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Trend Alert – The Tech Parka

Outerwear is a key category at Milan Fashion Week, and the most high-tech parkas stand out as statement pieces among the various interpretations of this classic piece for the season. There is a strong focus on protective aspects, expressed in large enveloping volumes as well as materials and finishes with a futuristic high-performance look.
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Urban explorers at Antonio Marras

Milan: Antonio Marras’ inspiration came from two different personalities, the Sardinian artist Costantino Nivola and Taxi Driver’s film main character Travis Bickle. The collection felt cohesive and modern – from the clever use of fabrics and textures to the show’s set. Sturdy parkas paired with micro patterned suits gracefully. The line up blended military elements, urban tailoring and a seventies attitude ...
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Minimalistic genderless wardrobe at Prada

Milan: Miuccia Prada continued the exploration of gender on her new collection. She analysed menswear staples blending with womenswear ones. The experiment proved successful – lightweight coats and boxy short-sleeved shirts were cut in black nylon, while uniform-inspired outerwear, shirts and tailored separates looked elegant and modern in an extremely dark colour palette of black, blue and grey. Precise tailoring brought ...
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Woodlands-inspired elegance at Salvatore Ferragamo

Milan: Massimiliano Giornetti’s inspiration for this collection came from an exhibition at London’s Tate Britain about folk art. The result was an exquisite collection with a strong nature connection - outerwear and blazers featured flying bird motifs and dandelions, while other animals like owls, buffalos or zebras decorated knits and tailored garments. Models sported long and chunky scarves wrapped around ...
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Everyday luxury at Bottega Veneta

Milan: Tomas Maier continued his exploration of modern menswear at the crossroads of tailoring and sportswear that he started last season, but this time the two influences felt less amalgamated and their combination had a bold, casual confidence in the way that contrasting items appeared carelessly thrown together into looks. Sharply tailored herringbone tweed blazers were styled with jersey sweat pants, ...
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Luxury sportswear at No. 21

Milan: Alessandro Dell’Acqua adapted straightforward sportswear with casual tailoring for his latest offering. His interpretation of sportswear shapes was a luxury version of North European style. The designer brought flair of casual elegance throughout the collection – rich knits were combined with opulent brocades and technical fabrics beautifully. Elegant trousers came sharply tailored and tapered. Knitwear stood out – crewnecks, ...
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Urban uniforms at Neil Barrett

Milan: Military, punk and urban references defined Neil Barrett’s collection this season. His precise signature tailoring was combined with layered bomber jackets and military parkas. Knitted fabrics updated Crombie coats and trucker jackets. Large utilitarian pockets were placed at the bottom of parkas and classic tailored coats, adding newness to the British designer’s lineup. Trousers were pleated and cut low. ...
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Epic proportions at Jil Sander

Milan: Rodolfo Paglialunga presented his first menswear collection for the label, keeping the Jil’s minimalistic codes intact. He combined a romantic seventies-inspired affair with baggier and boxier silhouettes. Trousers stood out – they were cut beautifully with outsized pleats to give special attention to the waist. The materials used throughout the lineup were heavy in appearance – thick felted wools, ...
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Aviator Academy at Andrea Pompilio

Milan: Held at the Accademia di Brera, the Art Academy of Milan, Andrea Pompilio’s masculine collection fused tailoring into an aviation theme without loosing a sense of sportiness. Engineering details such as prominent offset zippers, bonded volume and subtle quilted designs appeared on items like aviator jackets, relaxed overcoats and denim-inspired trousers. An active influence was evident throughout from side stripes ...
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City eco-warriors at Ermenegildo Zegna

Milan: A stunning rain forest was the evocative set at Ermenegildo Zegna this morning. Pilati was all over this collection. City and nature came to mind when we saw the designer’s lineup of eco-warriors – Classic checked overcoats and bomber jackets were finished with shimmering silver coatings and brushed velvet suits were paired with colour coordinated roll-neck sweaters. The subtly ...
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Cool, classic, sexy with a rugged edge at Max Mara

Milan: Max Mara presented a cohesive Pre-Fall collection that not only took in it's artistic surroundings, but also pre-empted it's collaboration with the opening of the Whitney Museum of Art in May. The surroundings of the museum is prolific in artistic memoir: the 'vivacious' culture of the period, including 'Roxy' music and the art of the 80's. Consequently, the foundation of ...
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A clean, sharp and bold outing at Versace

Milan: Donatella Vesace presented a clean, sharp and bold outing for Pre-fall – “I love this look that is both simple and complex, with neat silhouettes that are full of luxurious Versace details” stated the designer on the press release. It was a new direction for the house where masculinity and sporty references mingled together. The results were convincing, polished and ...
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A rustic take on sartorial sophistication at Sportmax

Milan: The Austrian painter Egon Schiele was the main inspiration behind the Sportmax Pre-fall 15 collection. The brand has gained momentum over the past few seasons turning fashion-forward inspirations into wearable, covetable clothes. The silhouettes were long and lean -  A-line coats were nipped at the waist by a single leather cord, while wraps, layers and circular cut panels on tops, ...
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Structured sophistication at Giorgio Armani Pre Fall 2015

Milan Structured architectural silhouettes with thoughtfully placed seams, darts, and pleats allowed for true integrity within the Giorgio Armani Pre Fall 2015 collection. An elegant colour palette of black, grey, and ivory were highlighted by dusty and soft blues, teals, and purples to create a softer aesthetic to the otherwise angular silhouettes. Geometric cut pony hair transformed a teal collarless ...
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Chic meets urban at Emporio Armani Pre Fall 2015

Milan Sleek and understated comes to mind with the Pre Fall 2015 Emporio Armani collection. Known for elevated fabrics, fine tailoring, and an emphasis on fit, this collection truly embodies the sophisticated and timeless woman. The pops of cherry red and cerulean blue liven the otherwise neutral colours, while a bold ikat print brings a youthful feel. Favorite looks from the ...
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