Milan Fashion Week is drawing to a close, and while we’re excited for Paris Fashion Week, we are a little sad to see it end. There’s a cool confidence in Italian fashion that you can’t find anywhere else, and this week provided perfect examples of that effortless persona. Here are a few of our favorite looks from the Italian runways for Spring and Summer 2014.
Fashion house, Emporio Armani, opted for a light, cool-toned palette for SS2014. The shapes were streamlined, yet soft, and the muted pastels were chic alternatives to the Easter Sunday dresses some of us grew up with as kids. Gone are the days of bold baby blues! (At least for now.)
Contrast is the word that comes to mind when discussing the Fausto Puglisi show. Bold, voluminous skirts were paired with edgy biker jackets. This look is definitely reminiscent of an 80s LA rocker. AC/DC anyone?
At M&J we love embellishments and details, which is why we think Prada is after our own hearts! Bold colors, dramatic sequins, and artistic prints were seen all over the runway. It makes us want to skip through fall and winter altogether!
We would love to “slip” into something more comfortable, like one of MAXMARA’s designs. The beautiful neutral palette and simple shapes of the coats and dresses made MAXMARA a standout this year. Sometimes it’s the little things, you know?
Are you a saint or a sinner? At the Moschino show, they had a style for you no matter your moral affiliation! Model duos came out with contrasting looks; some for the bold and brash, others for the demure. We loved the juxtaposition, and thought this was definitely one of the most entertaining shows of the week.
At Jil Sander, minimalism never goes out of style. Their looks were feminine, wearable, with strong silhouettes throughout. Although we love bright details, sometimes simple is so chic.
Pucci is the powerhouse of patterns, and SS2014 proved to be no different for the Italian favorite. We loved the bright mixed patterns, and the attention grabbing belts used to tie the looks together. Made famous for their bold and graphic prints, this year they decided to go a little tribal. We can’t wait to see this look in NYC’s urban jungle this spring!
We would love to hear what your favorite looks were at Milan Fashion Week! Did any of them really stand out to you? Were you surprised by any of the shows? Sound off on our Facebook page, or leave a comment below!