Milanese fashion always finds a way to the soft spot of my heart. There’s a causal sophistication, a nonchalant extravagance that can be over the top or simply luxe. Here’s the first round of my favorite collections.
Dolce & Gabbana
This spring/summer season Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana used the Chinese Palace in Palermo as their main source of inspiration, fusing together the exotic Chinese influence with classic Sicilian style. The collection spoke volumes to my style embedded heart.
Silk printed suits covered with peacocks, bamboo reeds, lemon trees and of course no Chinese inspired collection would be complete with out dragons. Amongst the striking graphics were juxtaposed fabrics of black and white lines, distressed denim jeans and fitted leather jackets all fit to perfection.
There’s absolutely nothing more appealing than a man in a fine tailored suit, on the contrary there is also nothing like a man in some urban streetwear (preferably of luxurious hand). Head designers Tom Notte and Bart Vandebosch seemingly molded the two together in collection suitable for my ideal man.
From Italy’s acclaimed and highly influential fabric makers came a collection of urban luxe sportswear, in solid silhouettes that were black, white and red all over. Digital prints on boxy tops, sweatshirts and t-shirts made of neoprene were accompanied by kneepad infused trousers, silk eveningwear and Eddie Borgo ‘collabed’ accessories.
Nothing compares to fine clean lines and monochromatic color palletes, it’s a refreshing breather from the sometimes overly embellished Italian style that so often coincides with Milan fashion week.
Designer Filippi Scuffi of Daks took his vision of Olympic athletes merged it with a dash of vintage style and pinch of contemporary sophistication. Impeccably tailored leather coats, casually fit trousers and to die for handbags gave a lavish overtone to the Olympian inspired sportswear.