I read on The Business of Fashion, a magazine I really love and think highly of, that Milan Fashion “sticks to its guns”and doesn’t propose many new things. My opinion: the fact that Italian fashion was always beautiful is not a fault, and Milan keeps delivering because it doesn’t look for scandal or media attention – it looks for beauty,which is what Italy was traditionally good at and, long-term, also sells. In my opinion, up to now, this city has shown the best outfits and designs of the whole Fashion Weeks.
What are the emerging trends? Here are my favourites.
The Skinny Scarf
Forget about the bulky knots we’ve seen in the last 5 years: scarves are thin, and have no knot. One part is around the neck, the other one down, often reaching the floor. I could post 100 examples of this trend – it was really everywhere.
Belted it up
This trend is easy to copy and has been extremely successful both on the catwalks and on street stylers. Simply add a belt anywhere to define your waist better. Close it normally or with a knot.
Still going strong, this trend is often seen with fitted gowns and stretched materials.
Shiny Pastel Shades
I am not sure how applicable to real life these colours are, but I am going to try: pastel, shiny shades are fun, and a single piece can easily elevate a dull look. Opt for a single accessory if not sure, go for a full dress if you are confident about it.
Do I need to Say: Fur!
…because fur has been presented by almost any designer in New York and London, and seen a lot in the streets too!
Unexpected Colour Contrasts
You know those colours you would never mix? Well, sometimes they really work, and we have seen a lot of examples in Milano.