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MILAN: Above the Below

Italy's most important fashion designers take their craft from the catwalk to the streets by way of innovative art installation "Above the Below - Manhole Cover Art and the Wired City."
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Emilio Pucci

Super Sicilian Bling at Fausto Puglisi

Milan: Fausto Puglisi continued to exercise his rebellious and ornamented aesthetic this season: consistently pushing the boundaries of taste - in a good way- his customers have come to expect a brazen, over the top mix of punk references, electric colour blocking and pretty serious amounts of bling. He did not disappoint – heavy gold chains smothered straps and adorned waistbands, ...
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Fausto Pug

Wrap-up, it’s cold out there! at Max Mara

Milan: ‘Tis the season for keeping toasty and warm and what other brand other than Max Mara could send out a collection of craveworthy, cozy wrap yourself-up in coats. It would appear that menswear materials and sartorial cuts were high on the list for the Max Mara design team. Known for  luxurious materials, traditional  fabrics such as tweed, heringbone, Prince of ...
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A Day-to-Day Fairytale at Luisa Beccaria

Milan: “The Pursuit of Love: a Tale of Contradictions for Modern Cinderella’s” was the entitlement for Luisa Beccaria’s show – a reference to the British eccentric - Nancy Mitford – and her most famous novel. For this modern day fairy-tale, Beccaria played with these contradictions, blending gauzy dresses with tailored coats and roomy trousers in more masculine fabrics such as ...
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Lusia Beccar

Fairytale Femininity at Alberta Ferretti

Milan: Once upon a time Alberta Ferretti presented a romantic fairytale as models walked on a snow-covered woodlands-like area. The backdrop made it perfect for a folkloric-meets-regal-meets-romance collection – gorgeous white lace dresses and rich velvet gowns covered in gilded metals stood out while long crochet cardigans and fur-trimmed coats brought some mystery and sophistication to the woodlands. Ferretti talked ...
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Himalayan culture meets European traditions at Stella Jean

Milan: Another colourful and eye-catching collection from the Roman-Haitian designer. Himalayan-inspired motifs and embroideries updated past seasons African-influenced prints. Masculine tailored garments such as glen-check wool coats and jackets were emphasized by Maharajah-like embroidery and multi-coloured tassels. A long and fluid silhouette was achieved through oversized floor-sweeping coats and floating ultra-long silk dresses while volumes were increased via inflated midi-skirts ...
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Turn of the Century Romanticism at Gucci

Milan: Perhaps one of the Autumn/Winter season’s most anticipated shows was presented today; at the helm, the brand’s new Creative Director, Alessandro Michele. There was none of the provocative allure that might have been expected, instead, a meticulously designed lineup with a distinct turn of the century feel. Victorian styled long chemise dresses, mid-calf pleated skirts and botanical florals printed ...
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Trend Alert – Opulent Outdoors

Nature and the outdoors are one of the big inspirations in Milan this season, connecting with similar themes seen at Pitti Uomo. Fabrics display an artisanal opulence, with intricate, multicoloured knit and weave constructions blended, patched and layered into heavily textured, sophisticated country looks.
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Fabric play at Fendi

Milan: Silvia Venturini Fendi collection combined an impressive array of innovative designs with luxurious textures and fabrications. Fendi’s manipulation of material was exquisite – shearling was etched to look like corduroy, 3-D pinstripes were laser cut and fur appeared to be brushed and spiked on hooded jackets. The craftsmanship was remarkable – shearling peaked from sweater seams and real corduroy was ...
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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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