After New York and London, it's Milan who takes place in the fashion world, brigning all of us to beautiful Italy for the second time this year. Dolce & Gabbana knows how to please and stayed true to their pattern, once again. The clothes were very feminine and contained various floral prints, making the overall look like a beautiful summer garden. Lace was also quite popular and mixed in very well with the floral patterns. Lettering and patches were used on dresses, skirts and tops giving a crafty, touristic look to the ensembles. A few co-ords were thrown in here and there along the classic silouhaites giving the vintage show major pin-up vibes. The tailored suits were re-invented with either a cropped or oversized jacket. Donatella (Versace) never disapoint with her creations. This season, she opted for a safari vibe including various animal prints in vibrant tones (oranges, vibrant greens, purple, etc.) mixed with military inspired pieces. The modern summer suit - aka co-ords - were also present in diferent posibilities. Or course, we cannot forget the beautiful minis she designed and took a major part in her show. In this collection, all diferent styles are involved, going from sporty sweatshirts to sexy thigh high slits.
A strong nautical vibe was set on the Max Mara catwalk. Lots of stripes, stary patterns, sailor buttons bottoms, rope designs - and actual rope. Wide leg pants, oversized dresses, misbuttoned jackets/coats took a mojor part into Ian Griffiths's collection. Well known for its furry and leather creations, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi opted for a 'no concept' collection. Puffed sleeves, lots of pleated and smocking effects on playsuits, dresses and shorts. Exagerated pockets were added for a contemporary and practical look on precenently formal dresses. Of course, it wouldn't be a Fendi show without some furry bits and leather accents! My favorite piece - like a lot of us - is definetly this coral playsuit we've seen everywhere since the collection has been revealed. Who knew tailored pantsuits could be worn so casual with a cropped tee on a runway? Believe me or not, Emporio Armani did it for its spring/summer collection which was a well divided between formal and casual. The overall tailoring of the show was crowded with many manly pieces going from boy shorts to oversized coats and flat footwear with a pastel-y palette to balance everything.