Hi, fashion fans! Milan brought us some gorgeous examples of the wonderful trends that are showing up everywhere. The Italians display their mastery of craft with embellishment, and a more feminized take is prominent here. Following are our top 10 trends from Milan Fashion Week.
#1 Fur, Fur, Fur
It’s unanimous! Starting with New York, we don’t think we’ve seen a single show without it, and Milan was no exception.
#2 Folklore Maiden
This trend has picked up on a couple of themes we spotted earlier: a naïve, folksy charm and a more romantic woodland spirit.
#3 Femme/Men’s Mix
Trust the Italians to represent the menswear-inspired trend with looks that combine inspiration from the gentleman’s wardrobe with feminine underpinnings and accessories. Beautiful!
Sequins, feathers, metal appliqué and gemstones adorn basic dresses, sweaters and outerwear. A little ornamentation goes a long way.
#5 Over-the-Knee Boot
It’s been featured in every city and shows no sign of waning in popularity. As we’ve said before, this is the boot of the season.
Luxury and exotica in one package: a little retro, a little hedonistic. Sexy skins, embellishment and artistic accessorizing—this is a mode of dressing for fall ’14.
#7 Patterned Sweater
Following on from the London bonanza, the patterned sweater is your new winter warmer.
#8 Back to Brown
After emerging in other cities, brown was confirmed as a new base color in Milan. It’s rich, autumnal and looks especially contemporary when paired with black.
#9 Woodland Green
We LOVE the natural, leafy look of these forest hues.
We’ve seen metallics in every city, but gold seems to be rising to the top as the luxe color to shine in.
Don’t get ‘Fashion Fatigue.’ We still have more to come from Paris, so stay tuned!
—The Fashion Office
Photos: Gorunway.com, Dolce&Gabbana, Cédric Charlier, McQ by Alexander McQueen.