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The Final Roundup of Milan Fashion Week

N°21

No. 21’s 2019 Spring/Summer collection evoked a modern, relaxed feel, showcasing pieces with crystal embellishments and ruffled details and silk fabrics. Models walked the runway wearing high shine fabrics, pencil skirts, oversized blazers and fluffy dresses. Designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua, wanted to capture the essence of a ‘contemporary party girl’, using a colour scheme ranging from nudes to bright lime green.

Max Mara

Max Mara paid tribute to Greek mythology, interpreting their take on classic female heroines and challenging patriarchal norms in literature. Peplum details and one shouldered tops alluded to the ‘female warrior’ trope. Ian Griffiths, the brand’s head designer, also nodded to literary works of Canadian author, Margaret Atwood, specifically her novel, ‘The Penelopiad’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. The ready to wear Spring/Summer 2019 collection featured pieces utilizing tailored silhouettes,  asymmetrical cuts and polka dot details, focusing on texture than print. The Max Mara trench coats, a staple to the brand, also made an appearance on the catwalk, modelled by Gigi Hadid. Kaia Gerber, daughter of iconic ‘80s supermodel, Cindy Crawford, also made an appearance.

Versace

The House of Versace truly made a statement at Milan Fashion Week, showcasing their vibrant 56 piece Spring/Summer 2019 collection. The collection used a vivid colour scheme of cardinal, teal, tangerine and dandelion. The colour palette made no hesitation to stand out with its bright colour palette.  Tiny mini skirts, colourful stripes and bold floral prints also give this collection a very bold and feminine appeal. Models paraded down the runway in mix and match prints with contrasting hosiery and sold coloured heels.

Marni

Marni Designer, Francesco Riffo took no time to showcase his eclectic 37 Spring Summer piece collection at Milan Fashion Week, using a variety of fabric elements and deconstructed pieces such as corsets. The collection also followed a theme of femininity, with prints of Ancient Greek busts and models featured on skirts and dresses. The collection followed a light, colour scheme, using bright coral, yellow and teal fabrics. Pieces were ‘artsy’ using sharp, crisp cuts and and playful accessories.

Prada

Prada’s Spring 2018 collection not only made a bold move on the runway but also made a fierce political move amid the election of US President, Donald Trump.  “I am suggesting militant women in a very practical way,” says Miuccia Prada of the collection. “Through clothes, which is what I do.” Pieces in the collection echoed to ‘80s streetwear:  oversized jackets, puffed sleeves and broad shoulder pads. Pieces also mixed different elements, playing with sleeveless coats and printed New-Wave style collars. Graphics on shirts appropriated feminine cartoons, using a darker schemed colour palette and edgy accessories.

Chika Kisada

 Chika Kisada’s 27 piece Spring/Summer collection stunned at Milan Fashion Week for its unique artistic vision and delicate, feminine pieces. The colour scheme was very simple, sticking to a colour palette of white, grey, aquamarine, beige and pink. Sleeves and smaller details were simply ruffled. Pieces used loose, flowy fabrics with many dresses styled to be ‘bohemian’ rather than skin tight or bodycon.

by Ann Marie Elpa