There was no sign of sadness as the models walked their last ever D&G catwalk. Instead, from the very moment the music started, we knew we were onto a good one. The looks were bright, fun and feminine and surprisingly enough, felt a lot more sophisticated than the brand's previous collections, which had probably something to do with D&G merging with its big sister, Dolce & Gabana. Scarves in bright hues and bold patterns were wrapped around the body, creating an array of ruched mini dresses, tops, skirts and shoes. As often when working with foulards, one cannot not mention Hermès as an undeniable source inspiration, but in this case, there was also a little bit of vintage Versace's extravagance thrown in for good measure. This is what I call going out with a bang!
Sophisticated tailoring and lean, athletic silhouettes have always been Italian brand, Max Mara's signature, and this season is no exception. The pieces were easy to wear, perfect to go shopping on Via Montenapoleone on a not-so-hot summer day. Indeed, minimalist outerwear was the main focus of this Spring/Summer collection, with narrow three-quarter length coats, tailored blazers and motocross jackets with ribbed cuffs for a sporty twist on this classical piece. As for the colour palette, it was all pretty neutral with the exception of a bright aqua shade, reminding us that it is spring after all.
Sweet with a sexy, sassy twist would be the perfect way to discribe Miuccia Prada's latest collection. The silhouette was very much 50s inspired, with pieces such as capes, pin-up swimsuits, cat-eye sunglasses and knee-length skirts in ice-cream shades. Still, Prada's woman was far from being all sweet. Her hair was greasy, and the feminine pleating often paired with leather, longer skirts with tight bandeau tops, the delicate blouses covered in little cars, and her shoes flaming hot - literally!
I have to say I found the collections showcased at MFW a bit disappointing this year, hence why there are so few of them featured on here. What did you think?
- Elodie x