Finally, that day arrived! Milan Fashion Spring Summer 2017 just started and we go straight to day one best moments. The first day of the week-long show began with a supremely dramatic line presented by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele. In his third year of being the creative director of the luxury italian fashion brand, this Italian designer clearly didn’t hold himself back while creating some of the most indulgent pieces of clothing.
Avant-garde German designer Philipp Plein took it a few levels up with his candy-land themed show that had a few models presenting his best creations while seated at an extravagant carousel. Rest walked the fairytale-esque ramp in thigh-high double-slit dresses and metal-studded jackets, which were accessorised with thick gold chains and mirrored aviators.
Roberto Cavalli, Alberta Ferretti and Fausto Puglisi were the other presenters on Day 1 at the Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017.
Valley of the Dolls meets Tim Burton: Behind Gucci’s shimmering metallic tiles lies a dark, gothic allure. In a multifaceted fairy tale, like a disco ball chosen by Alessandro Michele to tell the story of next summer at the iconic double G.
Materials and volumes expand, filled with embroideries from another era, sparkling leather, seventies accents and a nod to the height of the 1980’s, animal shapes, pearls on high heeled moccasins and platform pool slides.
All these elements are carried off with long, layered dresses, combining signature prints and Asian influences, mixed with words like “Hollywood” and “cemetery” on the waist of a dress and “future” scrawled on the side of a bag.
For the Roberto Cavalli spring/summer 2017 collection presented on the Milan Fashion Week runway, we fell in love with the Middle Eastern, particularly Moroccan take on the pieces that came forth.
The shine, the color combinations and the overall stage were so very appealing, while the addition of denim, of stripes and ruffled skirts only made the whole thing stand out even more as ready-to-wear pieces for the daytime.
There is nothing quite so lovely as an incredible new Roberto Cavalli collection. With so many years to the label’s name to give it credence, the Cavalli lines only get better by the year and it is no wonder that so many celebrities, particularly A-listers, are prone to picking up a mesmerizing Cavalli dress for their appearances on the red carpet these days.
Alberta Ferretti presents a hot Spring-Summer, telling the story of a woman that is a little bit gaucho, a little bit Latina. The idea of a noble savage with an impertinent attitude, like Bella Hadid who opened the show. Embroidered long cotton day dresses, full flowing skirts with exaggerated pleats. Woven leather bandage tops. All flaunting a waist cinched with a bondage style belt, finished off with a statement metal buckle reminiscent of the Wild West.
We have officially headed over to Milan now with the range of absolutely beautiful shows and creations that are as Italian as they come. That means lots of color, lots of texture and lots of creativity. At the Fausto Puglisi spring/summer 2017 runway show on the Milan Fashion Week, this was made perfectly clear, combining the abstract florals with interesting cuts and color palettes, throwing on some rather strange-looking shoes in the mix.
Sporty, sexy and simply irresistible, the Philipp Plein spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear show, dubbed “Alice in Ghettoland” and presented on the Milan Fashion Week runway, is the epitome of Girls Gone Wild it seems, with the rebelliousness of the female heart, along with her sexier, flirtier, more utterly feminine facets shown off in an overwhelmingly fashionable manner. There is so much to the 57 different looks that feature the female beauty from every side of her; we shall begin by simply saying that this is one of Plein’s best in a long while.
Are you ready for day 2 of Milan Fashion Spring/Summer 2017?