There’s no doubt that Milan is the one dictating the trends for next season. Italian designers have once against caught the attention of the press and buyers. Original, no-nonsense but elegant looks make up the collections that express a typically Italian style: both for him and her!
1950’s inspired A-line, knee-length skirts are back with a vengeance. Feminine and elegant, they highlight the waist. And Bottega Veneta adds a touch of class with pleats. The historic Vicenza-based brand, having married the concepts of artisanship and luxury, is famous for its leather braiding on bags, shoes and accessories. This brand is always up to the challenge, regardless of the season.
The Marni collection plays on the same ideas of strength and no-nonsense looks, almost bordering on the austere. The only playful element is the fur, which is the unquestionable protagonist of this collection, a must for Fall-Winter 2013-2014.
Instead, patterns this season are all nature-inspired. Prints include branches and enchanted forests, bucolic landscapes – it’s all a little retro. Sometimes, the images are black and white, as if they were a postcard, and other times they are in bright, almost abstract hues.
Of course, the sexy icy queen isn’t missing from the scene. Frida Giannini for Gucci, which has designed this tableau, dressing her in sculptured, simple looks. The wide shoulders of jackets and coats are the real trend for the next season. Knee-length skirts offer a glimpse of those glamorous gams thanks to generous slits.
There is also a burst of colours for winter. Miuccia Prada with Miu Miu plays with fuchsia, polka dots and lines, giving an ironic and playful touch to a wardrobe that is full of straight and severe forms and lines.
For the evening, there is a long gown with bustier, fit for a true diva. Expertly made by Enrico Coveri who picks a classic look: a black dress with plunging neckline for her and a tux for him.