Milan Fashion Week 2017
Alessandro Michele's latest show combined men's and women's ready-to-wear in a psychedelic dream of pastels, snakeskin, rose-tinted glasses and fringed parasols. The collection expanded upon many of the themes Michele has already attached to the revamped Gucci brand, from his twist on 70s era glamour, to a certain eclecticism inspired by the East––apparent in fur fringed silk robes adorned with Chinese-style embroidery, for example.
If, like me, you've found Karl Lagerfeld's past collections for Chanel somewhat repetitive in nature, then his work for Fendi will serve as a welcome reprieve. Lagerfeld always seems to find his full stride with the classic Italian label, intermixing patterns and prints and mastering the art of power-dressing season after season.
The key to impeccable dressing? The answer seems to lie with monochrome dressing in an array of layered, varying fabrics. From sleek, belted trenches to velvet slacks, ribbed cashmere turtlenecks and coats so plush you'd never want to take them off, Max Mara seems to have mastered effortless style for even the chilliest of days.
Miuccia Prada delivered her devoted following a fall/winter collection emblematic of her signature take on artful dressing. From beaded fringes that adorned a series of flapper-style dresses, to furry, hooded jackets and patchwork cardigans in an array of teals, ruby reds and canary yellows, bleak winter weather clearly doesn't call for uninspired winter dressing.