Milan Fashion Week – Day Five

Marquee names appeared on the fifth day of Milan Fashion Week. Click on a designer’s name to see photos from the show.

Salvatore Ferragamo

This collection marks the debut of Creative Director Paul Andrew, who walked the runway with Menswear Creative Director Guillaume Meilland, presenting outfits for both men and women.

The show brought together Ferragamo’s signature details – collared shirts closed with broaches, for example – with the fashion house’s logo as a closure on bags and belts and a distinctive decoration on men’s footwear. New touches included block heels and “The Studio Bag” of crocodile, shearling, veal and ostrich.

Ferragamo plays with straight and trapeze  shapes for a comfortable fitting. In addition to neutrals, colors included green, mustard yellow, purple, and deep blue. 

Boots, rather than shoes, made up the footwear.

Giorgio Armani

King George (as Giorgio Armani is largely known) brings his unique style presenting some iconic garments with a contemporary spin.

Jackets, originally crafted for the business woman, are enriched with lurex vertical stripes and pearl embroidery, or livened up with floral prints, pink python, colorful checks, and geometric prints.  While the colors are darker, the fabrics are lightened up with metallic shades and glossy details. 

Small, skinny coats are embellished with plumes and fringes while fur coats boast shiny colors. Flashy necklaces, earrings and eco-fur hats are key accessories. Chains and shoulder bags wrap the body.

Ermanno Scervino

Ermanno Scervino goes cozy with smooth sweaters, tartan, striped men-style suits, down jackets, and fur details on coat collars. Light fabrics – organza and tulle – are matched with heavier garments. Prints – flowers, geometrics, animal designs, horizontal stripes, and checks –  are mixed and match.

At night, femininity is enhanced by light petals kissing the body,  but for warmth, a wool coat can be worn over the most precious fabrics. 

Missoni 

Missoni’s talent for matching and mixing prints and colors was evident comfy and yet glamorous style, brought to the runway, a true hymn to joy.

Big hats, scarves, knitted maxi bags, extra long coats, long knit dresses, fringed maxi skirts, ponchos, capes, and tunics added a grunge accent giving the entire look a timeless style.

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Philospphy di Lorenzo Serafini presents an urban cowgirl with Western style and a feminine attitude.

Leather pants, jeans, fringes, and buckled belts are softened by ruches, puffy shoulders, frills, curled collars, bowed cameos, and lace panels, while the boots are adorned with jewels and zips.

Simonetta Ravizza

The brand that turned the fur coat into a fashion statement and identified itself with craftsmanship –  “Made in Italy” – features a variety of prints mixed and matched together such as kisses, leopard spots, zebra stripes and tiger, checks, and even hearts locked at the wrists.

Big crossbody bags wrap the body and colored hats warm up the heads.

Jil Sander

The collection plays with different shapes. Capes, coats, and jackets draw a trapezoid, skirts and dresses meet the eggshape, the hourglass  is created by underlining the waistline with belts, corsets, and bands wrapping the figure while the straight and clean lines are interrupted with checks, stripes, and flowers. 

Armbends around the ankles and the forearms and flats with bows add a feminine flavor.

To view photos of the other designers, click here. 

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