Milan is always an eclectic stop during fashion month so, narrowing down my top picks was a tough one. (Not that Paris is going to be any easier…) Here are my favourite collections for Fall/Winter 2017.
Versace went full on vixen for fall with cat-eye makeup and colour-streaked hair to match. Well-cut pantsuits, overcoats, little black dresses, boxy cropped jackets and pencil skirts made a polished stride down the runway.
Max Mara mastered good tailoring with unconventional suits with a feminine flare for fall, while playing with fabrics. Wool and cashmere sweaters were often paired with velvet skirts and unconstricted trousers.
Grown-up, innate classiness is the best way to describe Fendi’s fall line. While there was plenty of pattern done in grey herringbone, the “sealing-wax red” pointy boots made the looks more fun. 1925 – the year of Fendi’s founding – appeared in Roman numerals woven into belts and cuffs, and the brand’s logo appeared both in its single and its original interlocking double-F form.
Venice was the inspiration behind Alberta Ferretti’s fall line, complete with Grand Canal-print chiffon dresses, gondolier stripes on everything from sweaters to an astrakhan jacket, velvets embroidered with the Piazza San Marco’s famous lion, and hooded capes and masks.
Giorgio Armani refreshed the tailoring of the suit through colour, texture and silhouette for fall. A plissé skirt–tapered pant hybrid (with the skirt in front, the pants in back) sashayed down the runway, which was a key element to the show. Colour-wise, a zesty red to equally vivid shades of green and blue were splattered throughout.
Bottega Veneta took us back in time to the 1940s for fall with a collection that showcased an illustrated silhouette with a strong shoulder. Think glamorous feminine looks with structured polish, which instantly reminded you of a vintage movie heroine, complete with hairdos set in a wave.