on top; mesh sleeves and necklines seem so alluring. We are still wrapping our heads around the notion of wearing sheer on bottom...OUR bottoms...'nuff said...
Styling: In the Loop
The easiest way to add character to fall 2013’s neutral suits, coats, and dresses? Belt it out...
Key Item: Curves Ahead
Maybe it’s our obsession with all things MObama that has us thinking the sheath dress’ sensual structure seems so right, right now. One thing's for sure: There’s no doubt that Milanese designers were on that same page for fall 2013.
Key Item: Dressmaker's Coat
Ladylike shapes and feminine finishes make these coats perfect for braving the most brutal of storms in style. We know we won’t be able to get enough of their flattering narrow waists next fall.