Details, details, details: Milano Fashion Week

It’s all about details this year at the Milanese Fashion Week. Patterns, prints, ruffles, ribbons, embroidery, sequins, drawings, graffiti, textile, proportions and volumes, all in a cascade of candy shades and psychedelic prints. (CLICK on the gallery above, for more pictures)

For the first time, Gucci had an collaboration with an graffiti artist (Trevor Andrew, known as Gucci Ghost). Trompe l’oeil effects and animal motifs continue on from the spring show. For this fall/winter 2016 collection, the designer Alessandro Michele put some super hero chic capes on the catwalk, along with veiled headpieces, fedoras, knit ear beanies, and baseball caps with pompoms.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana presented a collection fit for new princesses. Inspired by Disney’s princesses, the fall/winter 2016 show was a spectacle of signature Dolce & Gabbana ensembles embroidered and appliquéd with sequins, diamonds, pearls and iconic fairy tale motifs (reminding of Snow White mirror, Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast).

At Marni, designers played with volumes and I have noticed the oversized buttons and fell in love with the asymmetric knitted cape.

Ferragamo played classic in a fuchsia and yellow palette, in geometric shapes such as stripes, zig-zags and checkerboards in rainbow colors.

And Angela Missoni dazzled us with psychedelic prints on classic trenches, cardigans and scarfs, all of them combined with the most impossible look (for me, at least): peep-toe shoes with socks.

At Fendi there were waves of ruffles and frills from sleeves to collars, and from bags to shoes.Fall/winter 2016 collection came in playful bright colors and floral motifs.

Prada: the collection began with military-inspired looks, before marching into more romantic pieces with delicate embroidery and floral prints by artist Christophe Chemin. I saw, again and again, charms jangling from necklaces, belts and bags.

At Moschino, Jeremy Scott did it again: he surprised the audience with scorched outfits, burnt and toasted, paired with matchsticks and cigarette accessories. And, for the end, biker looks, with loads of leather and chains.

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