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Milan Fashion Week 2016 Spring Summer come to an end, unfortunately! It’s been a week of new beginnings and 2016 fashion trends in Milan. Peter Dundas, Massimo Giorgetti, and Arthur Arbesser made their debuts at Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci, and Iceberg, respectively. Finally, there’s a changing of the guard in a city that has often been criticized and we don’t know why…but this final milan fashion week spring 2016 final report, will shutdown your computer with the elegant and colorful ideas from the most famous italian fashion designers and it will remain in time! Still, take your next hour to enjoy the Best 10 Milan Shows of Milan Fashion Week 2016 Spring Summer!
Boho comes and boho goes, but Veronica Etro lives and breathes it. Which is why in this season when the American prairie and Victoriana by way of the ’70s is trending, Etro’s collection feels less costumey and more authentic than almost anybody else’s.
Giorgio Armani continued his 40th-anniversary festivities this afternoon with a press conference and lunch in honor of his new self-titled book of family photographs and personal remembrances. The 81-year-old designer was in a celebratory frame of mind, even making a joke about his nose: “I was born with it,” he said, pointing to the baby picture hanging behind him onstage.
Craftsmanship took center stage with an elaborate display of materials, textures, and finishes. Lace was utilized in myriad ways—bonded with a double layer of delicate guipure, embroidered with macramé and jacquard feuillage, and fused with cashmere pashmina to sumptuous effect. The silhouettes were either elongated and slim or sensual and shapely; evening fabrics were worked into tailored day coats and pantsuits.
Miuccia Prada has built a fashion empire with her eclectic visions. Embroidered fishnet dickeys worn over, not under, jackets; shoulder-grazing Christmas ball earrings; metallic gold lipstick on the models. Only she could turn a collection of classic skirtsuits and coats into an almost hallucinatory experience. The Best in Show award goes to that chartreuse and metallic gold snakeskin striped coat.
The Spring ’16 collection was touched by the work of the state-imprisoned Soviet-era Armenian director Sergei Parajanov. The fruit left on the front row was a nod to Parajanov’s 1969 film, The Color of Pomegranates; the broken-plate print on the first three looks reflected his work, while the richly dun palette, ornamented headpieces, and occasionally literal swerves into a broad-belted, full-skirted, folk-dress silhouette nodded to the culture Parajanov was persecuted for propagating.
Peter Dundas has a reputation as a classy designer. In his varied career, he’s proven his talents at Emanuel Ungaro (doing haute Parisian), Revillon (fur), and Emilio Pucci (sexy rock-chick dressing). Now Dundas has circled back to Roberto Cavalli, the house where he began his career—and where, incidentally, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing was once his assistant. Over the past couple of years, the competition among labels to capture the imagination of a new generation has resulted in a remarkable changing of the guard.
Dean and Dan Caten’s new collection for women picked up where their Spring ’16 show for men left off: at the beach. Waves splashed on the backdrop of the otherwise stark set and out strutted Mariacarla Boscono in a cutout maillot and hip-slung boy pants, a tangle of colorful climbing ropes harnessing her torso. This hasn’t been a big week for bathing suits, but the Catens gave us several different varieties, from sporty one-pieces to slinky little bikinis strung up with crystals.
Everything came together for Donatella Versace this season, from the call to arms anthem of Violet and friends on the soundtrack to her diverse model casting. (Hello, Raquel Zimmermann, how we’ve missed you!) But the real revelation at Versace’s Friday night show was the broad offering of clothes. In the mix: de rigeur sexy little slashed and knotted dresses, the sharpest tailoring of the week, and a gotta-have-it army jacket patchworked with a collage of eye-popping animal prints.
If Italian fashion is really in the first stages of a renaissance, then props must go toDomenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who’ve been flying the flag for la modafor years. Their new collection was a love letter to postwar Italy—printed sundresses, movie star sheaths, borrowed-from-your-lover silk pj’s, and souvenir bags—with a social media spin.
Alessandro Michele has reversed Gucci’s fortunes, and reoriented the general direction of fashion while he was at it. Not bad for a guy hardly anyone even knew a year ago. The brand’s Monte Napoleone boutique was packed all week with shoppers eager to pick up a piece of his new vision for the house. A savvy extension to his first show, the new collection was full of joyous color and pattern, one sensational vintage-feel dress after another, accessories for days, and nods not just to Gucci’s heritage, but also to other Made-in-Italy icons. It’ll be absolutely irresistible to his converts.
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