Milan Fashion Week Report

07 Mar 2013

High fashion and more snow are the talk of the town as fashion week goes to Milan

Always the quietest leg of fashion week, Milan showcases some of the world’s best designers’ work year on year. And this season was no different. With the Oscars going on across the pond, fashionistas headed to Milan, stepping out in force to see some unforgettable fashion moments. And there were certainly plenty of them!

This season’s show from Moschino quite bizarrely took inspiration from the highland fling and Japanese traditional dress, and somewhere in the middle we found a fab A/W collection. There was plenty of red, with tartan being a huge theme throughout. This was set against Oriental-themed shoes and geisha-style accessories. Of course the trademark monochrome print was present, but took a back seat. This was a random collection, but it worked!

Fifties housewives were the inspiration for Prada’s ladylike autumn/winter collection. Feminine cut dresses, nipped-in waists, checked printed dresses and co-ordinating skirt suits all led the way. There were gorgeous accessories, box bags, thick-heeled sandals and fab sunglasses. It was all so elegant, yet kept quite rugged by the contrasting wet hairstyles. An unusual choice but proving the collection is for every woman. Gorgeous!

With a bizarre-looking Anna Dello Russo sat front row, the Missoni models paraded down the catwalk in the new collection. With pyjama-inspired trousers and loose-fitting robe-style jackets, there was something very easy and wearable about it. The colours were fresh and spring-like – despite this being a winter collection – and there was a feel-good aura around it. A great success for the brand.

A very tired Cara Delevingne, (complete with punk-style hair) led the way at the Fendi show. The hair may have been extreme, but the clothes were elegant, well-cut and feminine. There were Sixties-style fur coats juxtaposed with Eighties punk jackets. The colour palette was a mix of pinks and blues, even through to the hair. Designer Karl Lagerfeld rocked up a very proud man to celebrate his 96th collection for Fendi.

Gucci’s autumn/winter collection was a dark rainbow of colour. With blues, pinks, reds and greens all set off against black silk tops, skirts and mesh leotards. The risqué collection used furs, feathers and embellishment on its carefully put together pieces – no expense spared! Sitting front row was the very elegant Salma Hayek, whose husband just so happens to own the fashion giant!