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Milan Fashion Week Trends October 2012






The use of satin material and pale flowering detailing was very apparent in Prada’s collection.
Japan obviously had a big impact on the collection this season, there was a geisha vibe on the runway – full of socks and sandals, kimonos and metallic shades. Even the hair and makeup oozed japanese inspiration, with bright red lips and scraped back hair.

Defiantly set to change some of our biggest trends on the high street, I can predict a whole new outlook for our wardrobes.

Loving the modern / spaceman vibe to this collection, the fabrics used and flowers keep it bang on trend and fun.





A very slick set of looks from Moschino, clearly influenced by the sixties.

I don’t know where to start, from the A-line shapes, to the beehive hair or mini-dresses. A very fun collection, and perfect for the spring/summer. The bright whites and stripes with the quirky statement sunglasses were a real giveaway to the 60s vibe.

Would it be acceptable to start wearing the dresses now please..? With some white tights maybe.

Such a perfect s/s collection, just screams 60s and the colours and shapes of the designs are wearable for anyone. Moschino, you done good.





Clearly the funkier the better, full of two piece suits paired together to look like a one piece. The stylists and accessories team were defiantly both going for the sci-fi vibe, with the hints of metallics and sport luxe shorts featured in nearly every outfit.

A very fun collection, keeping it up to date, full of pastel colours and shimmery patterns.The hair of the models was very sleek, featuring poker straight hair with a strong middle part.

Clearly staying ahead of the trends and taking the step, clearly showing influence from different cultures. Loving the one-pieces, where can I get one?





As we’ve starting seeing already, military is defiantly the trend everyone is starting to follow. Maxmara’s collection have defiantly held onto this trend, with lots of structuring, camel and coloured eyes on the models. The collection is very wearable to everyday, we can expect a lot of change from the usual colour palette seen on the high street and can expect influence from Maxmara to include some mustards and camels to our everyday outfits.

Loving the shouldering structuring on the majority of this collection, however a bigger variety of colour in the outfits or of accessories would have been better.





Always a fan of minimalism, Jil kept the collection simple with a very neutral palette and hardly any accessories. The models all had a nude face with natural looking reds and browns swept across their eyes, and short middle parted bobs. Jil Sander featured lots of white, past the knee dresses and ankle boots. The whole collection gives off a very modern feel.

 I’ve always been a fan of modern, minimal clothing styles, the small pops of burgundy and red against the whites were defiantly a high point of the collection for me.



Over the past week its clear the latest trends and must haves within your wardrobes are defiantly some bold patterned statement shirts and a modern one piece suit preferably in a bold pattern also, metallics and structured jackets. Your then ready for s/s13.

Don’t forget your socks and sandals!



Written By Zoe Barrow 

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