Thursday, 5 March 2009

Milan Fashion Week AW09

In stark contrast to London Fashion Weeks up coming designers with innovative designs focus, Milan fashion week was very much about the big brands and well established names creating luxurious well cut and timeless classics. My absolute favourite classic piece is the shift dress. I liked both but in very different ways and both styles. I am guessing that the bigger and more established names at Milan feel less need to prove themselves in terms of design implications but perhaps more need to create very wearble and sellable clothes. It is great to have a balance as sometimes I feel like wearing something outrageous other times I just want some thing very classic and stylish. On the whole at Milan Fashion Week the colours were muted and neutral or blacks and grey with a few exceptions of course. There also seemed to be a bit of a forties theme.

Versace - a very safe collection of trench coats and shift dresses, with a bit of chic understated gloss and sparkle.

prada autumn winter 09 wader boots Prada- Lots of boiled wool, beautifully cut coats and some wader style boots? Definitely a bit of an outdoor theme going on here, thin Madonna on her country estate, with the odd cheeky flash of red in the form of shoes, a clutch or a glimse of underwear.

Dolce & Gabbana added a bit of humour to the proceedings with Marilyn Monroe prints, gloves that looked like scarves, bright pink fur and lots of balloon and exaggerated shoulders.

Dolce & Gabbana autumn winter 09

Maxmara - beautifully luxurious coats that looked amazing to wear. In fact the whole collection was pure luxury. Nothing ground breaking but very nice.

maxmara autumn winter 09At Pollini, a fairly untypical Milan Fashion Week Collection but then what else would you expect with Jonathan Saunders being in his second season there. Much more like a collection that you would expect to see at London Fashion Week. I love those suede boots that seem to crop up all over the place.

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