Written by Brittany Le-Bayron, Staff Writer
Fashion Week is probably one of the most important events for a designer. They spend a generous amount of time preparing to show the world their new creations. Collections included ensembles that were ready-to-wear, daring, and perfectly divergent. Overlaying patterns, loose-fit, and sporty trends worked the runway. Below are some highlights from the Milan Fashion Week.
It’s safe to say that most women know of Versace. Donatella Versace did not disappoint with the collection. The show was dark with the headlights beaming only on the models. This show was dedicated for all the women to “take the leap, ‘cause living is better than dreaming…strength is there behind our fear.” The challenge to be bold paired with Versace’s sleek and edgy pieces. Her clothes were clearly depicted to make a statement through simplicity and a confident strut.
This year, Moschino was once again designed by Jeremy Scott. Scott is known for his unique, out-of-the-box clothing. He has always added an animated and vibrant aspect to his clothes as well for his show. The show’s setting felt as if you were on a boat complemented with their sailor theme. However, in typical Jeremy Scott fashion, all the models represented paper people. Almost all of the pieces and accessories (including the fluffy scarves and dresses) were animated. Most designers like to stick to either very dark and bold colors, or pastel and floral palettes. Not many consider digital animation nor popular culture in their designs which allows Scott to stand out.
Peter Dundus took the audience back in time in complete Hippie fashion. The models cat-walked their way down into a lavish Bohemian dream. The collection was complete with all the layered, patterned, fringed and flared glory.
Although not known by many, Raffaela D’Angelo’s collection remained simple and ready-to-wear. The show made headlines as Federica Pellegrini, an Italian Olympic swimmer, walked the runway. The appearance of a burkini also raised the audience’s attention. According to T2 Online, the designer told ANSA news agency that “her choice to show a burkini was meant as a sign of respect for Islamic culture.”
Dolce & Gabbana
This show literally began and ended with a dance party. Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour, said, “I love the appropriation of very normal pieces and how they gave it the Dolce twist.” The clothing really did bring everyday wear to life by adding some unique pazazz. If you want to stick to your boyfriend jeans but make a statement, go the D&G way and add some tassels and bling. The show was inspired by Italian culture in many ways. A couple of the pieces were even designed with pizza and pasta labels on it!
Photo sources: Vogue.com and IndianExpress.com