Style in Milan is barred by no rules, as evidenced by the totally original, totally over-the-top collections shown at #MFW.
Alessandro Michele’s latest offerings at Gucci set the tone for the week. He merged the ’70s and ’80s together into one super-decade of inspiration; think flared pantsuits, jewel-toned silks, strong shoulders, hippie-chic embroidery, turbans, and tinted sunglasses. The collection screamed “More is more” and, coincidentally, we want moooooore.
At Dolce and Gabbana, it was all about prints, prints, prints–including, but not limited to, a cheeky pasta print, a slightly-sacreligious Madonna-and-child screen print, sweet florals, and multicolored ice cream cones. There were also sequins, sheer lace, bejeweled denim, tassels, and fringe–often all in one look.
The Roberto Cavalli runway could be summed up in two words: bougie bohemian. Flared pants (sometimes in denim, sometimes in velvet) cruised down the catwalk underneath layered scarves and sheer blouses. Oversized square sunglasses, western-inspired belts, and corset-inspired lacing were added for good measure.
Other standouts included the chinoiserie-esque suiting at Prada (similar to our Ivy Two Piece), the OTT prints and styling at Fausto Puglisi (try our Veranika Two Piece for the same vibe), the ahhhmazing bedazzled denim at DSquared, Moschino’s winking commentary on the feminine ideal (very Olive Oyl-meets-Mad Men), and Marni’s delicate yet super-sized accessories.
Consider us inspired. Comment with your fave #MFW looks!