#MFW: The Best Of
Jordan Maass | On 24, Sep 2014
On the third stop of the Fashion Week whirlwind, Milan has provided, yet again, a most inspirational spectacle for Spring 2015.
Moving on from London, who had marvellous collections from Tom Ford, Christopher Kane, Peter Pilotto and Burberry Prorsum, the next location was the beautiful city of Milan. On the roster, we have collections from Dolce & Gabbani, Fendi, Versace and many more.
1. Dolce & Gabbana
Last season, the setting and inspiration was a magical forest filled with woodland creatures and fairytale imagery. This season, it’s all about the bull fighter. The collection consisted of embellished matador jackets, embroidered details on delicate dresses, polka dots galore & pieces bordering on lingerie with an exquisite colour palette to match. Every collection from D & G is always beautiful and inspiring.
Designer Silvia Venturini Fendi & Karl Lagerfeld presented a collection filled with shift dresses, playful silhouettes, leather pants,Â sliced skirts, & sculpted shapes. The finale of feathered minidresses were simply gorgeous capping off a wonderful collection.
3. Roberto Cavalli
I always look forward to Roberto Cavalli’s take on the upcoming season as it is alwaysÂ filled with colour, texture and a hint of risque. This season is no exception. PsychedelicÂ prints, tuxedo jackets, white lace, sheer skirts, metallic pieces & animal skin textures all came down Cavalli’s runway making it one of my favourites of the season.
Shying away from overly structural shapes and exuberant colours, Donatella Versace presented a collection of solid colours, clean lines, impeccable tailoring & simple silhouettes, with critics applauding Donatella’s bold move in a new direction. The appearance of the Medusa headÂ still gave it the Versace edge. Spot on, Donatella.
5. Ports 1961
Designer Fiona Cibani had a vision of duplicityÂ for Spring 2015 and she presented a beautiful collection filled with minimalism, sharp edges & an homage to the design house’s history. Leather biker jackets, brass buttons on coats, asymmetric skirts, cotton blouses & sheer pieces provided a clean, feminine vision for the upcoming season. The jackets are superb.
With Paris next on the calender, I can’t wait to see what else is on offer for Spring 2015.