PAY ATTENTION TO THE WAIST
All the greatest designers know that the way to a woman’s heart is to nip in her waist! Classic waist-defining details appeared in Fendi, Gucci, Marni, and Versace. Designers brought in the peplum in Bottega Veneta, Robeto Cavalli, and Etro. Prada, never one to follow the crowd, decided that the best way to accentuate a woman’s waist is to bare it: her designs featured slits at the waist (similar slits featured on the Stretch Crepe Shift Dress from Factory By Erik Hart), designed to show off the slimmest part of a woman’s figure. For flattering feminine shape with a casual but progressive print, you're bound to love the The Frolic Dress from Stolen Girlfriends Club.
EVERYONE LOVES SHINY OBJECTS
Metallics, patent leather, and all things light-reflecting came back in a big way in Milan. Whether it was a silver jean jacket by Blumarine, a metallic dress at Gianfranco Ferre, or the patent leather jackets that showed up at CNC Costume National, Fendi, Gucci, and Marni, it was decidedly noted that matte and muted colors are for the faint of heart. If you're feeling in need of some glitz check out the ever dynamic Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon VII in Pink with Mirror Heart from Melissa.
MIXING MATERIALS IS OKAY
Runways abounded with shaggy fur, loads of feathers, and long silky mink – and sometimes all together. It was all about taking fashion’s loudest, most beloved textures, and not letting them fade into the background.
ROCK ROUND GLASSES
Those 70’s, Ozzy-esque glasses showed up at both Marni and Prada and things got trippy! Wild circular frames hark back to a simpler and more bohemian era, and paired with something luxe like fur or studs they can really deliver that "effortless" chicness. We are super excited about our new Henry Holland for Le Specs eyewear. Check out the ultra classic Lennon, futuristic Circle the Mesh, and super coveted Muffin Top.
Text by Kyle Wu