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Milan Fashion Week: March 2

Highlights and commentary from yesterday’s Milan Fashion Week runway shows: Dolce&Gabbana celebrates the beauty of a mother’s love and the whimsy of childhood, MSGM presents quirky retro clash and Marni gives us structured, mid-century minimalism.

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Dolce&Gabbana

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Fashion Office Bottom Line: The maestros of Milanese style showed a collection that was a heartfelt love letter to the idea of the Mother as central to the family in Italy. Models, carrying babies or with small children, appeared in repeated motifs of rose embroidery and prints of children’s drawings. It was a super charming idea, while still sophisticated in silhouettes that referenced earlier years of couture.

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MSGM

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Fashion Office Bottom Line: The MSGM show worked a chic-meets-sporty vibe, pairing retro track-influenced tops with cropped, flared pants (shaping up to be a key trouser silhouette next season) and ultra-desirable, brushed mohair coats and sweaters. The standout message, as always here, is electric-bright color clashes—this time of orange, candy pink and bright blue, topped off with fabulous patched furs.

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Marni

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Fashion Office Bottom Line: Consuelo Castiglioni’s gorgeous flower-print explosion of spring was dialed back slightly in this collection, in favor of a more minimal approach. The emphasis was firmly on texture, using rugged furs for standout coats and an overall long and lean silhouette. However, muted mid‐century florals were enough pattern to keep Marni fans happy, giving us the beautiful, unusual color pairings that we expect from this label.

See all of our Fashion Week coverage.

photos: gorunway.com