Ciao from Milano! We've tackled the fall 2016 shows in both New York and London, and now we're making the rounds in Milan, where some of the buzziest designers (Alessandro Michele) and most legendary industry figures (Miuccia Prada) will present their latest collections. Read on for the looks we loved from the runways on the final day, and click here for even more reviews from the season.
Canadian designers Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 faced some controversy for the off-color tribal theme of their fall 2015 collection (it was entitled "DSquaw"), but it included some truly impressive pieces of outerwear — specifically of the intarsia fur and embroidered variety — and the same can be said about their fall 2016 offering. This high-necked fur coat, complete with panels of blocks of multicolored beading and tassel adornments, was a sight to behold. And, as a bonus, it looks impossibly warm.
Fur coats (both real and faux) in crazy colors have proven to be one of this season's biggest trends in Milan, and this one might be the wildest we've seen. It's a street style moment just waiting to happen.
Giorgio Armani showed his fall 2016 collection on Monday morning — just hours after the Oscars took place halfway across the world in Los Angeles — and he had plenty to celebrate: Jacob Tremblay (!!!), Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts all walked the red carpet in ensembles from his labels. However, it's kind of a shame that a number of the dresses in the designer's black velvet-themed collection didn't walk before stylists had the chance to consider them for their Hollywood clients, especially this sexy, low-cut number with a long velvet skirt and tonal sequined straps. Maybe next year?
According to his show notes, Arthur Arbesser played with the idea of a uniform for fall 2o16, and aimed to create collegiate-leaning pieces with clean tailoring and an androgynous vibe. This look mixes basic elements — menswear shirting and a sharp olive coat — with texture in the form of open knit black pants and a pop of metallic gold layered underneath.
While Alessandro Michele's Gucci is currently Milan's golden child when it comes to all things vintage-inspired, adorned with found objects or emblazoned with animals like birds and cats, these motifs — along with frilly, girlie silhouettes — have long been in designer Vivetta Ponti's brand DNA. With a fan base including Alexa Chung, Harley Viera-Newton and stylist Leith Clark, we're betting we'll see this sweet dress in an editorial or on a red carpet before next fall rolls around.