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Milan Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015 – Day 2

Whereas New York felt much more Fall-Winter in its color palette, Milan is embracing the brighter, happier colors we saw in London.  Of course the more somber tones are present here too, but the overall  feel from the first two days is that spring is busting out all over!

Moschino – Spring-Summer 2015

Fendi - Spring-Summer 2015

Fendi – Spring-Summer 2015

Dsquared² - Spring-Summer 2015

Dsquared² – Spring-Summer 2015

What we are also seeing in Milan are some experimental looks – really hyper-editorialized ones – that will surely grace the pages of magazines around the world and will likely influence other designers.  Yet most of these creative looks will probably not make much of a dent with civilians.

Prada, an icon of Milanese style, again, rehashed the“ugly” early 70’s and the results were mixed.  The goat coat actually works for us; the medley of patterns is another story…

Prada - Spring-Summer 2015

Prada – Spring-Summer 2015

Dsquared² - Spring-Summer 2015

Dsquared² – Spring-Summer 2015

Costume National - Spring-Summer 2015

Costume National – Spring-Summer 2015

We saw pants/trousers returning to the fashion forefront last year and this season is equally embracing this most practical garment. The Italians are elevating this archetype as a staple that migrates effortlessly between day and evening and takes the wearer from casual to dressy. It is a foolproof addition to any wardrobe.

Fendi - Spring-Summer 2015

Fendi – Spring-Summer 2015

Moschino - Spring-Summer 2015

Moschino – Spring-Summer 2015

Fendi - Spring-Summer 2015

Fendi – Spring-Summer 2015

Just Cavalli - Spring-Summer 2015

Just Cavalli – Spring-Summer 2015

Fuller cropped pants are being introduced, challenging  the past decade’s obsession with skinny jeans and stovepipe shapes. We saw volume beginning to manifest itself last year and we expect it is just a moment in time before this trend turns mainstream.

Emporio Armani - Spring-Summer 2015

Emporio Armani – Spring-Summer 2015

Ports 1961 - Spring-Summer 2015

Ports 1961 – Spring-Summer 2015

Emporio Armani - Spring-Summer 2015

Emporio Armani – Spring-Summer 2015

If you get your hands on 1970’s fashion magazines, you’ll recognize the inspiration behind some Milanese silhouettes. This continues a trend that began to take shape in New York.  From micro-mini wrapped dresses to pantsuits,  midi skirts to loose coats, the 1970’s are on the menu without reading ‘costumy’. The practicality of specific garments is likely to have broad appeal at retail.

Ports 1961 - Spring-Summer 2015

Ports 1961 – Spring-Summer 2015

Max Mara - Spring-Summer 2015

Max Mara – Spring-Summer 2015

Just Cavalli - Spring-Summer 2015

Just Cavalli – Spring-Summer 2015

Continuing on quasi-historical looks, hybrids of silhouettes popular in the past are generating great excitement. We favor this approach, as the looks are less literal and will easily adapt to preexisting garments in people’s wardrobes. Again, silk and suede are very much in demand for spring-summer 2015.  We will see if this trend persists throughout the week and heads to Paris.

Just Cavalli - Spring-Summer 2015

Just Cavalli – Spring-Summer 2015

Max Mara - Spring-Summer 2015

Max Mara – Spring-Summer 2015

Prada - Spring-Summer 2015

Prada – Spring-Summer 2015

More on Milan next…