Ahlan! Daily Fashion Week Report: Dolce & Gabbana, Marni and Missoni Get Trend-tastic on Day Five of Milan Fashion Week

Monochrome, Oriental prints and florals took over the runways
Monday , 24 September 2012
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013
Livia Firth attends the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show
Livia Firth attends the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show
Marni Spring/Summer 2013
Marni Spring/Summer 2013
Azealia Banks attends the new Just Cavalli boutique opening party as part of Milan Womenswear Fashion Week
Azealia Banks attends the new Just Cavalli boutique opening party as part of Milan Womenswear Fashion Week
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013
Livia Firth attends the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show
Marni Spring/Summer 2013
Azealia Banks attends the new Just Cavalli boutique opening party as part of Milan Womenswear Fashion Week

Dolce
& Gabbana continued the monochrome trend, which has been so dominant
throughout the past few weeks, as they took a much more demure approach than we
have seen in previous seasons. The silhouette flared from high on the waist to
mid-calf, with A-line skirts and tucked in silk tunics that looked effortlessly
glamorous. There was lots of raffia, firstly in the form of bags and Mary Jane
shoes, and then later on with full-fledged raffia dresses. It was a combination
of monochrome and overly bright prints. Everything felt very summery and made
us want to escape to a dessert island. Head scarves were worn with each outfit
and accessories came in the form of long dangly earrings and flat shoes with
the occasional sculpted wedge. An exciting collection, moving away from what we
would usually expect from the designer.

We
always love a collection from Marni. Known for their trademark prints, the
brand didn’t disappoint this time either. Prints came in the form of clashing
checks and florals; another nod to the Oriental trend. They were broken up with
block colour pieces in leather. All of the shapes were relaxed and oversized, with
tunics often worn over skirts. Everything looked as though it had been giving
extra volume. Clothes weren’t baggy but hung off the body with exaggerated
shapes. There were wide sleeves and deep V necklines. A great collection overall.

Missoni
is known for its great colour pieces, and there were many shades at the Spring/Summer
show, but not as much as we have seen in the past. The show began with all-white
designs, cute dresses with mesh panels and organza overlays. Colour started to
filter though in the form of rusty pinks and reds. The show built up to a full-on
colour display mid-way, including chiffon hippy-style maxi dresses, Swarovski-encrusted
with colourful prints in greens and blues. Each piece was layered with mesh,
organza or lace giving texture to the collection. The show ended with a sombre
all-black set of dresses. Each dress was simple but still kept the layering
effect.

Things
went from one end of the spectrum to the other with Salvatore Ferragamo keeping
a very neutral colour pallete. Here shapes were much more slim line and skirts
and dresses were short. The mac featured heavily, always a staple for spring.

Celebs
have been in short supply at Milan Fashion Week so far but a few cropped up
today; Livia Firth, wife of Colin, was front row at Dolce & Gabbana, and
popstar Azealia Banks joined in too.

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