Milan Fashion Week: Top Trends

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After taking in the designs from the land of the Queen, I hopped on over to Italy. Fashion month is whizzing by and I can’t believe that the latest, Milan Fashion Week has gone already. Home to many major fashion houses like Versace, Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli, just to name a few, Milan Fashion Week has shown some glamorous designs. From the labels named, it’s hard to know what to expect and that is what added to my excitement.

The labels commanded great attention as they showcased their collections taking you back in time  with forties, fifties and sixties shapes or over to Asia with geisha girls. From my close observation,  minimalism was the big trend on the runways as most of the designers took more to the minimalist aesthetic with functional and clean designs. Cut-outs, lace, sheer, stripes and prints are still big, flower power is back and there was a strong representation of black, white and sea green as designers  played with colors.  At the end of looking through the collections, it was clear that Milan delivered a week filled with great designs.

Favorite looks of the top trends from the italian capital:

Asian Influence

Aquilano Rimondi, Etro, Prada

Bold Prints

Moschino, Aquilano Rimondi, Antonio Marras

Cut-Outs

Ermanno Scervino, Etro, Versace

Deep Plunge Neck Lines

Gucci, Frankie Morello, Versace

Floral

Bottega Veneta, Prada, Etro

Lace Applications

left and right: Roberto Cavalli,  center: Versace

Sheer Layers

Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferritti, Emilio Pucci

Stripes

Dolce & Gabbana, Versus, Sportsmax

Black

Emilio Pucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sportmax

Sea Green

Alberta Ferritti, Giorgio  Armani, Gucci

White

Emilio Pucci, Jil Sander, Moschino

Milan Fashion Week  will be forever be stuck in my mind as  it was full with many memorable moments.

That’s three major cities fashion weeks down and one more to go.

So for now it’s,  Chao Italia!

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The Best of 2013 Resort Collections

  There have been a great buzz in the air about the 2013 resort collections with a high expectancy of the level of fashion hence, making it the number one topic on the lips of every fashionista. Many of the collections have been getting loads of attention and creating quite a stir within the fashion world. There have been an array of bold colours, prints, feminine silhouettes, demure looks and menswear inspiration, catering for both those who will be in the tropics and for those in winter wonderland.

 Alberta Ferretti

With such a wide diversity of style offered by the designers, there is without a doubt an appeal for everyone and  that the designers have left us with our tongues wagging. Those of you new to the fashion scene would may wonder what’s the real need of resort collections. Well my friend, it’s the number 1 fashion saver between the fall and spring seasons providing fashionable clothes  during October to February.

  Alexander Wang

Even though I was looking forward to a high level of fashion, I must admit that I was still bowled over by the designs. Such, as to actually pick one designer out of the lot as the best is like me being able to tell you the tally of all the sand on earth, simply impossible. So, I decide to show highlights of some of the best.

 

BCBG

 Bottega Veneta 

Burberry 

Calvin Klein

Carolina Herrera

Cut 25

Derek Lam

Diane Von Furstenberg

DKNY

Donna Karan

Emilio Pucci

Emporio Armani

Erdem

Etro

Givenchy

Gucci

J Mendel

Jason Wu

Just Cavalli

Marchesa

Marios Schwab

Michael Kors

Narciso Rodriguez

Ohne Titel

Organc

Oscar de la Renta

 

Phillip Lim

Prabal Gurung

Pringle of Scotland

Rachel Zoe 

Rag Bone

Roksanda Illincic

Sonia Rykiel

Temperley London

The Row

Valentino

Zac Posen

Zero Maria Cornejo