Ciao Milano! Thanks for the sartorial bliss you levitated on the catwalk. Whether it was Gucci's immersive approach to styling 119 individuals or Versace's call for unity, AW 17 looks set to be a celebratory party.
Bravely and authoritatively each fashion week has risen as the flagbearer for change. From New York’s commercial genius showing us a darker mood, to London’s off-beat vibes celebrating hyper feminine, to Milan’s undefeated love for luxury in a surprisingly inclusive mood, Autumn-Winter ’17 keeps looking chic-er and better.
At MFW'17 designers turned to more optimistic shades and silhouettes, breaking away from the set standards of opulent Milanese aesthetic.
Here are the trends that rose to the top –
CLASH OF THE PATTERNS
A melting pot of unexpected patterns and print, a subversive feel was brought to wearable designs. Antonio Marras and Missoni went contemporary by layering abstract prints with classic patterns like plaid and checks; Etro and Gucci showcased eclectic at its best with brocade and multi-coloured leather fringe respectively; TBH, we’re obsessed with Marni’s clever combination of colours and geometric patterns! Autumn Winter'17, come soon!
The pantsuit is back with a sartorial bang. Sweep up a load of these for those Autum Winter soirees! Go all-gold baroque like Laura Biagiotti’s quintessentially Italian masterpiece; or put a spin on classic black with a mesh cape and oversized necktie respectively, aka Calcaterra and Giorgio Armani who nail artistic elegance. If that seems too structured dive into Dolce & Gabbana’s multi-generational, multicultural parade in teal and velvet creations or gravitate towards Versace's ombré suit.
We L-O-V-E all the decorated mesh that surfaced on the catwalk this week. Dolce & Gabbana channeled feline charm with a furry tiger patched onto a sheer lace dress; Au Jour Le Jour’s took a celstial route in sheath design with crystal studs all over; Leitmotic and Versace played with multiple patches to brighten up black; And ultimately, Gucci’s fishnet slip under a crystal studded lime green gown signalled the beginning of futuristic couture designs on the red carpet. CANNOT wait to see!
This is what an explosion of haute hues looks like. From lime green to royal purple, these vibrant colours brought energy and newness to sophisticated silhouettes… Emporio Armani experimented with fur and won; Emilio Pucci raised the pop by elevating theatrics with long tassel sleeves in shocking green; Fausto Puglisi and Dolce & Gabbana celebrated classic designs in purple and yellow respectively. Street style took centerstage with a royal blue bomber and knee-high boots by Genny. Can't hardly wait for Autumn Winter, can you?
Cinema paradiso! This trend took us back to the age of Hitchcock and Billy Wilder — Boxy shoulders, cinched waists, fitted dresses and tailored suits. While feathered shoulders in Bottega Veneta paid homage to cinematic opulence; Elisabetta Franchi and Moschino celebrated modern-day Audrey Hepburn; Max Mara on the other hand stuck to tailored fits and structure, channeling the very glamorous 60s and 70s. The intricately embellished blouse by Dolce & Gabbana made a royal, crown-worthy statement in black.
*Images Courtesy: Now Fashion*
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