Shine, glitter, ostentatiousness and sex -- Italian designers are not ones to play against type.
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.
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.
"Is it just me, or is Cara Delevingne everywhere this season?" asked the Twitterverse. So just what is it about Cara? We counted 55 trips down the catwalk at all four international fashion weeks, including some seriously major shows like Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Chanel. But what really sets Cara apart from her model compatriots is her personality.
Hair and makeup artists got very creative on the spring 2013 runways this month.
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.
Fashion is always doomed to repeat itself... though "doomed" may be too strong a word. Every season brings endless inspiration and comparisons from decades past. Though it may still feel like yesterday, enough time has passed in fashion years for the 1990s to be considered ripe for the picking. It should come as no surprise, then, that this decade has been back with a vengeance as inspiration for the past few seasons. Over the past year we've seen androgyny, minimalism, and grunge and it's made us a bit nostalgic. To commemorate this resurgence, we've compiled some our favorite '90s campaigns. Take a look.
MILAN--Anna Molinari moved away from her colorful Capri prints for Blumarine's Fall 2011 runway collection. Instead, she focused on glossy basics. In the first group of looks, there was lots of double faced wool and knits in navy, grey, and black. (Each group entered the stage together and then began walking one after another.) The second introduced a pop of primary and secondary colors, done in rich, saturated hues. Finally, the Italian designer went back to her roots, with a bit of sexy black lace. Out of everything, we liked the knit trousers best, mostly because they looked flattering and insanely comfortable. Oh, and it was nice to see Coco, Stam, Chanel, et al. together on the runway.