With every new collection comes a fresh slew of movies, eras, and art that has aided in the fashion designer's creative process and we found a few of them for you. So skip the hours spent reading show reviews and click-through for this Fashion Month Spring 2014 recap.
Milano always brings the sexy. But this season, Fashion Month's third stop also brought forays into Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy-worthy quiet reserve and gallery-caliber, fine-art motifs. Click through to check out the top 10 trends spotted at the Milan spring 2014 collections.
Four cities, one season: Fall 2013. Nemo kicked the collections off and every city to follow added its own dose of wintry chill. Somehow all that cold weather caused a discernible note of restraint to float through the collections. Don’t worry--the passion and excitement were still there, but designers actively pursued defining new ways we can really dress next fall. These looks felt grounded in the return of the “Lady," as fashion’s pendulum swung away from the risqué, toward the refreshingly refined (spike-studded shoulders be damned). Check out our top trends for fall in the slide show.
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. Check out our list of the top ten trends the from the city where luxury knows NO limits.
Let me guess, you aren't reading this post from Milan, are you? No? Me either. That's why all of us sitting at our desks right now can be grateful that Milan's designers have fully embraced the live stream. Can you say P-R-A-D-A? And hello Ferragamo and Gucci! So, take a bathroom break at school/work/set an alarm to wake up at 2:30 in the morning to watch from your bed, glue yourself to your smartphone/computer and relish your front row seat at Milan's hottest shows.