SS18 MILAN FASHION WEEK: THE TOP 10 TRENDS TO LOOK FORWARD TO
Italians know how to make an entrance and the Milan SS18 runway shows did just that. There was definitely a nostalgic mood and a return to the glamour of the 90s and a sense of ricovered femininity.
Anna Wintour talks about the optimism and positivity that came out of Milan fashion week and how the collections were more emotional and personal than expected. “Fashion should be emotional and fashion should be a dream.”
These are the top ten trends that we can look forward to for SS18.
1. Monochromatic black and white
Krizia’s black and white babydoll dress and oversized shirt is both tailored and structured but relaxed at the same time and Lucio Vanotti’s medieval esque tunic with matching bag adds a sense of drama making a black and white monochromatic statement. Fausto Puglisi and Aquilano Rimondi both did a monochrome mix and matched dresses with textured trims.
Ujoh’s choice of timeless black and white makes this loose flowing skirt and waistcoat all the more elegant. We love Albino Teodoro’s romantic satin ruffles which look striking in monochrome, like a classic black and white photo.
Black and white stripes were seen everywhere from Mila Schon’s daring black and white onesie suit to this fabulous dress by Aigner.
2. Bias or diagonal stripes
Bias and diagonal stripes were seen at Gucci, Annakiki, Attico, Fendi and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. Gucci teamed stripy bottoms with a gold sequinned top and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini hailed the multicoloured bold stripe.
3) Comics & Cartoons
Comic strip and cartoon figures appeared on Armani blazers and this gorgeous candy pink Prada dress with black sketches of vintage female animation figures is typical Prada girl power.
Krizia, Annakiki and Angel Chen also channeled the comic strip theme into their designs.
Sequins are seen on slightly more casual daywear garments. Sequins to the office?
Agnona, Alberta Ferretti, Au Jour Le Jour and Aquilano Rimondi adorn sportier shaped garments with sequins and the look is simply stunning.
Sequins in feminine pastels and nudes looked fab by Ferragamo, No.21, Bottega Veneta, Attico.
5) Sheer effect & layering
Romantic and sensual fabrics such as chiffon and organza set the scene highlighting a soft feminine focus and understated elegance. Sheer, luxurious sparkly fabrics were seen on the runways of Fendi, Max Mara, and Calcaterra, but also modern/unconventional with plastic/synthetic materials for Anteprima, Brognano, Ricostru and Ellassay.
Did you get the message? The writings on the wardrobe, with bold lettering printed across garments with block colours by Aigner, Aquilano Rimondi, John Richmond. We especially love this MSGM knit dress with big multicoloured lettering stitched in multi languages.
7) Macramé and broderie anglaise
Macramé and border anglaise bought romance and fantasy to the SS18 shows. Models were pretty in pink at MSGM and Luisa Beccaria’s long nude dress had little flowers and butterflies sewn on to add a romantic effect. Missoni never steps a foot wrong when it comes to texture, as seen with this lovely yellow trouser suit.
Soft whites, nudes and pinks added romance to by Vilshenko and Fausto Puglisi.
8) Nostalgic pleats
Romantic, classic, understated pleats have a sense of nostalgia and Gucci’s sheer rose gown is fit for a Florentine goddess. Pleats delivered in a more minimal and modern way were seen by Anteprima, Gabriel Colangelo, Krizia, Jil Sander and Aquilano Rimondi, whose ‘top half sporty’ and ‘bottom half romantic pleated’ chiffon dress mixes both trends.
9) Fastenings, straps and belts
Fastening, straps and belts are a big trend to watch out for, adding a minimal utility look as seen on the Trussardi runways as well as Gabriele Colangelo, Jil Sander, Sportmax and Lucio Vanotti whose cord straps tie around the torso added a dynamic twist.
10) Luxe sport
Drawstrings detailing, sporty cuts and glam shimmers and sheens or precious embroidery were seen at Gucci, No.21, Trussardi and Bottega Veneta.
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