Fall Fashion from Milan
Milan is Italy’s fashion capital, and it’s not difficult to see why. Every year renowned designers gather in this city to showcase their latest creations for the seasons to come. This is why fashion enthusiasts not just from Europe but all over the world flock to Milan in order to marvel at the creative genius of fashion gurus. Why is Milan a Fashion Mecca? Historically speaking, it was the center of fashion and design back in the Renaissance period. The city’s name was coined from the term “millaner” which refers to luxurious apparel and accessories, according to In & Chic Milano.
You can never go wrong with the trends that come from Milan. For this reason, as the seasons change, time and again we consult the fashion statements made during the Milan Fashion Week for inspiration. This way, when we browse through wardrobe pricelists in the latest Marie Claire magazines before heading out to shop at M&S Women , we have a clear idea of what looks we’d like to pull. These are the dominant styles in this year’s Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection:
Fur is the prevailing choice when it comes to outerwear. FurInsider.com stated that in order for a fur coat not to be outdated, it must be cropped, like the black number designed by Roberto Cavalli. Saturated pastels are also mainstream: yellow by Laura Biagiotti, blue by Fendi, and orange by Maurizio Pecoraro. Classic retro looks were successfully pulled by Prada, Emporio Armani, Gucci, and Simonetta Ravizza.
An eclectic mix was displayed on the runway when it came to shoe fashion. ChikoShoes.com observed that a rock vibe was reintroduced by Versace, with studs and spikes present in heeled shoes. Mosaic embellishments were popularized by Dolce & Gabbana in sandals and wedges. Dramatic but wearable pumps were Emilio Pucci’s forte.
Vogue Paris reported about the central themes on colors: ecru for Celine, Isabel Marant, and Valentino; navy blue for Jil Sander, Nina Ricci, and Dries Van Noten; and baby pink for Christian Dior, Chanel, and Miu Miu.