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#MFW S/S17 Stripe This Way, Stripe That Way | Day 3+4

To the land of materials,

Where artisans exist and play,

allowing the rawness of feelings to transpire.

Welcome to Milan Fashion Week!

Marco de Vincenzo

An unknown name in my dictionary. Fringing is not something I associate with too much either as I feel when it’s not made to its effect, it can look unnecessary however Vincenzo has made it a fluent theme!

It was refreshing to see the fringing repeated on a diagonal which made all the difference. The use of contrast particularly lifted the colour palette and collection as a whole.

There was also a miniature version of the fringing done in contrasting colours which was interesting and added a new ounce of texture that I had not encountered before. This designer is one to watch!

Versace

After expressing how she’s finally come into her own last season, Donatella Versace has been on a new high ever since.

The Versace woman has always been confident, sexy – but the signature has much developed since Donatella took over from her beloved brother Gianni. Think tailored looks vs. athleisure. She’s moved forward but not without the past after all I don’t think that’d be entirely possible considering blood is thicker.

She started where her brother started and it was a genius move. She successfully combined all ages of Versace into one along with her spin on things. It was an update of Versace but not without Gianni. Bravo!

Antonio Marras

Another unknown name in my dictionary.

It seems that this season, Milan is really focused on their fabric selection which translates so well in the story-telling. In some ways, I even feel that this season, they’ve done what London did not succeed so well to do – the execution of fabric choice.

Here – the correct fabric choice was so necessary as the theme was multi-cultural. Think collage, mixing prints, mixing textures with a bit of folklore goodness. The checks in particular, I felt, helped pull all the other fabric selections together and give a new meaning to the check. A modern meaning.


Photo credit: Indigital via  Vogue, BoF

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