From Dolce & Gabbana to Versace to Gucci, bold colours and vibrant prints made their way on the Milan runways during fashion week.
With Milan Fashion Week all wrapped up, we can start planning towards our t Spring/ Summer wardrobes. Most people who introduced colour into their wardrobe this past season will be happy to know that it was once again a major story on the runways. Some designers took colour to a whole new level with head to toe pieces in one solid colour (hello again, cobalt blue). The Oriental inspiration also made its way into fashion, appearing in many designer collections— in the silhouettes and prints—which you’ll be seeing in stores everywhere next year.
Never one to shy away from colour or pattern, Miuccia Prada told Style.com backstage before her show that “Dream is forbidden, nostalgia is forbidden, to be sweet is not good.” Translate that into the Prada S/S 2013 collection, and you can see the deep darkness in many of her pieces, and feel the deep sentiment throughout her show. he mood of a geisha was clearly in the air as the runway exploded with feminine Japanese florals, silhouettes.
Dolce & Gabbana’s effortless chic collection once again focused on their Italian roots, with a specific nod to Mediterranean charm. Bursting with colour and pattern, the design duo created relaxed silhouettes including a-line and trapeze dresses that would work perfectly for your next summer vacation. Bold jewellery and hair pieces topped off the idea of having fun and frivolity.
Donatella Versace brought a real West Coast, LA vibe to her Versace S/S 2013 collection with flirty silhouettes and bold colors. There were knee high gladiators on many models, creating a fantastic grunge look. The color palette—from bold magenta’s, to sunny oranges,to bright blues— had a consistent flow of hot and cold colors, balanced perfectly with nude sheer pieces.
Gucci made dressing head-to-toe in a solid, acceptable for next Spring. From cobalt to yellow to coral to sea foam green—each colour made vibrant impression. Even the accessories, including bags and shoes, matched the same bold hues of the garments. Shoulders made a huge statement, being structured and tailored. Gucci also had a good oriental feel, with some of the pieces having Japanese floral inspired paper fabric.
—By Emma Gaudet