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THE TOP 5 RESORT 2017 COLLECTIONS

The 2017 resort collections incorporated many popular trends this year. Fringe, culottes, print on prints, and flowy fabrics were shown in vibrant colors, light materials and fun summer styles. The top 5 shows within the resort collections included various patterns and themes that made each designer's presentation unique to this season but still ready to wear. On June…

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BLUMARINE – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Blumarine's collection was as diverse as it can get. From floral, floor-sweeping dresses to baby blue fur coats to belted skirt and jacket combos, the looks combined multiple colors, textures, fabrics, and ideas. There were knit bodysuits that looked both cozy and chic followed by a fur-collared quilted jacket followed by wide-legged camel colored trousers combined…

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COSTUME NATIONAL – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

For Costume National designer Ennio Capasa, his collection was focused on the number one Italian fashion rule: quality over quantity. In a move against fast fashion, Capasa kept his looks revolving around the classics. For men it was tailored, for women it was looser, yet overall it was almost gender fluid with all garments carrying the ability to…

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DIESEL BLACK GOLD – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

On February 26th, Diesel Black Gold returned to the Milan runway leaving New York City and some of its industrial grittiness behind. Andreas Melbostad’s Fall/Winter collection for the brand showcased a more polished Diesel; denim, leather, and outerwear staples remained but with surface updates. Quilting was the go-to embellishment, hems were slightly longer, and a serious…

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DOLCE & GABBANA – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

If every girl dreams of being a princess in a storybook than Dolce and Gabbana made those hopes come true. The ultimate fantasy was created with their Fall/Winter 2016 collection, shown on February 28th in Milan. The designers, inspired by both old and new fairy tales, constructed the #DGFabulousFantasy, which wound up trending on social media. In this collection  Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce found ways to…

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DSQUARED2 – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

DSquared2 heated up the runway on February 29 during Milan Fashion Week with their  2016 fall/winter fashion show. With the prime focus of the collection being the outerwear pieces, identical twin designers Dean and Dan Caten decided to mix unlikely themes to create stand out looks. The collection was inspired by Japanese samurais, classic Victorian elements,…

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EMILIO PUCCI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

On February 25th, Massimo Giorgetti took to the runway for the second time for Emilio Pucci. Returning to the roots of the brand, it was clear Giorgetti drew inspiration from the ski-slopes. He presented a collection of wearable active wear with bold colorful prints and light fabrics. The line-up included over-sized sweaters, zip-neck velvet pullovers and puffers printed with technicolor…

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FAUSTO PUGLISI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

On February 24th, Fausto Puglisi became the latest designer to mesh the pavement of the streets with the runways of high fashion. His Fall/Winter collection showcased a balance of sportswear and his usual over-the-top aesthetic.  Embellished sweaters, graphic prints, and fur capes were given a dose of casual cool with laid-back NYC beanies and combat boots.…

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FENDI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

From Kanye to Karl, 2016 is turning out to be a year of “waves.”  Seismic swirls were the focus of Lagerfeld’s Fall/Winter Fendi collection on February 25th.  The motif showed up in ruffle collars, flouncy shoulders, curly cut-outs, fabulous furs, and stripey prints.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BCQNDv6L4PF/?taken-by=fendi Lagerfeld explained that the singular obsession was somehow related to Albert…

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GIORGIO ARMANI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

Milan Fashion Week was covered in black velvet during Giorgio Armani's Fall/Winter 2016 fashion show on February 29th. From dresses and jackets to full pants and athletic style crops, almost all the pieces had black velvet in some way for Armani's newest looks. Take an up close look at some of the styles: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCaB9kwTdLW/?taken-by=armani Lightening up…

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GUCCI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Gucci started Milan Fashion Week off with a bang.  On February 24th, Alessandro Michele sent seventy loud and lovely looks down the runway.  For the famed house's Fall/Winter collection, the designer mixed his wide-ranging influences (street style, the 1970s and 80s, the Renaissance, and Catherine de Medici) into a madcap mash-up of playful power suits,…

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JIL SANDER – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

The Jil Sander show, held in Milan on February 27, radiated a strong, structured women from the start with confident tailoring and tough over-sized outerwear. Starting with a stark white jacket with black buttons and leading into a black suit with an oversized feel for the second look, designer Rodolfo Paglialunga kept the Jil Sander's look in check.…

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JUST CAVALLI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

For his first show as artistic director at Roberto Cavalli's sister label, Just Cavalli, Peter Dundas took us back to the new wave era of New York City. Shown in Milan on February 28th, Dundas emulated a rocker chic vibe, with both the clothing and the runway. The catwalk was a carpet of silver glitter, brightened by the neon…

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MARNI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

On February 28th, Consuelo Castiglioni debuted the Fall/Winter 2016 collection for  Marni. In a fusion of unique cuts, bold colors, and funky accessories Marni painted a picture of modern Italian fashion. Inspired by a fresh, new silhouette, many pieces had bubble sleeves, hems with arching cutouts, and structured, wide cut jackets. Blouses had big ballooning sleeves and were tucked under rounded…

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MISSONI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

Designer Angela Missoni debuted her Fall/Winter 2016 collection for Missoni on February 28th during Milan Fashion Week. Using their signature knits as a key component, handcrafted, oversized sweaters paired with chunky knit beanies and big, lengthy scarves started the show. These oversized sweaters left behind the tights, with hems skimming the top of models thighs, adding…

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MOSCHINO – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Where there's smoke, there's... fashion? It’s nothing new to use special effects during fashion week but Jeremy Scott achieved a first on February 25th when he sent models down the Moschino runway in literal smoking jackets. Dresses and blazers with charred edges and burn holes adorned models who also had portable smoke machines that delivered a…

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PHILIPP PLEIN – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

No stranger to grand, over-the-top fashion shows, Philipp Plein's Fall/Winter 2016 Milan runway show did not disappoint. Held in an expansive room at the Fiera on February 27th, the evening began as three silver semi-trailers, flames blazing from their smoke stacks à la Mad Max, backed in and dropped off their fashion cargo. Models marched out in black jumpsuits with silver…

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PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Lorenzo Serafini at Philosophy's fall collection was filled with romanticism in a slightly sultry way, making it both trendy and completely wearable. The ready-to-wear customer, whether Italian or international is impressed by his mix of lace and leather, loose and tailored garments. With an influence from Milan's fashion boom in the 80s, the collection carried wide-through-the-thigh trousers, high-necked blouses,…

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PORTS 1961 – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

The Fall/Winter 2016 Collection for Ports 1961 debuted during Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, February 27th. This is the creative director, Natasa Cagalj's first Milan runway show since starting at the brand 15 months ago. Tailoring proved to be a key part of the collection. Both fitted and over-sized styles graced the runway. An abstract…

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