The Fashion Fix – Milan
In this week’s instalment of The Fashion Fix, we’re still obsessed with the latest happenings that are going on amid the Fashion Week circuit and this time we’re turning our attention to the hard-hitting trends that have descended on the Italian catwalks.
Milan is synonymous with the most top influencers throughout the industry, always pioneering the most covetable aesthetics of the season, and they did not fail to once again raise the bar for AW19.
From top-to-toe white to leathers that imbue a biker yet sumptuous edge and all the dramatics of the cape, the Milan shows displayed a rather sophisticated and grown-up feel.
Milan Autumn/Winter 2019 Trends:
Capes with Drama
Whilst London was in favour of the classic trench coat, Milan’s most sought-after outerwear trend arrives in the form of the sweeping cape – many abundant with theatrical silhouettes, fabulous fringing’s, elaborate embroidery and show-stopping shades.
The dramatic cape was best showcased by Prada with fur and suede fabrications; Etro who boasted a bohemian and contemporary zeitgeist via indulgent patchworks and tassels and Salvatore Ferragamo, whose theatrics were channelled in a high necked, billowing glossy leather silhouette.
Beige might be bombarding our current wardrobes for Spring/Summer but as the seasons get progressively darker, the colours are taking on a lighter, cleaner mood for Autumn/Winter. The trend arrives in a head-to-toe aesthetic, best illustrated in pristine white trousers that sweep the floor and decadent coats.
The trend that signifies a fresh start to the season is seen best played out amongst Alberta Ferretti, whose high-waist half ballooning, half button Snow White tailored trousers were styled with a nonchalant off white jumper, complete with a cowboy-esque belt and boots. Jil Sander layered a slit white dress over trousers and Max Mara showcased the trend through relaxed slouch trousers with many layers on top.
It was Daniel Lee’s roomy, ultra-luxe leathers amid his ready-to-wear debut at Bottega Veneta that caught the eyes of fashion editors alike. The uber covetable amalgamation consisted of a striking biker jacket, lavish trousers and a sculpted leather dress.
Meanwhile, lustful leathers loomed their way through other top Milan designer collections, including Tod’s day dresses adorned with butter-soft panels and Marni fashioned a super long and louche leather coat, which featured an unexpected mermaid-esque plated bottom.
Check in next week for more trends, news and views xoxo, Katie
By Katie Farley