Fall 2015 is not a season for subtle accessories.
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.
MILAN--It's difficult to find up-and-coming talent in Milan. Believe us, we're not knocking the city's fashion industry--it's storied and established--but incubating young and burgeoning designers is not part of their current M.O. But that may be changing. Swarovski, the company that combs the earth searching for talented artists who are passionate about using the Austrian brand's materials, has found a gem in Francesco Scognamiglio. The Italian designer is definitely not a newcomer--he worked with Versace for most of the '90s, launched his couture label in 2000, and has been putting out ready-to-wear since 2001. But it wasn't until Lady Gaga wore a cape specially made by Scognamiglio that his name was heard loudly in international fashion.