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From the Runway: Milan Fashion Week AW15 ReviewArticle by: Veronica Baesso

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Milan Fashion Week: We came, we saw, we conquered. Now it’s time to review. Check out some of our favourite AW15 collections from the Italian capital of fashion. Enjoy it!

The N°21 AW15 collection designed by Alessandro Dell’Acqua was all about mixing and balancing contrasts: masculine vs. feminine designs, sheer vs. heavy textiles, ruffles vs. sharp cuts, layers vs. transparency. Tweed pencil skirts paired with gold patent jackets, blush pink sheer ruffled dresses and a bulky white coat embroidered with floral appliqués are just some examples of a collection that feels modern, jaunty and opulent.


Alessandro Michele the creative director of Gucci presented an AW15 collection that is young, glamorous and soft. Floral printed chiffon dresses, sheer slips and tops, midi skirts in a variety of colours and fabrics, fluffy cuffs and tiered dresses highlighted the delicate note of a collection with a wearable, fresh and folk-esque feel. Curated details such as hairy shoes, playful berets and bow neck scarves added a fresh touch. A new chapter for Gucci has started that is reaching out to younger women who can feel an affinity for the brand.


Philosophy, the baby sister line of Alberta Ferretti (formerly Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti) led by creative director Lorenzo Serafini was a romantic collection that appeals to the “girly girl” in all of us. Even the less feminine pieces such as the tailored trousers and shorts are effortlessly delicate and dainty. I particularly adore the sheer maxi dresses and blouses enriched with pussy bows and ruffled shoulders, which were reminiscent of the classic TV program “Little House on the Prairie”.


Prada AW15 collection was marked by a fresh and intense colour palette and an intentional extravaganza of details. The tailoring and silhouettes were sixties inspired from A-line skirts, double-breasted coats and sleeveless prom dresses. Standout pastels such as salmon pink, teal, camel, pistachio and mustard accentuated the vibe of a collection that is sweet but strong. Oversize crystal flower brooches, fur panels, Mary Janes with squared heels and elbow length gloves defined the newest Miuccia Prada’s ladylike feel.


Fendi’s AW15 collection was a game of proportions and volume. The silhouettes morphed from long and slim, to rounded and puffed, ending with a voluminous and bulky silhouette while still remaining very sophisticated. Apron-pocket leather skirts, pinafore dresses, patchwork panels, puffer duvet-like coats among the standouts. The colour palette was primarily white, camel, chocolate brown, dark orange, red and black.


The AW15 Dolce & Gabbana collection was a tribute to the unconditional love shared between mother and child. The runway was dominated by pregnant models, models holding babies and young children. Interspersed with the iconic Sicilian widowed black and white lace, some baby blue and pink dresses and skirts. Long steam red roses appliquéd and printed on dresses, skirts and shoes were the leitmotif together with kids inspired drawings and scribbles dedicated to mothers. Headphones covered with crystals and furs were the trendiest accessory on the show.



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