When it comes to all the important things in life, like pasta and fashion, nobody does it better than the Italians. That’s why when Milan Fashion Week comes around it demands us to take it seriously. We've taken notes, so you don’t have to, in an all things Milan debrief for this week's fashion highlights.
Here’s a run-down on this seasons MFW runway trends that you will not want to miss out on...
Forget what your mother told you about not mixing stripes with spots; anything goes this season with pattern on pattern on pattern. Of course, designers are the best at creating a fashionable chaos so this trend may need to be attempted at your own risk.
#ArthurArbesser #fw1617 A photo posted by arthurarbesser (@arthurarbesser) on
Love it or hate it, velvet is back in a big way. Rearing its head continuously as the fabric to use, both on the runway and on the likes of Alexa Chung front row in the audience.
An emphasis on waist is not uncommon in the fashion world, however, this year the waist was accentuated to the extreme. With the likes of Prada using corset-like attire and heavy belts over layers.
Smiling cuz Gucci today was UNREAL... Thanks for the pic @eseniyaa A photo posted by Mical Bockru (@micalbockru) on
Big Hair, Don’t Care
Bigger was better for Gucci when model Mical Bockru rocked the brushed out curls with ease. Bed hair paired with fluffy jackets look like the best choice ever for the winter mornings ahead.
The fur this season ventured far from its original animal colour origins to brighten up this classic piece in the wardrobe. As if fur really needed a way to be more extravagant.
Major Victoria! #fw16 #dsquared2 #mfw #majorvictoria A photo posted by Dan and Dean Caten (@dsquared2) on
DSquared2 was among the many who took embroidery from that handmade doily your grandma gave you to the must have look this season.
Black Lip Bandits
Long gone are the days for the pretty pink lipstick, this season was all about making a blackened Bordeaux statement. Bottega Veneta was among the many who opted for a dark lip to show the world just how badass these ladies really are in true dramatic style.
#DGFabulousFantasy Finale. A video posted by Dolce & Gabbana (@dolcegabbana) on
Ultra-Feminine & Proud
Dolce & Gabbana went for an ultra-feminine look for their finale with a squad of sparkly goddesses.
High gloss fabrics, glitz and sequins were as always a tactic from designers to keep the audiences interested this year. Unsurprisingly Jeremy Scott decided to take this idea, put it on steroids and flip it upside down. Inspired by the Bonfire of the Vanities in 1497, Moschino set the runway on fire with extravagant yet burnt garments.