Milan Fashion Week - Rational + Emotional in Milan

Milan Fashion Week - Rational + Emotional in Milan

Geometric patterns and intarsia built most of the collections. And sunglasses followed the trend too

Milan Fashion Week - Rational + Emotional in Milan
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Let’s talk about Milan and what was hot during Milan Fashion Week. There was a subtle work around geometry and intarsia in many collections; these two elements were not used as decorations but to build shapes and effects: leather inserts looked like pleats, combination of colors give a sense of movement or underlined constructions and lines. This was true also for sunglasses; they showed a mix of parts in different colors, or prints to get an intarsia-ed look, or they had prominent angles in geometric patterns to stress the shape (by the way, as already seen in New York and London, cat eye line in a wider size is the most recurrent model).

As a reaction to this rational-inspired look, a more feminine “pair” was presented by different designers: the outfit is made by a simple, almost severe, knitted top over a “shining” skirt (it can be sequined, sheered, pleated but quintessentially feminine): a must-wear of next winter. Some sunglasses remind this severe/shining attitude, as the all black roundish sunglasses with golden trim or the round cat eye frame with a golden plate over the bridge.

Last from Milan, we got good news: next winter feminine won’t mean high heels. Most of the looks were completed by flat shoes, richly embroidered or simply Oxford laced up shoes. Back to reality also in many of the hues chosen for sunglass’ lenses: light grey to transparent, light brown and even see-through black. Apparently, now that women can walk properly they also want to see where they are going.

Published on Mar 03 2014