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#MFW S/S17 Proportional Dressing | Day 5

To the land of materials, Where artisans exist and play, allowing the rawness of feelings to transpire. Welcome to Milan Fashion Week! Marni It was clear that this season, Marni was thinking about proportion, silhouette and fabric. The collection was one of the easiest to get into this season – perhaps with thanks to Marni’s clear mindset for it. It was all there – the ideas, and then Marni went bold with it by taking size into consideration. Go bold or go home, they say. And bold she did, with bigger-than-life pockets that sat around the hips and somehow looked aesthetically pleasing. (We, women, are worried about accentuating our hips too much but it’s fundamentally all about balance.) Marni got the formula perfect. Dolce and Gabanna A total of 91 looks. Usually, I am hesitant about such large collections (even 50 looks is pushing it) but I found much joy in the prints above everything else in this collection. Other looks were perhaps too referential and still needed some modern spark. A good edit was absolutely …

#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 …

#MFW S/S 17 Mix It Up! | Day 1 + 2

To the land of materials, Where artisans exist and play, allowing the rawness of feelings to transpire. Welcome to Milan Fashion Week! Gucci Gucci is back in conversation thanks to Alessandro Michele. It’s amazing what a change of hand can do for an historic Fashion House. Almost 2 years later, and we have a re-invented Gucci woman who’s story is told so alarmingly well. (That is if you accept the 180 degree flip.) One wonders if it’s a sin to be this referential in a collection but Alessandro shows us how it’s done by mixing past and present sensibilities together. He’s definitely aware of everything that’s happening around him and with vintage mixing and matching being on trend, he’s not letting go any time soon. We don’t want him to let go either. No.21 This collection really took me by surprise! First thought: Fresh! I’m really unfamiliar with this brand but I’ll be on the lookout for them more in the future. What’s utilised particularly well in this collection is texture. Textiles is an ever-growing movement in the Arts …

#LFW S/S17 Favourite Shows pt. 2

‘London Bridge is falling down’ may sound familiar, But it’s long known how to stand on two feet since, Just as it knows how to build bridges again, A city for the history-makers, the youth, the streets. London Fashion Week, you’re next! Anya Hindmarch Perhaps an unusual choice, as Anya Hindmarch is primarily known for her bags/accessories. But it is exactly that that I’ve included her in here, as I found myself looking more at the outerwear pieces. Bizarre but beautiful. Christopher Kane I am notably not a fan of animal print. Designer or not designer – I have generally never grown to like the print however Christopher Kane has somewhat convinced me here in his new collection. Maybe it was the subtlety of the animal print although this collection as a whole was anything but. I suppose that’s the duty of the young designer…or the designer for the young – whichever way you want to look at it. It was a mishmash of elements. ‘Make do and mend’ as the collection was called and it …

#LFW S/S17 Favourite Shows pt. 1

‘London Bridge is falling down’ may sound familiar, But it’s long known how to stand on two feet since, Just as it knows how to build bridges again, A city for the history-makers, the youth, the streets. London Fashion Week, you’re next! Simone Rocha Romance x Drama. Honestly, I don’t expect any less from Simone Rocha. If anything, having a baby (who by the way, she named Valentine) would have injected her with more emotion, passion and a way to fall in love again…dramatically. One of my favourite designers. Mary Katrantzou Finally! This was the Mary Katrantzou that I was waiting to come back! After being propelled to the dark side or diverting to other territory (i.e. less crazy prints), this is the Mary K. I like best. The embroidery x darker colour palette in the latter half of the collection was a great touch. Peter Pilotto Designers are really exploring different colour palettes this season, aren’t they? If you ever wondered what it was like to mix Baroque, metallics and colour together then here …