Straight after the regular journey from New York to Paris, it was time for Milan to show its enigma of allure. The 7 days fashion week very gently collide with the country’s general election, as the country currently stand without a Pope and Prime Minister; Camera della Moda is very much uncertain of how the future will treat them. As later the govt. will decide on the fund reluctance in the culture, design & fashion sector; though the slogan of ‘made in Italy’ is in its peak and why not the country has really given the world a great design perspective.
Designers are very well aware of the situation and very modestly continued as per their reputation. Milan mostly showcases the big authentic names apart from some fresh designers at the end day. Major designers were focused to their respective Clientele market, unlike Paris in Milan the extreme avant-garde never made its way out rather we see a very practical contemporary solutions.
Silhouette: Long dresses with classic style and loosely draped one, bifurcations from Antonio Maras, Dsquared, Moschino, N21, Missoni, oversized jackets from Max Mara, trench coat & double breasted jackets were few more trends to capture the eyes. Also leather & fur were seen stealing the attraction at some shows.
Colors: This season there was a lot of courage by the designers to imply various colors though don’t forget they were showcasing the fall winter collection. As usual black & gray dominated the catwalk but in between the pop was very attractive. Electric blue used by Alberta Ferrati, Missoni & Fendi. Fuchsia & Red was seen at Alberta Ferrati, dsquared, Fendi, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli. Yellow & Gold appeared as a pop up color at Etro, Max Mara, Versace & Jil Sander. Prints: As like summers prints were not the primary focus but designer like Antonio Marras used print as an art in canvas, some other were Dolce & Gabbana using prints to depict the Church prints and Roberto Cavalli with its Maximalist approach of mixing things.
Accessory: Yes apart from apparels, the made in Italy tag has given a great sensibility with traditional technique to shoes & leather goods. Antonio Marras, Fendi, Dsquared, Max Mara, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana & Jil Sander were some to display a wide variety of leather goods along with the apparels. Un-doubtfully brands like Marni & Bally who are specialized showcased a larger range of leather goods.
The season ended in a very positive not as the luxury segment continued to overcome the economic hurdle. Lastly we saw that after 2 years and with some mixed bags of comments designer Umit Benan departed his way out from Trussardi.
Blogged by Amal Kiran Jana at 10.30 A.M