Much was said about Milan as newborn fashion capital recalling great attention again for its six days of fashion shows, lots of trends, ideas, top quality products and careful manufacturing, all characterizing s/s 2017 woman’s apparel. Personalities like prime minister Matteo Renzi, and top models like Gigi Hadid were most talked about – and participated in many events.
For those who couldn't make it to the shows we spotted the latest news and trends:
Street and function rule
A streety and sporty attitude was in the air. Cristiano Burani reinterpreted acid wash denim, sporty items and streetwear for modern girls. Versace played with color blocks, geometries and drawstrings applied onto modern generation dresses and skintight suits. A reborn Krizia launched new asymmetries and a soft parachute ultrathin dress. Woolrich reinvented camouflage 50s and 60s designs for silk ponchos and coats. Marni played with huge pockets attached onto garments as a praise to functionality that cannot forget stylishness and beauty.
Blue and denim are hot
Denim is back – embroidered like sangallo lace dresses as seen at Luisa Beccaria, or for studded light blue denim suits and jackets as seen at Gucci. Antonio Marras reinterprets it in mixes of patches – as a mix of embroidered elements or in different blue hues. Philip Plein adds lots of chains and breakings and Marcobologna completes it with short fringes. Giorgio Armani played with all shades of blue – from skirts and trensches for daytime to suits completed by lots of micropearls and sequins.
Antonio Marras spring/summer '17
Softness and femininity
This trend continues as with laces, embroideries, bright and delicate floral prints. Volants are a must for women’s wardrobes (Gucci, Ermanno Scervino, Kristina Ti, Diesel Black Gold, Antonio Marras, Dolce&Gabbana), interpreted by each brand with their own touch of modernity. Prada, for instance, added feathers to hems and cuffs, while Diesel Black Gold played with contrasting crossed strings and wrap-around elements.
Optical effects, stripes and deconstructed shirts
Many maisons created their own striped surfaces and optical effects (Etro, Ports 1961, Arthur Aberdesser, Prada and many others). Moschino designed dresses that looked like 2-D paper dresses similar to those worn by paper dolls reinterpreting its most iconic styles.
The shirt, another must-have for s/s, is now being redesigned with new cuts or deconstructed by many brands such as, for instance, Ports 1961 and Arthur Aberdesser,
Dress down suits
A constantly growing trend are softly fluid trousers and matching jackets in velvet or chenille as seen at Cristiano Burani and Dondup.
Bomber, the new basic
Almost every brand reinterpreted it with prints, new proportions, embroidered or in plain colors – there’s no limit to creativity.
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