Rich materials and ’70s at Prada -

Milan: Miuccia Prada presented her '70s-inspired collection at Via Fogazzaro in a venue that was decked out in rust, deep pile carpet while the epicentre was filled with dunes of lavender coloured sand. The first silhouette – a double-breasted black coat wore contrast lines of topstitching traveling around oversized collars and highlighting construction seams, set the tone. A veritable ...
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Costume National breathes new life into the ’70s -

Milan: Costume National offered a '70s-inspired collection of suede and denim separates. The theme was exemplified even further with loop zip details, lace-up tops, riveted ruffles and patch pockets, all set against a dark colour palette of rich brown and berry tones. Current trending details included contrast top stitching along seams, asymmetry, whilst gilets, crop tops and culottes plunge ...
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Festival ready looks at Blugirl -

Milan: Blugirl took the girl to the festival this season, with lumberjack shirting, oversized beanies, layered sheer dresses, biker jackets and chunky ankle boots all shown on a grass catwalk – as if to really make the point. Again, a dark colour palette was key, but floral prints and appliqué kept the mood light. Embellishment referenced several era – ...
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Light, bright and fun at DSquared2 -

Milan: Unlike many collections this season, Dean and Dan of DSquared2 were on hand to remind us that summer is for dressing light, and so a collection of light, bright and fun filled separates were sent down the catwalk. Plisse ruffled skirts and cocktail dresses stole the show – this was a collection that comprised the real cultural mash-up ...
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‘Glamiators’ by DSquared2 -

Dsquared2 generates buzz with show-stopping 'Glamiators' on Milan catwalks. Gold metallic hardware decorates thigh-high gladiator sandals creating the ultimate glam look.
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Trend Alert – Light as a feather -

Soft to the touch and light as air, feathers create an ethereal vibe with delicate placements on hems or as allover decorative embellishment.
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Fendi combines fashion and architecture with a ’70s spin -

Milan: Karl Lagerfeld drew his inspiration from the famous Palazzo della Civilta de Chiricos and the metaphysical paintings from the years just before the turn of the century. This collection showcased the exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail that exists within the house of Fendi. With an articulate reference to the seventies, silhouettes were treated to sculptural and spliced ...
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Alberta Ferretti creates a free spirited mood for Spring 2015 -

Milan: Alberta Ferretti took us back to the bohemian ’60s for Spring 2015. Filmy, translucent chiffon and organza created a light and ethereal aesthetic. Intricate lasercutting, fringing, embroidery, and appliqué showcased exquisite handcraftsmanship. Whisper light colours were as graceful as the materials allowing delicate pleats and lace inset details to shine through. –Deirdre Pérez Silhouette: Empire / Fit-and-flare / Floor-sweeping / Body ...
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MaxMara relives the ’70s -

Milan: The '70s and the archive campaign imagery of Angelica Huston photographed at Milan's Grand Hotel in 1971, appeared to be the inspiration for the Spring Summer collection at Max Mara. Micro florals and mini geos were scattered over blouses, midi skirts, not to mention, knee high boots, sandals, and cloche hats for a disarming head-to-toe look. Larger florals ...
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No. 21 with a ‘Ribbon on Top’ – Spring/Summer 2015

No. 21 brings elegant flare to Milan catwalks with peep-toe heels finished with luxe satin ties that cross over the vamp, creating a voluminous drama. We can think of 21 reasons to love these statement makers.
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Trend Alert – Optic Black & White -

Optic black and white made a visually stimulating impact for S/S 15. In prints, colour-blocking and material mixes, these classic colours are set to be the must-have combination for season.
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A youthful seventies luxe vibe at Gucci -

Milan: Gucci creative director, Frida Giannini, presented a most desirable collection. She continued in the vein of the late 60s and 70s theme that was presented this last season, although here was a more relaxed look with covetable pieces that would grace any wardrobe – pieces that will be kept season after season without ever dating. The Gucci woman, ...
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Stella Jean makes us long for a taste of the Caribbean -

Milan: True to her signature, Italian-haitian designer Stella Jean honed in on her Haitian roots. Colourful, painterly prints featured women in traditional dress, landscape scenery and tropical motifs, which were complemented by lighter polka dots and stripes. A feminine collection overall, the lineup included a plethora of skirt varieties and shirtdresses. Sport jerseys and t-tops added an active element with ...
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‘Spring Chicken’ by Simone Rocha -

Simone Rocha faithfully delivers another uniquely compelling collection of forward footwear. Sweetheart cut slippers step into a bed of soft chick feathers creating a weightless effect, referencing boudoir styling.
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Trend Alert – Petrol Greens -

S/S 15 colour sees the blue palette extend to deep ocean greens in elegant petrol and emerald hues.
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