It’s fashion month, and that means designers from all over the world are dropping their new designs for spring and summer 2018. Milan Fashion Week is my favourite week out of the big four, and it also happens to be the one that has most recently wrapped. I look forward to Milan Fashion Week every six months, but I also look forward to seeing some specific labels when they debut their designs for the new season. That being said, I always look forward to Moschino.
I can’t say I was a huge fan of the FW17 collection, but I love this. From the floral arch to the pastel tutus, lo adoro. Not to mention the wigs; I’m about three minutes away from ordering one on Amazon in my shade. I’m living for this intersection between My Little Pony, punk rock, and high fashion; it’s like pastel goth but perfectly on point for spring.
As most Jeremy Scott productions usually do, this one had no shortage of twists, turns, and wings. After the My Little Pony segment, things took a regal turn before they went floral. And did things ever go floral; just look at those stems.
Scott’s Moschino is known for gaudy, printed gowns, but these are so different from his now-infamous beer, Cheetos, and nutrition facts dresses. Something tells me these won’t be getting nearly as scathing of a review as Scott’s first Moschino season.
These finale dresses though. The bouquet gowns are everything.
A smaller but equally as impressive brand, For Restless Sleepers, dropped this lookbook for the upcoming spring and summer sleepwear collection at around the same time.
I can’t decide what I like more; the lookbook photography, the setting, or the pajamas themselves. It’s like a haute couture girl living in a mansion couldn’t sleep late at night so she photographed herself in all her designer sleepwear.
This is all kinds of goals. I want these PJs, this mansion, and this lifestyle.
Versace put on a decadent display this year to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Gianni Versace’s death. Kaia Gerber, who most of you know as Cindy Crawford’s daughter, led the girls single file looking fierce with a powerful walk and in a leopard pantsuit. The show was peppered with other famous daughters, socialites, and looks.
Versace put a twist on the monochromatic pantsuit we’ve been seeing on every runway this season. Pantsuits are great and women should wear them if they want, but why limit ourselves when it’s socially acceptable for women to wear such a range of shapes and patterns? These bold patterns and prints add a layer (no pun intended) on top of what could have been a reduction of power to masculinity.
I’m loving this Italian take on Americana; very Westworld. This is a perfect mix of trendy and classic vibes coming together to make something new and great.
Peep those rich fabrics and bold textures. This is why Milan Fashion Week is my favourite.
These swimwear pieces and Barbie-inspired looks are perfect for spring and summer. I love the oceanic details on the bodysuits here and the casual streetwear in pastel pink.
And then came a Versace palette swap; and a classic coat for good measure.
On Wednesdays, Versace girls wear pop art. I mentioned the many pitfalls of the monochromatic pantsuit in a previous paragraph, and these expertly swerve them all. This is the monochromatic pantsuit done right.
This show was all about a surging walk and a fierce finale. Binx Walton and Gigi Hadid led the finale side by side with a powerful, in-sync walk. Gigi’s sister, Bella, led the crowd down the runway for the finale, and Donatella Versace was joined by Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Carla Bruni, and Helena Christensen in glittering gold gowns as the show closed. Dolce & Gabbana is the Italian brand known for bringing “a family affair”, but Versace is out to swipe that reputation.
MSGM are known for bringing something different. The Twin Peaks inspired FW17 show was one of my favourites, and this fabulous follow-up is a hit for me, too. I love how MSGM is used as a synonym for “black” on the opening look, but the holey sweaters and denim vest are faves of mine too. Not to mention the beauty; I love the dark lipstick used on some of the models.
Fashion purists might disagree with me, but I think Dolce & Gabbana are slaying the game right now. True-to-form runway models, Instagrammers, and Victoria’s Secret angels alike walked the same runway for the prestigious Italian fashion house for the latest spring and summer collection.
Dolce & Gabbana shows always have a theme and they always market hard towards millennials; this season was no exception. The theme was “Queen of Hearts” and the millennials were catered to the night before this runway presentation with a not-so-secret “secret show” featuring all decadent eveningwear looks.
D&G are also known for their glasses – sun, and otherwise. I can’t say for sure whether these furry frames will be flying off the shelves in six months, but you can bet these dresses will. I’m always a fan of a reimagined pantsuit, so I’ll fw the Beetlejuice looking look too.
Speaking of reimagined suits, peep the pink pants on the end. This pantsuit is exactly what the Queen of Hearts would wear if she needed a fabulous suit for an executive meeting.
These floral prints, gold pantsuit, and luxucious lace are downright queenly.
D&G doesn’t always do the card motif right, but this season they did. I love the first two looks here for that reason; the see-through card gown is great, and I love the Queen of Love minidress just as much. It’s an entire wardrobe fit for a Queen. Oh sorry, “kween”.
As the finale drew closer, the designs got more and more decadent. These floral textures are something else.
I love the jewelry and the accessories at this show too. Not to mention the embroidery; peep those details.
Dolce & Gabbana have been putting out more and more printed dresses; sometimes they’re floral, a few seasons ago the print was pasta, but this season, golfish is gucci.
The card motifs came out in full force for the finale dresses. For the finale walk, all the models were dressed in black… undergarments? No doubt these would look great with a tulle dress on top.
Au Jour Le Jour is another show I look forward to each and every season. By the looks of it, the neutral, denim, and dorky glasses trends won’t be going anywhere next spring and summer.
Lo and behold; the first look here is, in my opinion, the best look of Fashion Month so far. That’s right; Paris Fashion Week, you better bring your A-game.
According to Philosophy, the look for SS18 is Cannes yacht girl. And I’m okay with that; I don’t know if the culture the Cannes yacht girls became famous for is still all that thriving. You know, where they hook up with directors in order to get roles in films. Anyway, I digress. This collection is so much classier than the dark underbelly of the Cannes Film Festival.
Several years ago when I first got into the fashion industry, mint green was the biggest thing ever for spring. Philosophy is bringing it back and maintaining the millennial pink trend all at the same time.
Looking at this makes me want to get on a boat.
The pops of red throughout this show made each look. I love the lipstick, belts, dresses, and those red pleather shorts.
As the show wound down, the colours became more muted. These black and gray designs have a nautical underpining, but mostly they’re just goals.
Thanks for checking out all of my favourite collections from Milan! Keep posted for my recap of Paris Fashion Week. I’d love to hear what you think; feel free to leave a comment here or find me on Instagram!