Milan Fashion Week kicked off to an explosive start on Wednesday, providing for a number of top model moments, designer favorites and swoon-worthy beauty looks. To see which shows are stealing the spotlight in Milano this week check out our full Fashion Week recap below. Che bella!
Gucci: Who says being ladylike means losing one’s sex appeal? For Fall ‘13, Frida Giannini presented a new, sexy silhouette that was as much an ode to power as it was a showcase of timeless feminine beauty. The lineup was considered to be one of Giannini’s most wearable collections in recent years, featuring a mix of body-conscious dresses, expertly-cut skirtsuits worked in strong leather and snake and an assortment of Prince of Wales checked Sunday driving coats. Like a modern day Hitchcock film, the collection was demure, but not without a good bit of subversion and modern ease. Come nightfall, Giannini’s designs took flight, featuring bright plumage details at the shoulders and down the sleeves of oversized jackets. Pink and turquoise feathers, sequins and studs added a level of toughness to long, silky gowns rounding out a standout Fall selection for today’s fashionable femme fatale.
Top Models: Daria Strokous (opener), Sigrid Agren, Karmen Pedaru, Anja Rubik (closer), Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Liu Wen and Caroline Brasch Nielsen.
Fendi: It was about fun and fur. Maybe it was funky? Models wore blue and purple “faux-hawks” with hair pieces secured to the front of their hairline. They tramped down the runway with fur adorned to almost every surface, from shoes to skirts- it was everywhere. The girls were a wild tribe of luxury punks who wear fabulous fur coat’s in crazy cool-ade colors. As always the futuristic vibe was in place with space age glasses and furry ear muffs. This was a collection that could make even the most somber of dressers long for a fuscia fur or even a purple faux-hawk.
Top Models: Ashleigh Good (opener), Saskia de Brauw, Lindsey Wixson, Suvi Koponen, Daphne Groeneveld, Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne and Julia Nobis (closer).
Prada: There were no bananas, flames, or motifs of any kind. Unlike many of her past collections this one seemed to be rooted in reality. It was moody and understated. Perfectly tailored jackets and skirts in gray wool were worn with contrasting brown suede belts and brightly checked lugg soled shoes. A sweet light blue gingham dress was topped with a brazen gold belt and lady like dresses were un-buttoned and worn over long sleeve sweaters. The styling was the story here. Miuccia called it “raw elegance” but it seemed she was concerned with the balance of imperfect and perfect. The collection wasn’t easy to understand but that’s what we expect from Prada.
Top Models: Amanda Murphy (opener & closer), Adriana Lima, Catherine McNeil, Mariacarla Boscono, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Saskia de Brauw and Ondria Hardin.